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Today's News

  • Three former students now teachers

    Three former students of the Vandalia School District will be returning to classrooms next fall, this time as teachers.
    The Vandalia School Board voted last week to hire Katie Vieregge as the Title I math teacher at Vandalia Junior High School, Laura Hobbie as a science teacher at the junior high and Joe Kelly as a math teacher at VJHS.
    Also hired were Rachel Miller, for language arts at the high school, and Eric Lux, as a special education teacher at VCHS.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Pasture Critters …
    … Betsy Longhorn and her bovine family are enjoying the “Green, Green, Grass of Home,” and it really is green and lush. But they still seem to resent us confiscating part of their pasture. They don’t understand “public domain” (which, I have to confess, I don’t approve of it, either). When we are mowing the yard, they all run to the fence  and follow the mower and person mowing. I personally feel that is their form of a protest.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, and Aaron Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    They visited Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont on Saturday.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 161.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Zada Reynolds served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Nancy Kingery
    -Maria Oswald

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 30
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Saturday, May 2
    • The St. Elmo Historical Society will have a Kentucky Derby Day from 2-6 p.m. at Summer Breeze Wine House in St. James.
    Sunday, May 3
    • Sunday Night Live youth, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • AMP’d youth, 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Monday, May 4
    • The St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Tuesday, May 5

  • F&F of FCH holds fundraiser

    By Charlene Jett
    Oh, what a night – “A Night at the Tropicana” featuring the ”Babalou Band” at the Vandalia Country Club, presented by Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital & Long Term Care. This fundraising event   was full of amusing characters, drama and laughter.

  • Former VCHS teacher, coach, administrator dies

    Former Vandalia Community High School teacher, coach and administrator Vito “Vic” Provinzano died on Thurday, April 23, at his home in Mattoon.

    Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mattoon. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon. Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham was in charge of arragements; online condolences may be expressed at www.hallfuneralchapel.com.

    Mr. Provinzano survivors include his wife of 68 years, Lucille; and three daughters.

  • Church Briefs

    St. James celebrating 150th anniversary

    St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the celebration includes a commemorative book.
    The book includes the early history of the church and every baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral as recorded in the three parish registers from 1871 to the present, as well as membership rolls.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    God is GREAT and God is GOOD! We renewed our old friendships today and made new ones at Evergreen Outreach.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Katie, the Dog, is a Hero
    Picture this – It was a cool and cloudy (but nice and refreshing) early Tuesday morning this week. All was peaceful and serene on the Homestead. Bill had went to work, Callie, the kitty, was resting near Bill’s footstool and Josie, the little doggie, was snuggled down in her soft and comfy bed nearby.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Daughter
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their daughter, Mahala Jacquin and family of Villa Ridge, Mo. Belinda and Mahala enjoyed shopping in Chesterfield on Saturday. On Sunday, Mahala hosted a Jamberry party.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Saturday evening worship attendance was 71.
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 107.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Allie Murphree served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    Remember in Your Prayers