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Today's News

  • BEA Scholarship

    On behalf of the 29 members of the Brownstown Education Association, President Suzanne Stinebring, right, presents Marisa Thomason with a $400 scholarship.  Marisa is the daughter of Shelly and Tony Thomason.  She plans to continue her education in elementary education.

  • Honor Rolls

    Brownstown Jr. High
    Fourth Quarter
    High Honors
    EIGHTH GRADE
    Emily Frailey, Katie Kroll and Nathan Matthews.
    Honors
    SEVENTH GRADE
    Brooklyn Sarchet, Kaylee Sefton, Ashley Washburn and Tucker Willms.

    Brownstown High School
    Fourth Quarter
    High Honors
    FRESHMEN
    Katie Carson and Bethany Oberlink.
    SOPHOMORES
    Kayla Black and Matthew Sefton.
    SENIORS
    Julie Schilling.
    Honors
    FRESHMEN

  • Summer Lunches Program Begins

    Yavonn Walls, left, and Kimberly Bone, right, helped distribute free meals on Monday at the Summer Lunches for Kids location in the gazebo in Rogier Park.

  • Church Briefs

    Revival is Sunday at Northside Christian
    Do you want to “fan the flame” you once had? Maybe you once had a “fire” to worship and serve the Lord, but circumstances in your life – or even church – put that fire out!
    Are you looking to reignite that flame? Are you looking to have in you the same fire you see in others?
    Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, will hold a one-night revival on Pentecost Sunday, this Sunday, at 6 p.m. under the theme of  “Fan the Flame.”

  • Evergreen Outreach-Jun9, 2011

    By Melanie Schaafsma
    At 1 p.m. Monday, guests were assembled at First United Methodist Church once again for Evergreen Outreach. As far as we know, there is nothing of its kind anywhere. It is a time of gathering together to celebrate life and show caring to those who don’t always have the chance to get out of their houses, nursing homes, or assisted living residences.

  • Minister's Forum

    "Relevant" is defined by Webster's Dictionary as “pertinent, to the point.” It’s got to be relevant! Has anyone ever said that to you?

  • Minister's Forum

    "Relevant" is defined by Webster's Dictionary as “pertinent, to the point.” It’s got to be relevant! Has anyone ever said that to you?

  • Business Briefs

    Chamber seeking part-time position
    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce is seeking a person to work eight hours per week as a communications coordinator.
    According to chamber president Dana Whiteman, the main functions of the position will be to publish the organization’s newly launched newsletter and to maintain ongoing communications among chamber members.
    Deadline for submitting resumés for the position is June 17. Applications should be sent to Whiteman at dwhiteman3@att.net.

  • Television Winners At Hosick Motors

    Gary and Loretta Pfenninger recently won a 26-inch LCD flatscreen television from Hosick Motors in Vandalia. They are shown with Hosick Motors sales representative Brian Major, left.

  • New owners

    David and Ruth Stone are the new owners of the Culligan Water Conditioning Service in Vandalia.
    For the past 15 years, the Stones have operated a power washer sales company in the Vandalia area, and now they’ll move into another area of the water business.