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Today's News

  • Birthday

    Rella Salmons
    Rella Salmons of Quincy, formerly of Brownstown, recently celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house at the Quincy Family Resource Center.

    Those attending included all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as many friends.

  • 'Meet the Author' next Wednesday at museum

    The Fayette County Museum and Artworks Gallery are hosting a “Meet the Author” session at 6 p.m. next Wednesday.
    The featured author is Joanne Hardy, who will talk about her book, “The Girl in the Butternut Dress.”
    Hardy grew up in Clay County and now lives in Palm Desert, Calif.
    Her historical novel is about a young girl facing the extraordinary challenge of divided loyalties during the Civil War. It is based on true stories from Southern Illinois.

  • CEFS public transit makes improvements

    July 1 kicked off a new program year for the Central Illinois Public Transit Program.
    “We have a great need for public transportation in our service delivery area and we expect that need to continue to grow,” said Kevin Bushur, chief operations officer and interim CIPT director.

  • Cheering On St. Jude Runners

    Several family members and friends of 6-year-old Carson LaDage (center of picture, holding the sign with an arrow) last Friday turned out to cheer on a group of runners as they passed through Vandalia.

  • Visiting Professor

    Steven C. Ricke, director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Center for Food Safety, has been named a visiting professor (international scholar) at Kyung Hee University in Suwon, South Korea.
    Ricke, the son of Clarence and Beverly Ricke of rural Bingham, also holds the Donald (Buddy) Wray chair in Food Safety and is a professor in the university’s Department of Food Science.
    The institute at Kyung Hee University has established its own food safety research center, which is staffed with Korean scientists.

  • Evans Library adds tutorials for computers, Internet

    Now it’s easier than ever to learn computer and Internet basics from the convenience of your home, library or any Internet-enabled computer.
    This resource is now available free to patrons of Evans Public Library and can be accessed at Evans Public Library or by going to the library website, www.epl.lib.il.us.
    Patrons can take advantage of 18 beginner-level tutorials that cover computer and Internet basics, including using email, web browsing and social networking.

  • Meyer – Kelsheimer

    Cassie Meyer and Troy Kelsheimer, both of Clearwater, Fla., and formerly of this area, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Fogler – Kesterson

    Jessica Ann Fogler and Jason Michael Kesterson, both of St. Louis, Mo., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • VCHS class of '68 holds 45-year reunion

    The VCHS Class of 1968 gathered in Vandalia over the weekend of June 28-30, with get-togethers held for those arriving early.

  • National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs