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Today's News

  • HCE Gift for Relay for Life
  • St. Elmo Food Distribution
  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Guests
    Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent Friday night at the home of her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent Friday and Saturday night at the home of his grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Mitch and Gretchen Harpster joined them on Saturday night.
    Graduation Parties
    Dane, Belinda, Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster attended the graduation party of Haley and Seth Bergmann of St. Peter on Saturday night.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Belated Mother’s Day Recognition
    Sneaking a peek at our neighbor’s longhorn pasture, we caught an endearing picture of a mother longhorn cow and her baby. This is a rather rare close-up, as these cows don’t know us that well and they usually get between us and the baby, which this mother did a few seconds later.
    In the background, you can see the daddy longhorn keeping an eye on us, and he joined the mother in shielding their baby a few minutes later.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    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.