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Today's Opinions

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: Every day at a local day care, this young boy played with his favorite car.

  • Take in Olde Tyme Christmas

    This weekend is the perfect time to find out exactly what downtown Vandalia has to offer, and have an enjoyable time doing it.
    The holiday season gets off to an early start this Friday night and Saturday with Olde Tyme Christmas.
    The Downtown Vandalia Merchants Association and Vandalia Tourism Commission have joined together to offer the event, which includes the lighting of the city Christmas tree at Seventh and Gallatin streets on Friday at 5 p.m., followed by the Vandalia Rotary Club's annual Christmas parade.

  • LaBille earned medal at Vicksburg

    In 1972, a new stone was set at the grave of Joseph Stephen LaBille in the Catholic Cemetery. The reason? Actually, there were two  – the veteran’s marker set at his grave in 1911 did not reflect the fact that he had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and his name was misspelled as LaVille.

  • LaBille earned medal at Vicksburg

    In 1972, a new stone was set at the grave of Joseph Stephen LaBille in the Catholic Cemetery. The reason? Actually, there were two  – the veteran’s marker set at his grave in 1911 did not reflect the fact that he had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and his name was misspelled as LaVille.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Give thanks to veterans for their unselfish service

    Editor,
    November 11 is Veteran’s Day, a day to remember all veterans who have served our country in the military, protecting and defending our great nation.
    If it were not for these veterans, we would not enjoy the freedoms we have.
    So, on this day when you bump into a veteran, please tell him or her, “Thank you for your unselfish service.”
    It takes sacrifice and dedication to serve in the military. These two attributes are why our military members and veterans are the best in the world.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: This little boy, in a photo taken in 1950, graduated from Nokomis High School and is now a farmer in the Fillmore area.

  • Moulton history can be traced back

    One of my volunteer jobs for the Fayette County Genealogical and Historical Society is to print any books being published, as well as back issues of our genealogy publication, ‘Fayette Facts.”
    Not long ago, I was called upon to reprint a back issue, since our copies on hand had dropped. I cranked up the society’s Risograph and began to feed the pages through.
    Generally, while I’m standing at the machine, I read what is being printed, and in this particular book, Betty Jane Kyle had submitted information on her Moulton family.