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Today's News

  • Crawford – 40 Years

    Steve and Donna Crawford of South Carolina, and formerly of Vandalia, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Jan. 30.
    Steve and the former Donna Smith were married on Jan. 30, 1971, at the former Second Baptist Church in Vandalia.
    They lived in Vandalia for 17 years,  moved to Florida and then on to South Carolina in 1991.
    They are the parents of two daughters: Stacey and her husband Brian Hoff, and Kristin and her husband Todd Karraker.
    They have six grandchildren: Shayla, Joshua, Alex, Austin, Seth and Alexis.

  • Lincoln's Farewell Address reading is Friday

    People of all ages are invited to help set a new Guinness World Record™ as part of the national kickoff of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

     

  • Frogtown News

    Power Outage/Storm
    Tuesday of last week was the beginning of a three-day ordeal that tested the patience of all of the area residents.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Big Snows Often Means…
    …a lot of cancellations and a scarcity of news.

  • National Bank honored as lender

    National Bank was presented a Million Dollar Lender plaque by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, recognizing the bank as one of the top guaranteed housing lenders in Illinois for 2010.
    The bank originated $7,304,150 in loans that Rural Development guaranteed to help 80 moderate income homebuyers purchase their first home or upgrade to a better one.

  • Soroptimists Win Rotary Challenge

  • Stombaugh is new marketing director at FNB

    First National Bank announced this week that Vandalia native Alison Stombaugh has been hired as the bank's marketing director.  She started her new position on Feb. 1, 2011.

  • Church Briefs

    Holy Cross to host Love Banquet this Sunday

    The youth of Holy Cross Lutheran Church will hold a Love Banquet this Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. The meal will feature lasagna, spaghetti, salad and garlic bread.
    An auction is scheduled to start at noon.
    Cost for the meal is $7 for adults and $4 for children under age 10.
    For more information, call the church at 283-1133.

    Area clergy to be trained to assist firefighters

  • Fear not! God says not to be anxious about anything

     “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
    (Joshua 1:9)

  • Dean's Lists

    University of Indianapolis
    Will Cowger has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 fall semester at the University of Indianapolis.