Today's News

  • Many of life's lessons happen in informal settings

    As a pastor for several years, I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a cup of coffee in kitchens, cafes, job sites, vehicles, parks and other places too numerous to mention.

  • School Menus

    Monday, May 9 – Choice of cereal, Pop Tarts.   
    Tuesday, May 10 – Biscuit and gravy.
    Wednesday, May 11 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, May 12 – Scrambled eggs, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, May 13 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    Monday, May 9 – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, fruit, bread and milk.    

  • South Central Honor Roll

    South Central High School
    Third Nine Weeks
    Honor Roll

  • Jefferson Primary School will hold kindergarten pre-registration

    Jefferson Primary School will hold kindergarten pre-registration at the school from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10.
    The pre-registration is for children who will be 5 years old before Sept. 1.
    The children do not need to be present for pre-registration.
    Parents are asked to provide at pre-registration: current physical information; immunization records; Social Security card; a certified birth certificate from the county courthouse; verification of chicken pox or vaccine; diabetes check; current dental exam information; and current vision exam information.

  • Brownstown District will honor retirees

    The Brownstown Board of Education will honor these school district retirees at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 31.

    Together, these five employees have 163 years in public education. From left to right are: Harlan Beckel, high school math, 33 yearts; Mary Nelle Douglas, junior-senior high librarian, 27 years; Susan Smith, elementary eduction, 35 years; Diane Curll, high school English and speech, 35 years; and Doug Slover, superintendent, 33 years.

  • VCHS crowns prom royalty

    John Vosholler and Micah Dugan (first photo) were crowned king and queen at the Vandalia Community High School prom on Saturday night.

    The prom court is shown in the second photo. From left to right are Justin Rubin, Aubrey Edwards, Tyler Westendorf (standing in for retiring king Tyler Vosholler), retiring queen Katie Vieregge, queen Micah Dugan, king John Vosholler, Casey Warner, Daniel Bell, Emily Hill and Jeremy Leininger.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Special Day Brings Back Special Memories
    Mother’s Day – Does growing up with this special day tend to cause us to take it for granted?
    If so, let’s take some time to remember some of the things our mothers did for us, and we will probably realize just how special they were…or if you are fortunate, is.
    Shirley (Sperry) Curry remembers her mother (Ellen Sperry) meeting her and her siblings when they came home from school every day.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Family in Michigan
    Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter traveled to Reed City, Mich., for a visit with daughter and son-in-law, Keri and Tom Latin, and attended the Operetta of Emma & Elijah Latin on Friday, April 29. The Operetta was entitled, “A Man Named Noah.”
    The twins were decked out in penguin costumes, handmade by their adopted Michigan grandmas. An enjoyable and relaxing time was spent with the Latins on Saturday enjoying the great Michigan outdoors.

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, May 4
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.

  • Old Capitol View will open Thursday

    Old Capital View Restaurant & Lounge, located at 401 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia, will officially open its doors for business at 11 a.m. this Thursday.
    The  business’s specialty is “homemade everything.” They will feature a lunch buffet and a complete menu with entrée choices featuring beef, pork, chicken, pasta and seafood, as well as fresh salads, sandwiches and a complete line of desserts.