Today's News

  • Card Shower

    Rosalynde Evans
    A card shower has been requested for Rodalynde Chrisman Evans, who will celebrate her 83rd birthday on Feb. 4.
    Cards may be sent to: 11850 Edge Water Drive, Apt. 606, Lakewood, Ohio 44107.

  • VFW Competitions
  • Wedding

    Jennifer Jean Beausang and Wesley Ryan Hoffman, both of Collinsville, were united in marriage in a ceremony at 4 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2012, at Willoughby Heritage Farm in Collinsville, with the Rev. Dan Rush officiating.

  • Seventh-graders lose hard-fought sectional contest

    DIVERNON  — The Vandalia seventh-grade boys basketball team never let up in Wednesday's sectional game, but hot shooting from Southwestern allowed the Birds to come away with a 44-37 victory.

    Nathan Casey led the Jr. Vandals (16-9) in scoring with a game-high 18 points, and Marcus Zimmerman added 13 points, eight rebounds and four steals.

    Vandalia led 15-13 early in the second quarter, but Southwestern (22-3) used a 10-0 run over the final 2:48 to take a 23-15 halftime lead.

  • Engagement

    Sarah Meyer of rural Alma and Mitch Johnson of rural Shobonier have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Engagement

    Megan Hunter and Gregory Maher, both of O’Fallon, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses have been issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri Braun:

    Mark Allen Thomas
    Tammy Jo Johnston
    Terry Alan Shellabarger
    Mary Jane Otto
    Antony Cortez Johnson
    Kendra Mae Barker
    Dylan Kenneth Fulk
    Krissy Reanna Connell

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Shirley J. Johnston, 40, 2311 W. St. Clair St., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 28 on a warrant for burglary. Bond was $10,000.
    • Mary V. Steele, 55, 1410 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 28 on an alleged Bond County probation violation. Bond was $250 cash, and she was transferred to Bond County.
    • Robert D. Taylor, 28, 223 N. Sixth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 27 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $150 cash.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, January 31

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
    Friday, February 1

    ✔ "Liberty Road Band" will be performing from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Patoka Civic Center on Fridays, Feb. 1, 8 and 22. Admission is $5. A potluck will be held.
    Sunday, February 3

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This picture, taken of Augsburg Lutheran School in 1971, shows students in grades 1-4. Do you know them? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374.