Today's News

  • SCHS student seeking votes on Facebook

    Area residents are being asked to vote on Facebook for a South Central High School student who is a finalist for a Congressional art competition.
    Alex Woolridge of Farina is one of six finalists for the 19th District Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Congressman John Shimkus.
    Woolridge’s “Arch of Peace” is a 21-inch-by-24½ -inch oil painting.

  • SCHS Play is This Weekend

    The South Central production of "The Wizard of Oz" is set for 7 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday in the South Central Middle School gym.

    Admission is $2 for students and $4 for adults.Saturday matinee admission is $1. In front are Sierra Nannini, Terese  Kreke, Yuka Takata and sponsor Lorna Stowers. In the middle row are Victoria Hensen, Breanna Hester, Amber Hays, Chelsea McElroy and Abby Sauter. In back are Natalie Chapman, Matt Nowakowski, Jon Jahraus, Steven Mays, Robby Bennett, Rachel O'Leary, Zach Spencer and Frances Hebron.

  • KC Vandalia holds Arbor Day Celebration

    Kaskaskia College held Arbor Day celebrations at its main campus and at the Vandalia Center last week. The photos here are from the Vandalia Center celebration.

    In the first photo, KC President Dr. James Underwood talks about the importance of the college's adjunct faculty during the dedication of a tree in those faculty members' honor. In the second photo, Mary Schulze, director of the Vandalia KC Center, points out the trees on the campus grounds, as well as planned future plantings. A tree was also dedicated in Schulze's honor.

  • Vandalia Elementary School holds Fun Fair
  • Vandalia Prom

    Samantha Green and Dathan Berning (first photo) were crowned queen and king at the Vandalia Community High School prom on Saturday evening.

    The prom court is shown in the second photo. From left to right are Quenten Austin and Hannah Edwards, 2011 prom king and queen John Vosholler and Micah Dugan, Green and Berning, Maresha Mitchell and Brandon Ellis, and Brooke Kistler and Justin Clark.

  • Brownstown Prom

    Morgan Walk and Colten Hunter (first photo) were crowned queen and king at the Brownstown High School prom on Saturday night.

    The prom court is shown in the second photo. From left to right are Ashley Lakin, J.C. Moore, crownbearer escort Ethan Campbell, junior marshal Shelby Rine, Walk and Hunter, crownbearer Abbi Ledbetter, junior marshal Matt Sefton, Nick Reeder, Holly Grames, Jordan Evans and Jenna Shelton.

  • VCHS Band presents spring concert
  • Golden Circle has Mayors for Meals

    The CEFS/Golden Circle Nutrition Program has announced that it held Mayors for Meals Day on April 2 as part of its March of Meals awareness
    Vandalia Mayor Ricky Gottman participated in the Mayors for Meals event to show his support for the community’s seniors.
    “We are excited about having Mayor Gottman participate in our event,” said Debbie Weber, project director.
    March for Meals is a national campaign to raise awareness of homebound seniors, and to encourage action on the part of the local community.

  • Births

    Brynlee Merynn Willms
    Trevor and Megan Willms of Brownstown are the parents of a girl born at 2:37 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

  • Birthdays

    Betty Yarbrough
    A surprise party for Betty Yarbrough's 90th birthday will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday May 12, 2012, at the Holiday Inn Express in Vandalia.