Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    Bankester Family to play at Liberty  

    The Bankester Family will perform at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown this Sunday at the 10 a.m. worship service and at a 6 p.m. concert.
    The group plays bluegrass-style  music, performed with instruments such as the banjo, fiddle, violin and mandolin.
    To learn more about the group, visit their website: www.bankesters.com
    Women's studies at First Christian   

  • Minister's Forum

    This past February, more than six years after his body was buried in the Tennessee dirt, Johnny Cash’s final studio album was released.

  • School Menus

    Monday, April 16 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, April 17 – Waffles w/syrup.
    Wednesday, April 18 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    Thursday, April 19 – Scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, April 20 – Breakfast to go.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, April 12 – Barbecue ribette on bun, mac & cheese, baked beans, apricots.
    Friday, April 13 – Salmon patties, scalloped potatoes, peas, cinnamon applesauce, whole grain bread.
    Monday, April 16 – Chili, cole slaw, peaches, cottage cheese, crackers.
    Tuesday, April 17 – Meat loaf, sweet potatoes, green beans, pears, cookie, whole grain bread.
    Wednesday, April 18 – Creamy baked chicken, parsley potatoes, mixed veggies, birthday cake, biscuit.

  • Ultimate Grand Supreme Queen

    Farelisse Lassor, of Vandalia, competed in the French Lick, Ind., Casino Pageant on March 31, winning the crown of Ultimate Grand Supreme Queen.

  • Helping Tornado Victims

    Siblings Marjorie Price, age 15, and Michael Price, age 17, recently decided that they would help out victims of the Harrisburg tornado.

    They began raising donations at Vandalia Community High School, then went around to local businesses. Last week, they sent off about $200 to help the victims. "Because the government wasn't helping," Michael said, "we knew that they would need all of the help they could get."

  • First Assembly of God team helps residents of Harrisburg

    On Saturday, March 10, 14 volunteers from First Assembly of God in Vandalia, headed up by Tanya Sachan, left Vandalia to help in Harrisburg.

  • Family YMCA holds annual Grand Raffle

    Under the theme of “March Madness,” the Family YMCA of Fayette County held its annual Grand Raffle event on March 24 at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.

  • Devil Dog Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Thursday at Devil Dog ATV.

    The new business is owned by Michael McNealy. It offers parts, accessories and service for ATVs. The business is located at 120 N. Fifth St. in Vandalia. The telephone number is 431-2226.

  • Dollar Tree Ribbon Cutting

    The new Dollar Tree store in Vandalia Commons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 24.

    The Virginia-based company has more than 4,200 stores in the United States and Canada. District Manager Dan Alkire, right, called the stores the "Five and Dime stores of the 21st Century."