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New community meal to be held monthly in New Year

The start of the new year will also bring a new collaborative effort to help those in need. On the third Wednesday of every month, a community meal is set to be offered at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., and…

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VCHS Senior Donates Bags of Sunshine to SBL FCH

When tasked with completing an individual service project for the National Honor Society, Vandalia Community High School senior Katie Eckhardt knew she wanted to help others.  “I just wanted to brighten people’s day,” she said. Eckhardt did just that, donating “Bags of Sunshine” to pediatric patients in the Emergency Department, Med/Surg unit and those receiving…

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Yagow Hikes the Ice Age Trail

  Jim Yagow (70), born and raised in rural St. Elmo, has hiked the National Scenic Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. He completed the trail on September 9, 2023 by hiking the final mile with his wife (Jan), 10 grandchildren and their parents. The nearly 1,200-mile footpath roughly follows the end moraines of Wisconsin’s most…

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