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Today's News

  • KC dairy judging team honored

    A reception to honor the 2013 National Champion KC dairy judging team was held at the Lifelong Learning Center at Kaskaskia College on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

  • New state law requires high school students to have CPR, AED training

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill that will require cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator training for students in all Illinois high schools.
    The governor was joined by the Laman and Bell families and the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois at their annual meeting in Normal to sign the measure.
    “It is not often our high school students are faced with the opportunity to save a life,” Quinn said.

  • College News

    SIUE
    Deanna R. Lester graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Dec. 14 with a master’s degree in nursing, with a specialization as a family nurse practitioner.

  • Reunion

    Kleinik
    The Kleinik family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 31, in the main pavilion at Patriot’s Park in Greenville.
    A potluck will begin at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and lawn chair.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on July 31 at  Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield for their monthly meeting and luncheon, with 22 members and three guests present.
    The pledge to the flag was given, followed by the meal prayer given by Brock Fisher. After the meal, Black welcomed everyone.
    The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for July were read. Cards were signed for two members having health problems.

  • Lighthouse Center is Smoke-Free

    The Vandalia Lighthouse Pregnancy Center Board of Directors, in conjunction with Kelly Curll, tobacco coordinator for Fayette County Health Department and health educator for the South Central Illinois Health Coalition, adopted a Smoke-Free Campus Policy at the center, which took effect on Aug. 1.

  • Hutchison-Kinkead

    Sarah Hutchison and TK Kinkead were married in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony on May 31, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Dan Laack and Denny Hutchison officiating.

  • Births

    Adrian Kenneth Towler
    Chad and Ashley Towler of rural Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 4:38 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Birthday

    Betty Snyder
    A card shower has been requested for Betty Snyder of Vandalia, who will celebrate her 90th birthday this Saturday.

    She was born on Aug. 16, 1924, in Fayette County. She married Ivan “Jim” Snyder; he is now deceased.
    She is the mother of Bonnie Hall and Doris Kelly of Pana; Leroy Snyder, Shirley Ray and Lary Snyder of Vandalia; and Carolyn Burrus of Bingham. A son, Kenneth Snyder, is deceased.
    Cards may be sent to: 1607 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Beck-Carter

    Chasity Nicole Beck and Jedidiah James Carter, both of Ramsey, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia.