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Today's News

  • 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.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, May 9 – Choice of cereal, Pop Tarts.   
    Tuesday, May 10 – Biscuit and gravy.
    Wednesday, May 11 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, May 12 – Scrambled eggs, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, May 13 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    Lunch
    Monday, May 9 – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, fruit, bread and milk.    

  • South Central Honor Roll

    South Central High School
    Third Nine Weeks
    Honor Roll

  • Jefferson Primary School will hold kindergarten pre-registration

    Jefferson Primary School will hold kindergarten pre-registration at the school from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10.
    The pre-registration is for children who will be 5 years old before Sept. 1.
    The children do not need to be present for pre-registration.
    Parents are asked to provide at pre-registration: current physical information; immunization records; Social Security card; a certified birth certificate from the county courthouse; verification of chicken pox or vaccine; diabetes check; current dental exam information; and current vision exam information.

  • Brownstown District will honor retirees

    The Brownstown Board of Education will honor these school district retirees at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 31.

    Together, these five employees have 163 years in public education. From left to right are: Harlan Beckel, high school math, 33 yearts; Mary Nelle Douglas, junior-senior high librarian, 27 years; Susan Smith, elementary eduction, 35 years; Diane Curll, high school English and speech, 35 years; and Doug Slover, superintendent, 33 years.

  • VCHS crowns prom royalty

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

    The prom court is shown in the second photo. From left to right are Justin Rubin, Aubrey Edwards, Tyler Westendorf (standing in for retiring king Tyler Vosholler), retiring queen Katie Vieregge, queen Micah Dugan, king John Vosholler, Casey Warner, Daniel Bell, Emily Hill and Jeremy Leininger.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Special Day Brings Back Special Memories
    Mother’s Day – Does growing up with this special day tend to cause us to take it for granted?
    If so, let’s take some time to remember some of the things our mothers did for us, and we will probably realize just how special they were…or if you are fortunate, is.
    Shirley (Sperry) Curry remembers her mother (Ellen Sperry) meeting her and her siblings when they came home from school every day.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Family in Michigan
    Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter traveled to Reed City, Mich., for a visit with daughter and son-in-law, Keri and Tom Latin, and attended the Operetta of Emma & Elijah Latin on Friday, April 29. The Operetta was entitled, “A Man Named Noah.”
    The twins were decked out in penguin costumes, handmade by their adopted Michigan grandmas. An enjoyable and relaxing time was spent with the Latins on Saturday enjoying the great Michigan outdoors.