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Today's News

  • Parrish awarded scholarship

    Taylor Parrish, a 2011 Vandalia Community High School graduate, has been awarded a trustee scholarship from Franklin College.

  • Honor Roll

    Vandalia Elementary
    Fourth Quarter
    Honor Roll
    SECOND GRADE

  • Engagement

    Kristin Bachula and Zachary Stombaugh, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Breann Sidwell of Brownstown and Kennard Milano of Salem have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.


    The future bride is the daughter of Brad and Nikki Sidwell of Brownstown.
    The future groom is the son of James and Mary Ann Milano of Salem.
    The couple are planning a 3:30 p.m. wedding on Saturday, July 23, at Liberty Christian Church in Brownstown.
    A reception will be held at 6 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.

  • Reunion

    Libell
    The descendant’s of John Frank and Pearl (Leininger) Libell and his sister, Isaac Noah and Lela Ellen (Libell) Linton met on June 5 at Vandalia Park, with 43 in attendance.
    All enjoyed a day of food, family and visiting.
    Charles and Cayla (Alverson) Grandt added twin boys to the family on Jan. 5.

  • Rotary Honors Blood Drive Volunteers

    The Vandalia Rotary Club recently hosted to a lunch the volunteers who have helped at the club's quarterly blood drives for the past several years.

    Many of those volunteers are members of the American Legion Auxiliary. Pictured, from left, are Alvena Noffsinger, Linda Rhodes, Amy Meseke, George Meseke, Katie Schukar and Dolores Michel. (Not pictured is volunteer Carolyn Murray.) To the right of those volunteers are Rotary members Dale Freeman, Dr. Howard White and White's wife, Mary, who help coordinate the blood drives for the club. 

  • Birth

    Lauren Joyanne Tompkins
    Bradley and Jill Tompkins of rural Smithboro are the parents of a girl born at 1:07 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Wedding

    Audrey Talmage of New Bern, N.C., and Mark McElroy of Fairview Heights, were united in marriage on Saturday, June 4, 2011, in New Bern, N.C.


    The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Candice Talmage of New Bern, N.C. The groom is the son of James and Wilma McElroy of Shobonier.
    The couple resides in Fairview Heights.

  • Anniversary

    Phil and Imogene Bunyard of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Friday, July 1.


    Anyone wishing to send cards may mail them to their home: RR 2, Box 311, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • New businesses planned for downtown Vandalia

    In the year since Tony Flowers launched Liberty Trading, a coin and precious metal shop in downtown Vandalia, he’s heard the complaint one too many times.
    “There’s nothing in downtown Vandalia,” the naysayers insist.
    Well, Flowers is doing something about it. Along with his son, Sam, and son-in-law, Sean, he is preparing to launch five new businesses on Gallatin Street.