Today's News

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, November 8
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110, Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, November 9
    • Cub Scout Pack #444 spaghetti dinner and bake sale, 5-8 p.m., St. Elmo High School cafeteria. Joe’s Pizza and Pasta is donating spaghetti and sauce. The meal cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-11; age 2 and under are free.

  • Bullying Prevention Presentations at VES

    Vanessa Wright of SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies) visited Vandalia Elementary School last Thursday to give presentations on preventing bullying.

    Here, Wright reads a book about bullying to Joal Donaldson's fourth-grade students in Susan Sutherland's character education room.

  • Honor Rolls

    Brownstown Elementary School
    Fourth Grade
    High Honors – Adrienne Logsdon and Cassi Payne.
    Honors – Olivia Campbell and Nicholas Rosborough.
    Fifth Grade
    High Honors – Makenzie Walk.
    Honors – Joel Bloemker, Avory Clark-Dickerson, Bryton Pruett, Max Schraer, Holly Struble, Taralyn Taylor and Brittney Wuehler
    Sixth Grade
    High Honors – Kyzara Hissong.
    Honors – Ethan Washburn.

    Vandalia Elementary School

    Second Grade

  • VES Pick of the Litter

    Pick of the Litter students at Vandalia Elementary School for October are pictured.

    The Pick of the Littter program recognizes students for following school behavior rules and making good choices. In front, from left to right, are Dagon Murray, Drake Murray, Reiley Bone, Tiler Worker, Mitchell Casey, Jade Elam and Tristyn Osborne. In back are Jessica Fender, Gracyn Smith, Delaney Kopp, Emma Durbin, Morgan Dagen, Justin Kulesza, Jaden Payne and Leo Krueger.

  • Kaskaskia College

    New Student Orientation
    Kaskaskia College invites its new students to attend New Student Orientation on the Vandalia Campus.
    The free program is designed to introduce students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience.
    Information about services, activities and classroom success strategies will be included. Students will be given resources they will be able to use throughout their time at KC.

  • Honor Roll

    New Approach Alternative School, Vandalia
    First Quarter

    Alex Blackwell, Jamie Cornett, Ben Hicks, Jimmie Lovsey, John Miller, Samantha Nichols, Jacklyn Pearson, Paige Westenhaver, Alexis Blackwell, Valerie Hanko, Alex Leigh, Megan Luttrell, Kayla Murray, Samantha Nobbe, Shana Reed, Zac Wilson, Desiree Carroll, Crystal Harris, Diana Leigh, Devin Manning, Cheyenne Myers, Brandon O'Brien and Chance Warner.
    Perfect Attendance
    Hunter Maxey and Levi McWhorter.

  • Calendar

    Wednesday, November 7
    ✔ An emergency meeting of the Eagles Auxiliary will be held at 7 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Vandalia.
    Thursday, November 8

    ✔ 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.

  • Law Dogs Donate to Food Pantry

    The local chapter of Law Dogs Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club) recently donated funds generated during its annual bucket drive to the food pantry at the Family Worship Center on Janett Avenue in Vandalia.

    Presenting the $1,000 donation to Pastor Tracy Zimmerman are Law Dogs members are President Dan Carney, Treasurer Dan Stennett, Road Captain Jose Rosado, Dale Sarginson, Bill Hartman and Brian Arenas. Not present for the photo were Mark Waschle, Tim Pierce and Cory Storm.

  • Election Judges at Work

    Election judges Robert Varga (photo at left) and Elloise Black (photo at right) assist voters at the polling place in Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia on Tuesday morning.

  • Business Briefs

    Chamber new business breakfast Nov. 15
    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual new business breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Vandalia Country and Golf Club.
    The 7 a.m. breakfast is held to honor owners and managers who have started a new business in the past year. Also to be honored are individuals who have been promoted to new administrative and management positions. The cost is $10 per person.