Today's News

  • Dean's Lists

    University of Illinois
    • Bell Andrew F., senior, mechanical engineering major.
    Southern Illinois University
    • Ramsey – *Eric L. Brown, junior.
    • Vandalia – *Levi M. Halford, senior: *Dakota D. Kellow, junior; and *Brooke J. Pippins, senior.
    • St. Elmo – Alexander J. Radcliff, junior; and Christopher L. Hooks, senior.
    * Denotes straight A grades for the semester.

  • Denning chosen as Outstanding Junior in department at SIUE

    Jonathan Denning of rural Vandalia was selected for the Outstanding Junior award in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
    Denning will receive a plaque at the SIUE annual awards banquet on Feb. 21 in the Meridian Ballroom at the Morris University Center.
    Denning is the son of Howard and May Denning, and the grandson of Dwight and Darlene Denning.

  • Wilkerson Wins VJHS Geography Bee

    Maddie Wilkerson, shown with Vandalia Junior High School Principal Brian Kern, was the winner of the seventh-grade National Geographic geography bee.

    The finalists in the geography bee are shown with Kern: Wilkerson, Shayntel Elam, Lindsay Dagen, Molly Kern, Miranda Carroll, Carter Towler, Brayden Caswell, Ryley Watson and Jackson Hall.

  • VCSF Quarter Auction

    The Vandalia Community Schools Foundation held its inaugural quarter auction on Saturday night.

  • Anniversary

    Sharon and Gerald Brown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Ramsey.

  • Thomason competes in county fair queen pageant

    Though she didn’t make the top 15 at the recent Miss Illinois County Fair Queen pageant, Marisa Thomason counts the competition as the “experience of a lifetime.”

  • Card Shower

    Garry Lash
    A card shower has been requested for Garry Lash, who is hospitalized in Springfield. Friends and family members are encouraged to send cards.
    Cards may sent to: Garry Lash, RR 3, Box 27, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Births

    Isabella Grace Edwards
    Tim and Jamie Edwards of Hanoi, Vietnam, are the parents of a girl born at 5:36 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Lanna Hospital in Chiangmai, Thailand.

  • New Location for Sweet Peas Consignment Boutique

    After nearly 18 months in business on Veterans Avenue, Sweet Peas Consignment Boutique has moved to 1504 Sunset Drive.

  • Wedding

    Bethany Gabrielle Stuemke and Lee Anthony Doyle were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Wallace pond and gazebo of Bethany’s grandparents.