Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    Lesters to perform in Mulberry Grove

    The Lesters of St. Louis will be in concert on Friday, June 28, at First Church of Christ in Mulberry Grove. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken. For more information, call 326-8238.
    The church is located at 405 N. Maple St. in Mulberry Grove.

    VBS this weekend at Kaskaskia Church

  • Ministers help people make sense of events in life

    I think the way that I write…and I write the way that I think. Allow me to explain.

  • Donation to Habitat Store
  • Results of art shows at Artworks Gallery are announced

    The annual Amateur Town & Country Art Show and the Professional Art Show for 2013 were held June 15-23.

  • Honor Rolls

    St. Elmo Junior-Senior High
    High Honors
    Seventh grade-Wade Ireland and Olivia Pattillo.
    Eighth grade-Jordan Fedrigon, Sydney Moss and Morgan Walker.
    Freshmen-Jenna Long and Kassandra Viramontes.
    Sophomores-Cameron Gilbert, Elizabeth Guerrero, Jenna Miller and Kennedy Ray.
    Juniors-Tiffany Austin, Haley Fasnacht, Molly Hill and Hannah Magnus.
    Seniors-Tiffany Gilbert, Rachel Lilly, Megan Maxey, Ashlyn Porter and Brock Smith.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Utah concealed carry course
    Kaskaskia College will offer a Utah concealed carry course on Saturday, June 30, from 8 a.m.-noon, at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.
    The Utah CFP permit training class takes four hours. Firing of a firearm is not required to obtain the non-resident Utah concealed firearm permit. The permit is valid for five years, and training is not required for renewal.

  • College News

    University of Illinois
    Ryan M. Jones of Ramsey received his doctorate degree in philosophy at the University of Illinois commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, which was also his birthday.

  • KC update given at community engagement

    As Kaskaskia College President Jim Underwood conducted his annual community engagement session on Monday, it was the view out the window behind him that most engaged the small gathering of local participants at the Vandalia Education Center.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1993 – The Vandalia City Council approved a pay hike of 3 percent for those city employees who are not covered by unions. Those union employees, in the public works and police departments, received the same pay hikes through union contracts. Those given pay increases by the council include workers in the city clerk’s office.
    The list of candidates for chief of police in Vandalia was narrowed from 32 to seven by city officials.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: These four brothers and a sister were pictured about 55 years ago.