Today's News

  • Operation Christmas Child

    This year's Operation Christmas Child netted 2,322 shoe boxes of Christmas items. Last week, members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Vandalia Community High School loaded the boxes into a trailer for transport.

    First United Methodist Church in Vandalia served as the relay center of Fayette and Montgomery counties. Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide children’s project of Samaritan’s Purse that used gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting boys and girls know that they are loved and not forgotten.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It is the time of the year that we need to remember the reason for the season of celebration and history of Evergreen Outreach.
    The foundation of Evergreen Outreach is based in the Bible (Mathew 25:40), which inspired Phyllis Rames (the founder) more than 45 years ago. It means that whatever you do to the least of these, you have done to me (Christ). It points to Christ’s life of kindness and mercy, which we are to emulate.

  • Denny Scholarship

    Kaskaskia College announced that Andria Cavaletto of Centralia has been named the recipient of the Frank Denny Memorial Scholarship awarded through the Kaskaskia College Foundation.

    Cavaletto is a graduate of South Central High School and is pursuing an associate's degree in Nursing. She is married to John Cavaletto and is the daughter of Larry and Sue Urban. Pictured above with Cavaletto is Travis Henson, director of marketing for Kaskaskia College.

  • Johnston Scholarships

    Kaskaskia College announced that Crystal Hicks of Ramsey and Alyssa Rauch of Vandalia have been named the recipients of the Jan and Jack Johnston Scholarship awarded through the Kaskaskia College Foundation.

  • Bohner Scholarship

    The Kaskaskia College Foundation recently awarded Nicole Manley of Vandalia the Steve and Patti Bohner Scholarship in memory of Robert G. Burnside.

    Manley is a graduate of Vandalia Community High School and is pursuing a degree in culinary arts. Pictured with Manley, left, is and Susan Batchelor, vice president of Student Services for Kaskaskia College.

  • KC registration under way for spring

    Registration is under way for the spring 2015 semester at Kaskaskia College’s main campus, branch campus and Education centers.  Most classes will begin on Jan. 12.
    Classes offered at the Vandalia Campus for spring 2015 include: Accounting Principles, Financial Accounting, Tax Accounting, Agriculture Sales Leadership, Introduction to Art,

  • KC Vandalia Classes

    Cake decorating class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a cake decorating class at the Vandalia Campus from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. this Saturday.
    The registration number for the class is COED-5439-VA02W.
    Students will learn the basics of cake decorating. They will not only learn how to make icing, but will learn the importance of icing consistency.

  • Where are they now?

    Bryan Radliff

  • BHS Homecoming

    Curt Frailey and Katie Kroll (first photo) were crowned king and queen at Brownstown High School's homecoming dance on Nov. 22.

  • Frogtown News

    Thanksgiving Guests
    Thanksgiving Day guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Helen Limes of St. Peter, Renee Key and Mike Harmon of Edgewood and Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo.
    Later that afternoon, the family took Harper to meet her great-grandmother, Mary Harpster, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
    Belinda’s brother, Tony Limes of Ridgely, Tenn., visited later that evening.
    Weekend Visitors