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Today's News

  • Wesclin wins VHT; Vandalia takes fourth

    Wesclin won its record eighth Vandalia Holiday Tournament, defeating Flora in overtime, 57-51, on Thursday night. Flora's Paul Knapp committed a turnover with about a second left in regulation, which forced the extra period.

    Vandalia fell to Pana in overtime, 77-65, in the third-place game. Pana's Mitchell Beyers hit a 3-pointer with about half a second left in regulation to force the extra period.

    In the fifth-place game, Stew-Stras upset Altamont in overtime, 68-62. Matt Tabbert had 20 points and 20 rebounds for the Comets.

  • Midland States Bank Donates to CEFS

  • Vandalia GMAC Real Estate is now Real Living Vandalia Real Estate

    Vandalia GMAC Real Estate announced this week that it has become a franchisee of Real Living real estate.
    Now known as Real Living Vandalia Real Estate, the local business is part one of the fastest-growing and most innovative real estate networks in the nation. The company is known for its suite of online tools for consumers and agents.
    Since 2002, when Real Living was founded, the company has built a reputation as a consumer-friendly brand, focused on staying ahead of consumers’ needs in a changing real estate market.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Entering the New Year-Brownstown 1911

  • St. Elmo Area News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Frogtown News, Dec. 30, 2010

    By Belinda Harpster

  • Church Briefs

    Gospel Showcase is Jan. 1 at Kinmundy

    Kinmundy Christian Church will be hosting its fifth annual Holiday Gospel Showcase concert at 6 p.m. this Saturday.
    Headlining the concert will the Southern Sound from Nashville, Tenn., one of the premier male quartets in Southern gospel music. Also on the program will be Aaron Wilburn (a singer, songwriter and comedian) and several members of the Homecoming Gospel Choir.

  • Evergreen Outreach, Dec. 30, 2010

    By Edith Elliott

  • The light shines in the darkness

    We just celebrated Christmas, the birthday of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. I ask you to consider reading and praying with the Prologue of John’s Gospel (verses 1-14) as we begin another New Year.
    The Prologue is as deeply theological as it is beautiful. John the Evangelist proclaims the Incarnation of God, the most fundamental truth of Christianity, in the immortal words of his Prologue as he makes the connection between Jesus Christ and the Logos or Word of God.

  • FSA offers help with loans

    Scherrie Giamanco, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency state executive director, reminds producers who want to obtain a Market Assistance Loan before the end of the year should contact their local Farm Service Agency office as soon as possible.
    Farm Service Agency offices need time to process the loans and prepare the loan documents. Market Assistance Loans are marketing tools available to producers to allow for more orderly marketing of commodities throughout the year.