• Honor Rolls

    Second Quarter
    A Honor Roll
    Andrew Myers, third grade
    Billye Maegyn Worker, third grade
    Kali Bruno, fourth grade
    Katelyn Koontz, fourth grade
    Trista Smith-Stone, fourth grade
    Cameron Withers, fifth grade
    Hope Budny-Clymer, seventh grade
    Audrey Myers, seventh grade
    Madeline Cade, eighth grade

    B Honor Roll
    Emily Morecraft, third grade
    Kirsten Sharp, fifth grade
    Robert Durbin, fifth grade
    Wade Shafer, fifth grade

  • BES Science Fair Winners

    Pictured above are Brownstown Elementary School students who had outstanding science fair projects at this year's science fair.

  • KC holds Arbor Day program at Vandalia Campus

    Kaskaskia College held Arbor Day celebrations at its Vandalia campus on April 24 and on the Main campus on April 29.

  • BHS Prom

    Matthew Sefton and Shelby Rine (first photo) were crowned king and queen at the Brownstown High School prom on Saturday evening.

    The prom court is in the second photo. From left to right are junior marshals Dustin Lawlso and Dani Austin; Austin Hunter and Ashton Smith; Sefton and Rine, flanked by crown bearer Colter White and Abby Portner; India Sidwell and Tyler Feezel; and Sarah Swain and Shane Sefton. Photos provided by Brownstown teacher Sandra Stine.  

  • VES Fun Fair
  • College News

    Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
    Newly installed Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe will oversee her first spring commencement this Friday and Saturday.
    Ceremonies for the 1,886 eligible graduates will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the Vadalabene Center on campus.
    The festivities begin Friday night with the Graduate School, School of Business and School of Nursing students receiving their degrees.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Small engine repair class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a small engine repair class to be held at the Okaw Area Vocational Center in Vandalia.
    This class will be held Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m.-noon. The registration number for the class is COED 8015 VA01W.
    This course will help prepare small engines for the warm weather. The class will teach basic maintenance, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting, starting with preventive maintenance of a small engine and then going into troubleshooting and repairing.

  • VCHS Prom

    Jeff Lucken and Emilie Britt (first photo) were crowned king and queen at the Vandalia Community High School prom on Saturday evening.

    The prom court is in the second photo. From left to right are Megan Masters and Wade Cowger, Haley Cothern and Michael Wells, Lucken and Britt, Lisa Sarchet and Ryan Ambuehl, and 2012 king and queen Dathan Berning and Samantha Green.

  • Maxey president of St. Elmo board

    Kevin Maxey was elected president of the St. Elmo Board of Education as the board reorganized last Monday.
    Chad Wilhour was elected vice president of the board, Andra Carson was elected secretary, and Marcia Heckert was appointed as district treasurer.
    During the meeting, Superintendent Deb Philpot reported that the Altamont district has approached the St. Elmo district about initiating consolidation discussions. The board agreed to meet with Altamont representatives to discuss the topic.

  • 'Drive One for Your School' in Farina

    South Central High School is joining with Engel Brothers Ford in Farina for "Drive One for Your School" this Saturday.
    From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., each person test-driving a Ford at the dealership will raise money for the school.
    For more information, call 245-6686.