Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Derek E. Redding, 28, Greenville, was arrested on Oct. 20 on charges of driving while his license is suspended and speeding. Bond was $1,500.
    • Erica D. Minney, 34, 300 Capital Pointe, Apt. 17, Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 19 on charges of driving without a valid license and no proof of insurance. Bond was $1,500.
    • Michael D. White, 32, RR 1, Herrick, was arrested on Oct. 19 for failure to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge. Bond as $7,500.

  • Vandals come up short on Senior Night


  • BFD Visits BES
  • Johnson – 65 years

    Stan and Nadine Johnson celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this Wednesday.

  • St. James anniversary concert is Friday evening

    In celebration of the congregation’s 150th Anniversary, “An Evening of Music” will be presented at St. James Lutheran Church this Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. Performers for this concert of organ and piano music will be Carlo and Stephanie van Ulft.
    The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted for the St. James Music Fund, which supports the church’s organ, piano, handbells and choirs. The church is located at 727 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia. A reception will follow the program.

  • St. Elmo News

    Saturday, October 17
    • Following St. Mary’s Catholic Church 5:30 p.m. Mass, a wiener roast will be held at the rural home of Ed and Mona Durbin to welcome the Rev. Marek Kasterczuk. Those attending are to take a favorite dish to share.
    Sunday, October 18
    • Boy Scouts will be collecting new or gently used shoes of all types, sizes through this Sunday.
    • Sunday Night Live youth group will have a wiener roast from 6-7:30 p.m. at the home of Jeffrey and Summer Maxey.
    Monday, October 19

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent Thursday through Sunday with Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo. Belinda and Mahala held a rummage sale on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday evening, Belinda, Mahala and Harper went to Kimmswick to dine at Blue Owl Café and participate in the “Witches Night Out” event.
    Clarence Wodtka, a lifelong resident of St. Peter, died on Monday of last week. His funeral was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Friday.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Having Company
    The past few days, two of the “neighbor kids” from the longhorn pasture across the way have been visiting the Homestead bunch and enjoying nibbling on the green grass.  
    The other barnyard critters, Madricka, and her baby burro, Buckwheat, and  Lady, the pretty senior mini-horse, watch the strangers, but they do not let the visitors interrupt their meals or their naps in the sunshine.  

  • Where are they now?

    Jacob “Tyler” DePew
    City where you currently reside: High Point, N.C.

  • VCHS Distinguished Alumni Award