Today's News

  • Anniversary

    Jerry and Karen Little of Hewitt, Texas, formerly of Vandalia, were surprised with a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on May 20 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    Fifty family members and friends were present for the celebration, which was organized by the couple’s children, Debbie Little Smith and David Little.
    The Littles were married on June 16, 1962, in Vandalia.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pryor of Vandalia celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. John Truitt of rural Shobonier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    John Truitt and Marilyn Meseke were married on June 17, 1962, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.

  • Anniversary

    Don and Berniece Etcheson of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Business Briefs

    Letter carriers food drive nets 2,400 lbs.

    Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers at the Vandalia Post Office recently held a food drive.
    The annual event is part of the nation’s oldest one-day food drive, which helps individuals and families who depend on alternative food sources.

  • Diekemper Donation to NF

    Diekemper Photography of Vandalia recently held a promotion to raise money for St. Louis Children's Hospital for its research on Neurofibromatosis.

  • Local Modern Woodmen fix landscaping at caboose

    Members of the local chapter of the Modern Woodmen of America recently helped beautify downtown Vandalia by planting flowers and spreading mulch in the flower beds around the Little Red Caboose in the municipal parking lot at the intersection of Fifth and Johnson streets.

  • Whipps receives AAO humanitarian award

    John Franklin “Frank” Whipps II, an orthodontist with offices in Centralia, Germantown and Vandalia, is the recipient of the 2012 Humanitarian Award, presented by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) at its recent convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Pine Ridge Homes is 'center of year'

    Kevin and Jessica Satterthwaite of Pine Ridge Homes recently received the 2012 Manufactured Housing Industry award for Retail Sales Center of the Year in the Midwest. The award was presented at the MHI national awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

  • Church Briefs

    VBS this week at Overcup Baptist

    Overcup Baptist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School this week. It is running from 6-8:30 p.m. daily.
    The theme is "Adventures on Promise Island."
    For more information, contact Connie Hobler at 283-4384.
    Liberty Christian to host VBS program

    Liberty Christian Church will host a week of Vacation Bible School next Monday through Friday. The program will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily.
    It is open to children from ages 3-5 and kindergarten through sixth grade.