Today's News

  • St. Elmo Area News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Digital photography class at KC Vandalia Campus

    The Kaskaskia College Community Education Office will offer an intermediate digital photography class at the KC Vandalia Campus.
    The class will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 6-7, from 6-8 p.m. The registration number for the class is COED 5428 VA03E.
    Students will get to know their digital cameras a little better as they learn to take superior images and learn techniques to improve action, portrait, scenic, travel, outdoor and wildlife portraits.

  • Red Ribbon Week at BES

    Shown here are the students in grades kindergarten-third at Brownstown Elementary School who participated in Red Ribbon Week activities. The school totaled 5,786 gym laps and 3,185 track laps; together, that totaled 796 miles.

  • SAVE Members Go Down to the River

  • Honor Roll

    The New Approach Alternative High School for Bond and Fayette County students has announced honor roll for the first quarter.
    The following students have maintained a “B” average or better for the term:
    Keli Atwood, Kayla Bell, Lucrisha Eddy, Darlene Knolhoff, Devin Manning, Sara McGee, Jacklyn Pearson, Sheyanne Stevens, Marina Tate, Cheyenne Tinker, Becky Wattles, Jessica Wright and Dustin Wuehler.

  • Atmos predicts lower gas costs this winter

    Atmos Energy Corporation said it expects that most of its utility customers in Illinois could pay lower natural gas bills this coming winter, compared to last year.

  • Rotary Club Welcomes District Governor

  • Marion Eye Care office opens

    “Everybody has the right to see well, and we strive to make that available to everyone,” said Kim Stief, office manager of the new Marion Eye Centers & Optical facility in Vandalia.
    “Seeing is very important, and we want to make sure everyone can afford it.”
    Marion Eye Centers, which was founded by Maqbool Ahmad in Marion, now has 37 locations and offers a full line of eye-care services – including eye exams, glasses, contacts and cataract surgery.
    The company accepts all insurance programs and offers senior discounts.

  • Sweet Peas – New consignment shop focuses on kids

    Robbi Meade’s pet name for her children is “Sweet Peas.” So when she decided to launch a consignment store for children, the term of endearment seemed to be a natural choice for the name.
    Thus, she recently opened the business under the name of Sweet Peas Consignment Boutique.

  • Vandal seventh-graders fall short in regional title game

    The Vandalia Junior High seventh-grade girls basketball team lost to Central A&M in the regional championship game on Tuesday, 37-19.

    Central A&M is now 23-0 on the season, while Vandalia finished with an impressive 18-4 record.

    A full story will appear in the Dec. 2 edition of The Leader-Union.