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Today's News

  • Kaskaskia College News

     KC receives financial reporting award
    Kaskaskia College announced this week that for the third straight year, the college has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

  • Elmo Theater Restoration Continues
  • Birthday

    Miles Filer
    Miles Filer of Vandalia will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 13,  with a family reunion.


    Cards may be sent to him at: RR 2, Box 199, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.
    Friends may drop by his home in Pittsburg Township, nine miles southwest of Vandalia on Carlyle Road, on Saturday, May 14, in the afternoon to wish him a happy birthday. Cake and beverages will be served.

  • Engagement

    Brittany Miller and Donald Warren have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Wedding

    Debbie Wollin and Travis Moore of Vandalia were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Bruce Sassee officiating the double-ring ceremony.

  • Soroptimists Honor Local Women at Banquet

    Soroptimist International of Vandalia presented a number of awards at its annual awards banquet last month.

  • Church briefs

    Augsburg communion service Saturday

    Immanuel Lutheran Augsburg Church will hold a communion service this Saturday at 6 p.m.
    The church is located at the intersection of 900 N and 1300 E, four miles east of U.S. Route 51 on the St. Peter Blacktop.
    For more information, call the Rev. Bruce Milash at 846-8383.

    First Pentecostal Church has website

    First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia has launched a new website. The site is: www.fpcvandalia.com.
    For more information, call 283-0714.

  • Week of Prayer begins with church service

    By Panzi Blackwell
    A community worship service, previously scheduled for the lawn of the Vandalia Statehouse, was held Sunday evening at First Baptist Church of Vandalia, because of the threat of rain.

  • Evergreen Outreach-May 5, 2011

    By Joyce Mueller
    May, the month of the rich green emerald birthstone, is all about starting new projects and participating in various events.
    This first week, as you know, includes May Day, as well as the Kentucky Derby. Beulah Brown, leader of the day, reminded us of the lovely May flowers, which are now in full bloom.

  • Many of life's lessons happen in informal settings

    As a pastor for several years, I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a cup of coffee in kitchens, cafes, job sites, vehicles, parks and other places too numerous to mention.