• BEA Scholarship

    Katie Carson, right, was the recipient of the 2014 Brownstown Education Association Scholarship.

    The $400 scholarship was presented by BEA Treasurer Sandra Stine, left, at the junior-senior high school awards ceremony last Thursday. 

  • Area FFA members attend conference

    More than 500 FFA members, County Farm Bureau managers and FFA advisers from 83 Illinois counties attended the 2014 Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliates Youth Conference April 7-8 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield.

  • Insect class at KC Vandalia Saturday

    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer an “Interesting Insects” class at the Vandalia Campus from 8 a.m.-noon this Saturday.
    The registration number for the class is COED-8080-VA01W.
    This is an introductory course on identifying, studying and collecting insects, both beneficial and economically damaging. Equipment and procedures for collecting and preserving insects will be covered, along with the various insect orders and possible careers in entomology.

  • Where are they now?


  • NHS Hosts Senior Prom

    The National Honor Society at Vandalia Community High School against hosted a Senior Prom at the Vandalia Moose Lodge in Vandalia.

  • St. Elmo Alumni Banquet

    The St. Elmo High School Alumni Banquet will be held May 24 at the St. Elmo High School gym.
    The banquet is open to anyone who has attended St. Elmo school, as well as family members, friends, teachers and support staff.
    Registration begins at 5 p.m., and dinner is at 6 p.m. The cost of the meal is $12.
    Reservations may be made at Fayette County Bank or by calling Laura Feezel, 427-3310. Reservations are requested by May 20.

  • South Central Prom Royalty

    Connor King and Sierra Gunnels were crowned king and queen at the South Central High School prom held on Saturday, April 26.

  • BHS Prom Royalty

    Allyssa Philpot and Jacob Rolfingsmeier were crowned queen and king at the Brownstown High School prom on Saturday, April 26.

    Shown with them are flower girl Olivia Claycomb and crown bearer Trevan Sidwell.

  • SCHS Prom

    The Roaring Twenties is the theme for the South Central High School prom, which will be held on Saturday in the high school in Farina.

    The coronation is at 7 p.m., and the Grand March will immediately follow. The prom candidates are pictured above. In front, from left, are Connor King, Shawn Armstrong, Kyle Bray, Collin Fitzwater, Kerrigan Henken and Michael Sproat. In back are Mariah Campbell, Tori Robbins, Sierra Gunnel, Azlynn Arnold, Gwen Lewis and Anna Morris.

  • VCHS Prom

    Vandalia Community High School will hold its prom from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, with coronation set for 8 p.m.

    This year's prom candidates are pictured. In front, from left, are Morgan Cripe, Brandy Protz, Karlee Brimberry and Kendall Leander. In back are Colton Woolsey, Joseph Meyer, Zac Ricke and Raj Patel.