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Today's News

  • Pana shuts down Vandalia, 41-0

    The Vandalia High School football team was shut out by Pana, 41-0, on Friday night.

    The Panthers (7-1) have allowed just 49 points all season and showed their superiority against the Vandals (4-4).

    Now, Vandalia is focusing all of its energy on beating Greenville at home next Friday to send its seniors out with a win and most likely earn a spot in the playoffs.

    A full story will appear in Thursday's edition of The Leader-Union.

  • Church Briefs-Oct. 14, 2010

    Fall festival Oct. 24 at Liberty Christian

    Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown will hold its annual fall festival on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in the church pavilion.

    The event, planned by the youth team, will offer something for the entire family – a bonfire, hayrides, music and a devotion time.

    Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs, hot dogs and buns for their family, soda and the ingredients for making s’mores.

    Hot chocolate, coffee and hot cider will be provided.

     

  • Our faith – not just our knowledge – gives us power

    We do not know that there is a God. We do not know that. We believe there is a God.
    We do not know that the Son of God died for our sins; and as a result, you and I have forgiveness for our sins and salvation.  We do not know that. We believe that.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Oct. 18 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Oct. 19 – Breakfast bites w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Oct. 20 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Oct. 21 – Scrambled eggs w/toast and jelly.   
    Friday, Oct. 22 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • Starnes gives chamber health care update

    Members of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce were notified of several upcoming events and heard about health care reform during the organization’s monthly meeting last Wednesday.
    Among the community events planned are:

  • News Briefs

    Osborne to give concert on Oct. 24

    Vandalia native Summer Osborne, who has been pursuing a career in music for the past decade, will present a concert at the Vandalia Moose Lodge on Sunday, Oct. 24.
     The event, which runs from 5-8 p.m., will feature Osborne on the guitar and piano, as well as Shannon Curtis, a pianist from Los Angeles.
    Though she’s based in St. Louis, Osborne has played throughout the Midwest and on the East Coast. She’s now recorded five CDs.

  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo Area News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Ribbon-cutting held at new Rural King

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at the new location of Rural King in Vandalia. On hand for the event were members of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce and the Rural King staff – including store manager John Beck, front row, to the right of Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman.

  • C.E.F.S. honors W-M for community service

    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. recently showcased its 45th year of accomplishments – demonstrating that community action helps people and changes lives. During the C.E.F.S. annual meeting, several people and organizations were recognized as valuable community partners that  have enhanced services to those in need.