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Today's News

  • Cougars undefeated in first NTC season

    South Central finished its first season in the National Trail Conference undefeated after defeating Windsor, 10-0, on Thursday.

    The Cougars have a 9-0 conference record.

    Seniors Dan Diss and Shawn Meyer combined to throw a one-hitter, striking out 10.

    Dylan Smith was 2-for-2, with two RBI, and Kyle Bray was 1-for-3, with a double and two RBI.

    South Central next plays on Monday in the NTC Tournament in Kinmundy.

  • KC bands will present first concert of season

    The Kaskaskia College Music Department will present its first concert of the 2012-13 season on Tuesday with the fall instrumental concert. The concert will feature the Kaskaskia College Concert and Jazz Bands under the direction of Professor Cliff Jourdan.
    Concert band highlights include "The Processional Wedding March” by John Philip Sousa, and “Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World’ Finale Excerpts” by Antonin Dvorak.

  • Greenville College recognized as a 'Best College'

    Greenville College was recently ranked among the top Midwest regional colleges in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges.
    “We’re pleased yet again to be ranked so highly by U.S. News,” said Vice President for Enrollment Michael Ritter. “We believe that attending Greenville College is among the best investments that a student can make in their future.
    “We hope that this recognition allows more students to learn about the experience they can have here.”

  • Tri-county conference is on Oct. 5

    Regional Superintendent Julie Wollerman and the ROE 3 team will once again host the tri-county Professional Development Conference.
    The conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, at Vandalia Junior High and Elementary schools. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m., with the keynote address starting at 8:30 a.m. Sessions will continue throughout the day until 2:30 pm.

  • Jenny's Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Thursday at Jenny's barbecue restaurant, 337 Mattes Ave., as the facility observed a change in ownership personnel.

  • Wellness Center Ribbon-Cutting

    Fayette County Hospital's Wellness Complex last week held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its expanded facility at 825 New York Ave. (behind Wendy's).

    The expansion allows for more examination rooms and other space for patient care as the facility has recently added a new family physician, Dr. Glenn Skow – shown next to Mayor Rick Gottman in the front row. Included in the open house were free food and tours of the new facility. The telephone number for The Wellness Complex is 283-5545.

  • Sandblasting With A View

    Vandalia contractor Dennis Grubaugh is shown sandblasting the paint off of the steeple of St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia last week.

    He was taking the old paint off in preparation for applying a new coat of paint to the steeple. The church is located at the intersection of Eighth and Gallatin streets in Vandalia.

  • Rotary District Governor Visits
  • Country client services given top ranking

    COUNTRY Financial posted the lowest complaint ratio among Illinois auto, home and life insurers in 2011, according to the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI).
    The company has had the lowest auto complaint ratio for 12 of the past 13 years, and has ranked among the top two home insurers for the past 13 years.

  • Reunion

    Richards
    The 55th annual Richards family reunion was held on Sept. 16 at the Rogier Park pavilion in Vandalia, with 90 in attendance.
    The business meeting was called to order by Vice President Mike Richards.
    Jamie Elmore gave the 2011 minutes and treasurer’s report.