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Today's News

  • CEFS receives grant for food and shelter programs

    Fayette County has been chosen to receive $11,412 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal
    Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities; USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; Jewish Federations of North America; Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide.

  • Reservations taken for SWCD annual meeting in July

    The Fayette County Soil & Water Conservation District will celebrate its 75th anniversary when it holds its annual meeting this summer.
    The event will be held at the Moose Lodge in Vandalia on July 26
     Doors will open at 6 p.m. for registration and a meal catered by Martin’s IGA will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    The entertainment for the evening will be the Birds of Prey from the World Bird Sanctuary. Those who haven’t seen the Birds of Prey should make a point to attend. It is an excellent presentation, no matter your age.

  • KICK classes in July at KC Vandalia Campus

    The Office of Continuing/Community Education at Kaskaskia College has announced the schedule for KICK classes in July at the Vandalia Campus, located at 2310 West Fillmore St. in Vandalia.
    • Beading & Bling – Students will learn to use beads and bling to make jewelry. Students will make bracelets, necklaces and other items to give as gifts or to keep as they create a lasting keepsake. This is a great class for friends to take together. This class will be on Monday, July 9, from 1-3 p.m., and is for students in grades K-8.

  • Overcup VBS is next week

    Overcup Baptist Church in Vera is holding Vacation Bible School from next Wednesday through Friday.
    The VBS, which has a theme of “Come to the Island – Promise Island,” is open to all children age 4 through young adult.
    Sessions will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly, with a performance on Sunday, July 1.

  • Birth

    Aiden Lynn Graumenz
    Dustin and Rachel Graumenz of Glen Carbon are the parents of a boy born at 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

    Aiden Lynn weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.
    He has a brother, Declan, age 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Steve and Ann Ozella of Petersburg, and paternal grandparents are David and Amy Graumenz of Vandalia.
    Great-grandparents are Bobbie Payne, and Marjorie and Louie Warner.

  • Reception set for Rev. Holtz

    The Rev. Alan Holtz will be celebrating his 55th year of his ordination as a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastor on June 30.

  • St. Elmo Legion Officers
  • Ramsey Girl Holds Bake Sales for Shriners
  • Paint Job Donated for Shriners
  • Ribbon-Cutting at Iya's & Friends