Today's News

  • Klekamp earns bronze medal at SkillsUSA

    Career and Technical Education students across the state came together on Thursday, April 26, for the opening ceremony of the eighth anniversary of Illinois SkillsUSA in Springfield.
    On Friday morning, April 27, competitions began and by the end of the day, students experienced a day they will never forget.  On Saturday, the ceremonies ended with closing ceremonies and awards.

  • KC Physical Therapy Graduates

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

  • College Graduates

    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

    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.