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Today's News

  • KC Physical Therapy Graduates

    The Kaskaskia College physical therapy program recently held its annual pinning ceremony for its 2012 graduates.

  • College Graduates

    SIUE
    The two-day spring commencement at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was held May 4-5.
    Local graduates included:
    • Brownstown – Wes Michael Kistler, bachelor’s degree.
    • Mulberry Grove – Nicholas Ryan Brown, bachelor’s degree.
    • Patoka – Christopher C. Felchlia, bachelor’s degree.
    • St. Elmo – Hannah Marie Imig, bachelor’s degree.
    • Shobonier – Quentin Nathaniel Schukar, bachelor’s degree.

  • Sheriff's Scholarship

    Nicholas Metzger (left), a 2012 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, is this year's Fayette County recipient of an Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship.

    Presenting him with the scholarship is Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay.

  • Honor Rolls

    VANDALIA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
    Fourth Quarter
    Fifth Grade

  • Allen picked for LLC Honors Band

    Kierstyn Allen, daughter of Jeff and Michele (Hovious) Allen of Paris and granddaughter of Earl and Deanna Hovious of Brownstown, was selected to be a performer at the Honors Band and Chorus Festival at Lake Land College in Mattoon.

  • Lucken picked for Boys State

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 of Vandalia has selected Jeff Lucken of Vandalia to attend Illinois’ 77th annual session of Boys State.

  • VCA holds graduation

    Vandalia Christian Academy held its eighth-grade graduation on Thursday, May 17.

  • Florene Frappé visits the Golden Years Club

    By Panzi Blackwell
    Twenty-four members and one guest signed the register for the Golden Years meeting on May 8.

  • Birthday

    Evelyn Probst
    Evelyn Probst will be celebrating her 90th birthday with a reception for family and friends from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the Ramsey American Legion Home.


    The public is invited. The family requests no gifts.
    Cards may be sent to: Evelyn Probst, RR 1, Box 93, Ramsey, Ill. 62080.

  • Birth

    Kara Ann Stone
    Katie Lape and Jeff Stone of rural Brownstown are the parents of a girl born at 7:37 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.