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Today's News

  • Kaskaskia College

    Small engine repair class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a small engine repair class to be held at the Okaw Area Vocational Center in Vandalia.
    This class will be held Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m.-noon. The registration number for the class is COED 8015 VA01W.
    This course will help prepare small engines for the warm weather. The class will teach basic maintenance, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting, starting with preventive maintenance of a small engine and then going into troubleshooting and repairing.

  • VCHS Prom

    Jeff Lucken and Emilie Britt (first photo) were crowned king and queen at the Vandalia Community High School prom on Saturday evening.

    The prom court is in the second photo. From left to right are Megan Masters and Wade Cowger, Haley Cothern and Michael Wells, Lucken and Britt, Lisa Sarchet and Ryan Ambuehl, and 2012 king and queen Dathan Berning and Samantha Green.

  • Maxey president of St. Elmo board

    Kevin Maxey was elected president of the St. Elmo Board of Education as the board reorganized last Monday.
    Chad Wilhour was elected vice president of the board, Andra Carson was elected secretary, and Marcia Heckert was appointed as district treasurer.
    During the meeting, Superintendent Deb Philpot reported that the Altamont district has approached the St. Elmo district about initiating consolidation discussions. The board agreed to meet with Altamont representatives to discuss the topic.

  • 'Drive One for Your School' in Farina

    South Central High School is joining with Engel Brothers Ford in Farina for "Drive One for Your School" this Saturday.
    From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., each person test-driving a Ford at the dealership will raise money for the school.
    For more information, call 245-6686.

  • Murrell performs in UE opera

    Ian Murrell of Vandalia was among the students at the University of Evansville who presented the opera "The Magic Flute" last month.
    Murrell, who is majoring in music performance, performed in the role of Papageno.
    Dialogue for the opera was spoken in English and sung in German (and translated for the audience).
     

  • Regional seeds and schedules released

    The Illinois High School Association has released the seeds and schedules for this season's baseball and softball regional tournaments.

    Games featuring local teams are listed below.

    BASEBALL

    Class 2A
    Vandalia Regional
    Monday, May 13
    Play-in game
    (5) Vandalia at (4) Carlinville, 4:30 p.m.

  • MAPS Students at Art Show

    The students of Mid-America Prepatory School in Herrick pictured above participated in the Fayette County Art Show at the Fayette County Museum in Vandalia.

    In front, from left to right, are Macey Heselton, Bailey Prosser, Victoria Miller, Chloe Bain and Chloe Wehrle. In back are Monica Mosley, Kaitlyn Allen, Tiana Cox, Alexis Gillespey, Miranda Lawinger and art instructor Lisa Bain.

  • NHS Holds Prom for Seniors

    The National Honor Society chapter at Vandalia Community High School held a prom for senior citizens on Friday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.

    Above, NHS sponsor Anne Winchester and some of the NHS members prepare the refreshments table for the event. In the second photo, Winchester and a few of the NHS members talk with seniors who attended the prom.

    In the third photo, NHS member Michael Wells dances with Glendora Godbersen, one of the seniors attending the event.

  • Week Of Prayer

    Several prayer activities were held Sunday through Wednesday this week in preparation for the National Day of Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday at Crawford-Hale American Legion Home.

    Sunday was a kickoff prayer service at Parkview Free Methodist Church, and events were held Monday through Wednesday mornings at Vandalia Chamber of Commerce (first photo), Vandalia Community High School (second photo) and Fayette County Courthouse (third photo).

  • Church Briefs

    Summer Lunches kickoff is Wednesday

    Once again, children in Fayette County will have the opportunity to get free lunches this summer through a program sponsored by several churches and facilitated through local volunteers.
    Called "Summer Lunches for Kids," the program starts the week of June 3 and runs through the week of Aug. 15. Meals are provided on Mondays and Thursdays in Vandalia, Vera and Shobonier, and on Wednesdays in Ramsey and Brownstown.