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Today's News

  • Mother's Day breakfast held by UMW

    By Panzi Blackwell
    The Brownstown United Methodist Women held its annual  Mother’s Day breakfast last Thursday in the fellowship hall of the church.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
    I have been attending Evergreen Outreach for more than a year now, and each meeting is such a blessing and wonderful experience. Phyllis Rames had a vision when she introduced this program and WOW! What fun we would miss if it ever stops.

  • Activity Directors Hold Luncheon

    The annual recognition luncheon for area nursing home activity directors and social services directors was held earlier this spring at Vandalia Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

    Attending were representatives from Lutheran Care Center, Altamont; Friendship Manor, St. Elmo; Fayette County Long Term Care, Vandalia; and Vandalia Rehabilitation Health Care Center, Vandalia. Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman was the speaker for the event.

  • Oldfield takes part in ISBA merger seminar

    David A. Oldfield, one of the attorneys of LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group Ltd. recently attended a continuing legal education seminar on "Techniques and Traps for Merging Unincorporated Entities," sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association.
    The seminar included a panel that discussed various issues dealing with unincorporated entities, such as partnerships and limited liability companies regarding their formations, liquidations, combinations, mergers and sales of the ownership interests.

  • Leader-Union wins six awards in SIEA contest

    The Leader-Union received six awards in the annual Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Southern Illinois Editorial Association.
    The awards were presented at the organization’s annual meeting on April 26 at Giant City State Park.

  • 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.