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Today's News

  • 25th Anniversary at Country

    The agents at the Country Insurance office in Vandalia honored secretary Kathy VonBehren last Friday on her 25th anniversary with the agency. Shown above, from left, are Steve DeClerck, Kirk Doehring, VonBehren and Joe Sefton.

  • Gottman attends banking conference

    Anita Gottman, banking center manager of Midland States Bank in Vandalia, attended the 2010 Women in Banking Conference held on Oct. 21-22 at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield. The conference was sponsored by the Illinois Bankers Association and the Illinois League of Financial Institutions. It brought together nearly 100 women in banking from throughout Illinois.  
    Sessions included: communications as a strategic business tool, mobile banking, mortgage market fraud and bank marketing, as well as many other banking issues and professional development topics.

  • Births

     

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Nov. 11 – Closed for Veteran’s Day.
    Friday, Nov. 12 – Barbecue pork on bun, augratin potatoes, baked beans and pineapple chunks.
    Monday, Nov. 15 – Beef and noodles, tossed salad w/tomatoes, copper penny carrots, pineapple and whole grain bread.
    Tuesday, Nov. 16 – Chicken strips, rice, brussel sprouts, sliced tomatoes, sliced tomatoes, tropical fruit and biscuit.  
    Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Chili w/beans, baked potato, cheese & crackers, pears, oatmeal cookie and birthday cake.

  • National Hospice/Palliative Care Month

  • Anniversary – 50 Years

    Charles and Shirley Brauer of St. Peter will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Nov. 26.
    Charles Brauer and the former Shirley Pries were married on Nov. 12, 1960, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church by the late Rev. Martin Travis.
    The couple have three children: Tim and his wife Jan Brauer, and Scott and his wife Shannon Brauer, both of St. Peter, and Lynette and her husband Ronnie Crain of Farina. They have six grandchildren and one stepgrandchild.

  • Wedding

    Lauren Marie Roberts of Vandalia and Allen Courtney Ash of Liberty, Mo. were united in marriage on Saturday evening, July 10, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in St Louis, with Msgr. Mark Rivituso officiating.
    The bride is the daughter of Ken and Kathy Roberts of Vandalia. Grandparents are Edward and Margaret Earth of Mulberry Grove,  and Dean and Pat Roberts of Vandalia.
    The groom is the son of Bev Ash of Carterville, Mo., and Gregg Ash of Kearney, Mo.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (Oct. 16)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Oct. 16. The winners are pictured; from left to right: Mike Grejtak and Lonnie Gerdes, first place with 11.25 pounds; Robert Lindley, second place with 8.08 pounds; and Melvin McKinney and Kenny Arnold, third place with 7.73 pounds. The big bass winner was Travis Gould with a 4.22-pound catch.

  • Vandalia eighth-graders lose twice

    Vandalia eighth-grader Alex Sasse looks to pass the ball to the perimeter after running into the Greenville defense on her way to the basket during a 39-9 Blue Jays win last Thursday. Sasse scored Vandalia's first two points of the game. Madison Click, Ashley Swain and Nicole Wells also scored for the Vandals. On Tuesday, the Vandals fell to Hillsboro, 37-7. Sasse (four points) and Jordan Wagner (three) scored.

  • St. Elmo falls to Vandalia

    St. Elmo seventh-grader Landon Feezel (left) tries to drive around Vandalia's Brandon Gelsinger during the first round of the Vandalia Seventh-Grade Tournament on Saturday. The Eagles were defeated by the Vandals 33-24 in that game.