• There is a partnership plan to help provide attractive, sturdy, outdoor benches for the nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It’s called “The ABC Partnership.”

  • Steve Riddle came to Vandalia on Jan. 1, 2012, as the site supervisor of the Vandalia Statehouse. He is enthused about the history of the old building and the surrounding area, and sincerely wants it to continue as a vital part of not only Vandalia’s history, but also of the state.

  • Several Brownstown First Baptist Church  “Fayette faces” and willing hands worked together to bring the community a little free library.

  • The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette can earn.
    It represents a girl’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and in her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others.

  • “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for the people.”
    Colossians 3:23

    “The goal is to teach the Honduran people about standards and procedures for safe healthcare."
    Leanne Bales
    “They are a very proud and hard-working people. Laziness and expecting something for nothing is not a part of the Honduran culture."
    Teresa Walker

  • Vandalia natives Lenora Henson and Shane Bowen will be at Words, Wicks & Wood on Gallatin Street from 10 a.m.-noon this Saturday. They will be there to meet the public and to sign their books, “The Wicked Garden” and “Cops & Robbers,” respectively.

  • Teresa Powell is a advocate for children with cancer who have lost their hair. In fact, Teresa is just passionate about kids.

  • Dave and Sue Denning are long-time health care professionals. Dave is the program director of therapy services at Vandalia Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, and Sue had served as a director of nursing for 25 years. A registered nurse, she is also employed at the Vandalia facility.

  • Elizabeth “Beth” Smith had an enjoyable history of working with seniors before she joined the staff of Brookstone Estates of Vandalia ... and she loves her job now.

  • This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This young man, born in 1947, grew up here, married a local girl and had three children.

  • “I’m just glad that I lived long enough to get acquainted with my little great-grandchildren.”

  • It seems like God gave Arika Craig a love of music when she was very young. Her taste in music is eclectic – she likes all kinds, and she wants to study and pursue a career in music.

  • Lorene Hoffman Brown was born on a Vandalia farm 94 years ago, “right across from where I live now,” she said, referring to the Hoffman land that was designated a Centennial Farm a few years ago.

  • Five miles north of Brownstown, on the southwest corner, stands a landmark familiar to Brownstown-Sefton people, but also to anyone who had to have their truck tested or who needed a mechanic.

  • When one walks into the Rev. Lawrence Becker’s apartment at Brookstone Estates, a unique and pretty scene greets them in the form of a painting on the wall.

  • Vincent “Vinnie” Thull will celebrate his 101st birthday on July 19, 2013. He remembers the Great Depression and many, almost-forgotten facts and places in Fayette County like they were yesterday.
    Displaying his sense of humor, he said with a grin,  “Trouble is, I don’t remember yesterday very well.”

  • “We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”
    -Girls on the Run website

  • Pastor Kevin Bonifacius and his wife, Connie, arrived in Brownstown in January to minister to First Christian Church.

  • The sixth and last Lenten Luncheon of this season will be hosted by Mother of Dolors Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 27, with the noon meal and program held in the Parish Hall building just across the street.

  • This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This team of sixth-grade basketball players is pictured more than 40 years ago.