Today's News

  • National Honor Society at VCHS
  • FFA Coloring Contest at VES

    During National FFA Week, the Vandalia FFA chapter held an agriculture coloring contest for students in grades 2-4 at Vandalia Elementary School.

    The winner from each class was given candy as a prize from the FFA. The winners from each class are shown above. In front, from left to right, are Macie Zumwalt, Olivia Dunn, Johanna Shields, Anna Osborne, Ivan Daiber, Elizabeth Petryshyn and Holly Lidy. In back are Rainey Wehrle, Leo Krueger, Averi Cunningham, Gaige Beall,  Lauren Hagy, Evan Smalls and Logan Supp.

  • Birds of Prey at VJHS

    Students at Vandalia Junior High School were treated to a program last Wednesday that featured several birds of prey – hawks, falcons, owls and even a bald eagle.

    The program was provided by the World Bird Sanctuary, an organization headquartered in Valley Park, Mo., just west of St. Louis. The birds in the program included (as pictured) a great horned owl, a bald eagle, a red-tailed hawk and a barn owl.

  • Passes 1,000-Point Mark

    Brownstown High School Senior, Kaitlin Yorde, left, was recently recognized for scoring more than 1,000 points during her varsity career in scholar Bowl.

    Yorde is shown with BHS scholar bowl coach Travis Redden. 

  • Honor Roll

    Third Nine Weeks
    Second Grade

  • Kaskaskia College

    Construction project management degree
    Responding to the industrial needs of its district, Kaskaskia College has announced that the Illinois Community College Board has recently approved an associate of applied science degree in construction project management.
    Classes for this two-year degree program are slated to begin in the fall 2013 semester. Classes are tentatively scheduled to meet on Fridays only, for approximately eight hours. Professor Steve Mandrell will head up the program.

  • County Board hears Extension, 4-H presentations

    The Fayette County Board last Tuesday heard a presentation on the University of Extension and the Fayette County 4-H program.

  • Soroptimists now taking banquet reservations

    The annual Soroptimist Awards Banquet will be held on Friday evening, April 12, at Days Inn in Vandalia, at 6:30 p.m.
    Reservations should be made by calling Judy Wasmuth at 283-2989 or 267-7637 no later than Monday, April 8. Limited seating is available, so those planning to attend are encourage to make reservations early.
    The local Soroptimist Club is honoring three women in the Soroptimist International of America programs.

  • Working on a history book

    The Fayette County Genealogical and Historical Society (FCGHS) is hard at work compiling information for the publication of a history of Fayette County.
    The book will include family histories, plus histories of the county, communities, churches, schools and organizations.
    Book history will start at about 1800 and continue through to the present.
    “The family histories will be written by families with Fayette County connections. This will set it apart from books written by one individual,” said Judy Brazle, book committee chairperson.

  • In Uniform

    A1C Matthew Hoffman
    Matthew Hoffman graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas on Dec. 27, 2012.

    Hoffman was then stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas for eight weeks, and he came home on leave on March 8.
    A munition system apprentice, he is now stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.
    Hoffman is the son of Jeff and Lori Hoffman, and Stephanie Hoffman, and the grandson of Linda Schulte, Brenda Burtschi and Bob Hoffman.