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Today's News

  • Engagement

    Amanda Lynn Martie and Bartley Christian Hass, both of Troy, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Michael Wayne Logue and Devyn Rosabeth Holman, both of St. Elmo, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Wedding

    Denise Renee Fornoff and Eric Michael Telger, both of Collinsville, were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Sept. 10, 2011, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, with the Revs. Michael Walther and Doug Meyer officiating.

  • Births

    Isla Christine McConkey
    Matthew and Kathy McConkey of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.

  • Card Shower

    Edna Ilene Sidwell
    A card shower has been requested for Edna Ilene Sidwell, who will celebrate her 89th birthday on April 3.
    She would appreciate cards from family and friends. Cards may be sent to: Edna Ilene Sidwell, c/o Friendship Manor, 221 E. Cumberland Road, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.

  • Anniversary

    Bill and Cheryl Edwards of Patoka will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary.

  • BES Students Visit Family YMCA

    Seventh grade students in Sandra Stine's physical education class took a trip to the Family YMCA of Fayette County on Thursday, March 22.

  • South Central FFA at Section Contest

    On Feb. 15, the South Central FFA participated in the section proficiency awards at Nokomis: Dylan Sigrist, swine production; Natalie Chapman, beef production; Casey Engel, vegetable production; and Shawn Meyer, ag mechanics.

    Dylan Sigrist won section honors and advanced to the District 4 competition on March 14. From left to right are Dylan Sigrist, Natalie Chapman, Casey Engel and Shawn Meyer.

  • Vandalia District to honor retirees

    The Vandalia Board of Education will hold an appreciation dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Vandalia Junior High School.
    This year’s honorees include: Debra Lewis, district office employee; Rhonda Phillips, Vandalia Junior High School teacher; Sherry Schneider, Vandalia Jefferson Primary teacher; Amy Vieregge, Vandalia Community High School teacher; and Cherie Woods, Vandalia Elementary School and Vandalia Jefferson Primary teacher.
    All current and retired faculty and staff are invited to attend.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, April 2 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, April 3 – Breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, April 4 – Choice of cereal, muffin.
    Thursday, April 5 – Scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast and jelly.   
    Lunch
    Monday, April 2 – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, applesauce, bread and milk.    
    Tuesday, April 3 – Sloppy Jo on bun, California blend, pineapple chunks and milk.