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Today's News

  • Vandals learn from mistakes at Turkey Tourney

    Though the Vandalia High School boys basketball team only won one game in the annual St. Anthony Turkey Tournament, the team had a shot at third place, thanks to a stingy defensive effort in its first three contests.

    Three teams in the Vandals’ bracket ended the day Friday with a record of 1-2, but the Vandals earned the right to play in the third-place game on Saturday, based on allowing the fewest total points by their opponents.

  • Halfway there

    The renovation of the building that will be the new home of the Fayette County Health Department is about 50-percent completed, and the cost of the renovation is running close to projections.

    The health department plans to begin moving about half a block east, to the former home of Leo Brown Lumber, in a little more than two months.

  • IDOT presents new set of Route 51 alignments

    A steady stream of citizens converged on the Mother of Dolors Parish Center last Tuesday to study six maps on display during a four-hour public information meeting hosted by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

  • The Joy of Reading
  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

  • 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

    ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
    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.