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Today's News

  • FBC seniors honored at breakfast

    By Panzi Blackwell
    The “seniors” of First Baptist Church in Vandalia were honored Sunday morning with breakfast, special decorations  and live music.

  • Church Briefs

    First Church of God to honor mothers

    First Church of God will be honoring mothers with a continental breakfast from 9:30-10:15 a.m. this Sunday.
    Mothers will also be honored during the worship service with a video program that features  responses from children of the church that were composed from Proverbs 31. The children also will be performing a song.
    The church is located at the corner of Thrill Hill Road and Lakewood Drive.

    Holy Cross plans to celebrate Ascension

  • Hof Speaks At Prayer Breakfast

    Cindy Hof of Vandalia was the main speaker at last Thursday's National Day of Prayer breakfast at Crawford-Hale American Legion Home.

    She told the story of her daughter's recovery from a serious illness, and how that has become an opportunity to praise God. "When we trust in God, he gives us opportunities to live for him – to shine," she said. The breakfast was the culmination of a week-long series of prayer events at various locations around Vandalia. The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance coordinated the activities. 

  • Patoka Poppy Contest Winners
  • Honor Rolls

    VANDALIA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
    Second Quarter
    A Honor Roll
    Andrew Myers, third grade
    Billye Maegyn Worker, third grade
    Kali Bruno, fourth grade
    Katelyn Koontz, fourth grade
    Trista Smith-Stone, fourth grade
    Cameron Withers, fifth grade
    Hope Budny-Clymer, seventh grade
    Audrey Myers, seventh grade
    Madeline Cade, eighth grade

    B Honor Roll
    Emily Morecraft, third grade
    Kirsten Sharp, fifth grade
    Robert Durbin, fifth grade
    Wade Shafer, fifth grade

  • BES Science Fair Winners

    Pictured above are Brownstown Elementary School students who had outstanding science fair projects at this year's science fair.

  • KC holds Arbor Day program at Vandalia Campus

    Kaskaskia College held Arbor Day celebrations at its Vandalia campus on April 24 and on the Main campus on April 29.

  • End of school is dangerous time for teens

    Prom and graduation season, the Fourth of July and summer vacation give pause to parents of teenagers everywhere. Why? Because celebration paired with newfound freedom can trigger tragedy on our roads and highways.
    Indeed, young people themselves report that these times of the year are the most dangerous when it comes to driving. And alcohol and other drugs are primary reasons.

  • Barbed wire helped civilize frontier Illinois

     It has been my good fortune to meet other "history minded" people such as myself during my forays into the history of Fayette County and her people.
    One of these was the late Emory Meador,  who, from time to time, would loan me newspaper clippings and books that he thought would interest me. One of the books was titled, “The Barbed Wire III Bible” by Jack Glover.

  • News Briefs

    History book brochures going out

    The Fayette County Genealogical and Historical Society has been notified that brochures about its new book, Fayette County Illinois History & Families, will be delivered to area post offices on Friday for distribution to all residents of Fayette county.
    The brochure will include examples of family histories and directions for mailing or dropping off materials and ordering books.

    Band Boosters sells Cardinals tickets