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Today's News

  • St. Elmo Area News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

     

  • School Menus

         VANDALIA
    Breakfast
    Monday, Sept. 6 – No school.
    Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Cereal, toast, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Sept. 8 – Waffles, juice and milk.
    Thursday, Sept. 9 – Cereal, toast, fruit and milk.
    Friday, Sept. 10 – Flapstix, juice and milk.
    Lunch
    Grades K-8
    Monday, Sept. 6 – No school.
    Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Chicken quesadilla, corn, fresh strawberries, brownie, bread and milk. (J.H.) pepperoni tornado.

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Intro to Internet & e-mail
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Community Education will offer an introduction to the Internet and e-mail class at the Vandalia Campus.
    This class will be held Saturdays, September 18 and 25, and Oct. 2, from 9-11:30 a.m.
    The registration number is LLI 7025 VA01D. 
     This basic class is designed to familiarize students with how to use e-mail, learn about establishing free e-mail accounts and how to use the Internet for learning, shopping, and business.

  • VCHS Band Performs

    The Vandalia Community High School marching band performed at last Friday's opening football game. In the first, tuba player Patrick Bauer plays on the field prior to the game. In the second photo,Hannah Edwards plays in the stands during the game. In the third photo, the drum line leads the VCHS football team onto the field at the start of the game.

  • Magnus & Williams – 50 Years

    Earl and Hazel Magnus of St. Peter and Robert and Janet Williams of Shobonier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversaries this Saturday.
    Earl and the former Hazel Koss were married on Sept. 4, 1960, at Zion Lutheran Church in Altamont.
    They are the parents of three children: Gregory of St. Peter, Sherri and her husband Randy Rhoads of Cedar Hill, Mo., and Susan and her husband Mark Kearns of Wildwood, Mo..
    They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Meyer – 70 Years

    Elvis and Maxine Meyer of Mulberry Grove will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday in the fellowship room at Temple Baptist Church in Vandalia.
    Coffee, tea, punch and cake will be provided.
    Elvis and the former Maxine Thomas were married on Sept. 7, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo.
    Elvis is the son of the late Clyde and May Meyer of VanBurensburg.
    Maxine is the daughter of the late Earl and Helen Thomas of Vera.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Sept. 2 – Sloppy joe on bun, hash brown casserole, seasoned broccoli and spiced apples.
    Friday, Sept. 3 – Marinated chicken breast, brown rice, asparagus, copper penny carrots salad, fruit cocktail and whole grain roll.
    Monday, Sept. 6 – Closed for Labor Day.
    Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Porkburger on whole grain bun, peas, baked beans and applesauce.  
    Wednesday, Sept. 8 – Stuffed green peppers, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, plums and bread.

  • Venue change for tonight's Vandalia volleyball match

    Tonight's (Sept. 2) volleyball match scheduled between Vandalia High School and Roxana High School will be played at East Alton-Wood River High School instead of Roxana because of poor floor conditions.

    The freshmen will begin the action at 5 p.m., with the JV and varsity games to follow.

  • Stunkel– Blankenship

    Andrea Stunkel and Tyler Blankenship, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Russ and Nancy Stunkel of Vandalia.
    The future groom is the son of Marion and Ramona Blankenship of Avena.
    The couple are planning a 3 p.m. outdoor wedding at the Vandalia Shrine Club on Saturday, Oct. 9. A reception will follow the ceremony with a dinner and dance at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
     

  • Washburn-Mulvaney Engagement

    LeAnna Washburn of Brownstown and Travis Mulvaney of Farina have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Jon and Leah Washburn of Brownstown. She is a 2003 graduate of Brownstown High School and is currently employed at St. Mary’s Hospital in ICU and Telemetry.
    The future groom is the son of Edward and Terri Mulvaney of Farina. He is a 2001 graduate of South Central High School and 2008 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a degree in elementary education.