Today's News

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 23
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Friday, May 24
    • Baked goods for the Scout bake sale can be taken to the St. Elmo Christian Church this evening from 5-7 p.m. Donations of baked items will be appreciated.
    Saturday, May 25
    • For Brenda Sapp, the St. Elmo FFA is sponsoring a car wash from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Pork burgers also will be sold.
    • Scout bake sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.

  • Ambuehl makes state finals in 110-meter hurdles

    For the second straight spring, the Vandals will be represented in the state finals of the 110-meter hurdles.

    Vandalia senior Ryan Ambuehl placed first in his heat and had the No. 4 time in that race after running a time of 15.41 seconds in Thursday's preliminaries on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Last season, Quenten Austin placed sixth in the race.

    The 110-meter hurdle final will be on Saturday at about 1:10 p.m.

    He also ran in the 400-meter prelims, posting a time of 52.67 seconds.

  • LLC dental hygiene class goes to Tennessee

    Several Lake Land College dental hygiene instructors and students from the senior dental hygiene class recently traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for a volunteer service learning experience.

  • The Best of their Class
  • College News

    Eastern Illinois University
    Jamie Montgomery of Vandalia graduated from Eastern Illinois University on Saturday, May 4, with a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences.

  • VCHS Baccalaureate

    Students at Vandalia Community High School participated in a Baccalaureate service last Wednesday in the high school gymnasium.

  • Be a person of conviction; refuse to compromise

    Recently, I was watching a well-known television preacher. He was speaking on the courage to stand by your convictions.

  • 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.