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Today's News

  • Northwestern to recognize Scott Vieregge

    Vandalia native Scott Vieregge, a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual in its Edwardsville office, will be awarded the company's  Centurion Award.

  • Vandalia Mutual celebrates 125 years

    One hundred and twenty-five years ago, when Vandalia Mutual County Fire Insurance Co. began, it protected the important property assets of its policyholders.
    Like barns, horses and houses.

  • Workplace health forums are set

    Through a Community Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and South Central Illinois Health Coalition (SCIHC) are using funds to implement “We Choose Health.”
    This is a statewide initiative to reduce chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, which are a significant portion (75 percent) of the health care costs in the United States.

  • Brown-Hall

    Allison Patricia Brown and Troy Justin Hall, both of Ramsey, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Perkins-Miller

    Lexis Perkins and Michael Miller, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Bell – Rehkemper

    Stephanie Bell and Tim Rehkemper, both of St. Peter, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Home runs, defense highlight sectional win for South Central

    GREENUP — Two home runs, 16 hits and stellar defense fueled an 11-3 win for South Central on Wednesday, as the Cougars took down North Clay in a sectional semifinal game.

    Seniors Kyle Bray and Austin Schwarm accounted for five of those runs with home runs, and Schwarm made about as good of a catch as any high school player could make to rob a North Clay batter of what would have been a two-run double.

  • Stombaugh-Laack

    Alison Stombaugh and Jason Laack, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Gordon repeats as state champ

    EAST PEORIA – Oh, the drama.

    For anyone with a rooting interest in Curtis Gordon’s pole vault performance at Saturday’s Illinois Elementary School Association state championships, it was tough to stand still throughout the final four heights.

    Battling Parkside’s Ryan Ashenbremer in 3-inch increments in the Class AA finals, the tension rose on every attempt as Gordon and Ashenbremer matched heights up to 12 feet, 9 inches.

  • Meyer is fourth at IESA state meet

    EAST PEORIA – Of the three events she qualified in, eighth-grader Emma Meyer made her biggest impact at Saturday’s state meet in the pole vault.

    After easily clearing the first six heights, Meyer needed all three attempts to set a new school record with 9 feet, 9 inches, and in doing so, she finished fourth at the Illinois Elementary School Association state championships.