• Scholarships, loan available through FNB

    The First National Bank Trust Department is now accepting applications from area high school seniors for several scholarships.
    Scholarships available only to Vandalia Community High School students are: Golda W. Shuman Scholarship; Charles A. Evans Scholarship; Jennifer Rogers Knebel Scholarship; Tamara Gail Vosholler Memorial Scholarship; Douglas R. Rames Scholarship; and VHS Alumni Scholarship.
    The VFW Post 3862 of Vandalia offers a scholarship to sons, daughters or grandchildren of its members.

  • Honor Rolls

    At its regular meeting last Tuesday, the Fayette County Board approved language changes for the positions of chief deputy and jail administrator in the contract with the Fraternal Order of Police.
    Under the resolution approved by the board, “classification seniority shall cease to accumulate for the period during which any employee holds the chief deputy or jail administrator position.”

  • Burnside scholarship established

    The Old Capitol Foundation is now accepting applications for the John and Sherry Baumann Burnside Scholarship, which is open to Fayette County residents enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical school.
    The Burnsides, graduates of Vandalia High School, were impacted by their Midwestern upbringing and hard work ethic.
    The new John and Sherry Baumann Burnside Scholarship allows their legacy to be an investment in the youth of Fayette County.

  • Honor Rolls


  • Kaskaskia College

    Basic knitting class
    The Kaskaskia College Department of Industrial and Continuing Education will offer a basic knitting class at the Vandalia Campus on Wednesdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 10, from 6-8 p.m.
    The registration number for the class is LLI-7102-VA01E.
    Learn how to do long tail cast on and knit, purl and bind off, plus increases and decreases. The instructor will discuss yarn texture, dye lots, types of needles and basic knitting know-how.

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    City where you currently reside: St. Louis, Mo.

  • Alumni Foundation and Friends Lottery Winner
  • KC Vandalia hosts ACT prep course

    Kaskaskia College will be holding an ACT prep course on Saturdays, Jan. 16 and 23, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.
    The Feb. 6 ACT National test date is fast approaching.  The class will address test anxiety and give extra assistance in a specific area such as math, science, and reading.
    The two-session workshop will provide information on: act test format, test-taking strategies, sample test questions, and answering strategies. Each participant will receive an ACT prep textbook.

  • Zimmermann member of honor society

    David Scott Zimmerman of Vandalia has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
    NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students.
    Membership is by invitation only, based on grade-point average and class standing. NSCS has more than 1 million lifetime members and 300 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

  • Nursing Honor Society Inductees