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Today's News

  • WANTED: Your reaction

    We're particularly looking for the reaction of veterans, especially those who have served in the past decade and may even have enlisted after and as a result of the attacks on 9/ll. We also want to hear from those who have served in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    Leave comments here or e-mail them to rbauer@leaderunion, or go to our Facebook page. If you have served as a part of the fight against terror and wish to speak with us, contact me, Rich Bauer, at 283-3374, ext. 226.

  • Dugan, Vosholler crowned VCHS royalty

    Micah Dugan and John Vosholler were crowned queen and king at the Vandalia Community High School prom on Saturday night.

  • Call-in day for pageants is May 7

    Call-in Day for Fayette County Fair Pageants is Saturday, May 7.

    To be a Little Miss contestant, girls must be Fayette County residents, between the ages of 5 and 7 years old by July 11. To enter, call 427-3762 on May 7, beginning at 9:00 am.  The first twenty contestants will be accepted. No early calls will be accepted.

    To be a Jr. Miss contestant, girls must be Fayette County residents entering

  • A Capitol Performance

    For many members of the Vandalia High School Band, last week’s trip to Washington, D.C., was the trip of a lifetime.

  • KC Honor Band Concert

  • BHS Prom Candidates

    The Browntown High School prom will be held this Saturday from 8-11 p.m. in the BHS gym, with coronation set for 8 p.m.

    The prom queen and king candidates are shown here. In front, from left to right, are queen candidates Kel-C Sefton, Breann Barnick, Marison Thomason and Emily Petersen. In back are king candidates are Zach Rigdon, Dylan Fulk and Lance Buchanan; Daniel Schwarm was not present for the photo.

  • VCHS Prom Candidates

    The Vandalia Community High School prom will be held this Saturday evening from 7-11 p.m. in the VCHS gym, with coronation set for 7:30 p.m.

    The prom queen and king candidates are shown here. In front, from left, to right are queen candidates Casey Warner, Micah Dugan, Aubrey Edwards and Emily Hill. In back are king candidates Daniel Bell, Justin Rubin, Jeremy Leininger and John Vosholler.

  • VCHS Spring Band Concert

    The Vandalia Community High School band, under the direction of Tony Hicks, presented its spring concert on Sunday, April 17. In the first photo, clarinet players (from left) Megan Runkel, Jordan Rademacher, Alaya Matsko and Arika Craig perform. Flutist Abby Hickerson performs with the concert band in the second photo and Ian Murrell plays the trombone with the jazz band in the third photo.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First Of All…
    …as I sit here typing early in the before-dawn morning, the patio door is open and the sounds of the birds’ songs, combined with the freshness of the rain-washed timber, foliage and earth is so refreshing and inspires humbleness and thankfulness to the Creator…and now back to work!

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Weekend visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., and Rollie and Trieva Henson of St. Peter.
    Easter Dinner
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter took their mothers, Mary Harpster and Helen Limes, to the Leaky Bucket on Sunday for Easter dinner.
    They drove around the state park and enjoyed seeing deer, wild turkeys and squirrels.
    St. Peter Church