Today's News

  • Modern Woodmen donate to food pantry

    The Vandalia Modern Woodmen of American chapter recently donated $250 worth of canned food to the Fayette County Food Pantry as part of the organization’s Care and Share Program.
    Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, chapters provide opportunities to connect through social activities and volunteer projects.
    Care and Share is a nationwide program that offers Modern Woodmen chapters an opportunity to provide up to $250 of basic life necessities to individuals and families in need in their communities.

  • Engagement

    Amanda Lynn Martie and Bartley Christian Hass, both of Troy, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Michael Wayne Logue and Devyn Rosabeth Holman, both of St. Elmo, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Wedding

    Denise Renee Fornoff and Eric Michael Telger, both of Collinsville, were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Sept. 10, 2011, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, with the Revs. Michael Walther and Doug Meyer officiating.

  • Births

    Isla Christine McConkey
    Matthew and Kathy McConkey of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.

  • Card Shower

    Edna Ilene Sidwell
    A card shower has been requested for Edna Ilene Sidwell, who will celebrate her 89th birthday on April 3.
    She would appreciate cards from family and friends. Cards may be sent to: Edna Ilene Sidwell, c/o Friendship Manor, 221 E. Cumberland Road, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.

  • Anniversary

    Bill and Cheryl Edwards of Patoka will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary.

  • BES Students Visit Family YMCA

    Seventh grade students in Sandra Stine's physical education class took a trip to the Family YMCA of Fayette County on Thursday, March 22.

  • South Central FFA at Section Contest

    On Feb. 15, the South Central FFA participated in the section proficiency awards at Nokomis: Dylan Sigrist, swine production; Natalie Chapman, beef production; Casey Engel, vegetable production; and Shawn Meyer, ag mechanics.

    Dylan Sigrist won section honors and advanced to the District 4 competition on March 14. From left to right are Dylan Sigrist, Natalie Chapman, Casey Engel and Shawn Meyer.

  • Vandalia District to honor retirees

    The Vandalia Board of Education will hold an appreciation dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Vandalia Junior High School.
    This year’s honorees include: Debra Lewis, district office employee; Rhonda Phillips, Vandalia Junior High School teacher; Sherry Schneider, Vandalia Jefferson Primary teacher; Amy Vieregge, Vandalia Community High School teacher; and Cherie Woods, Vandalia Elementary School and Vandalia Jefferson Primary teacher.
    All current and retired faculty and staff are invited to attend.