Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • Vol. 137, No. 45

Astoria First-Grade Class Learns About Saving

First Grade Program

Jill Easley and Donna Hamblin of Better Banks, Astoria, gave a short presentation to Mrs. Merrick’s first-grade class at Astoria Elementary School. In observance of Community Banking Month, April 11 is “Teach a Child to Save Day”. Each student received saving booklets and crayons to help them learn more about “Saving for a Rainy Day”.

Astoria Lions Club Astoria Lions Club   Westlake Recognized at Lions Club Meeting as AHS
Student of the Month

The regular meeting of the Astoria Lions Club was called to order on Sunday, April 12, by Lion President Barry Beck at 7:30 a.m. at the Astoria American Legion with 26 members and four guests present … (more)

Sommer Burgard Sommer Burgard   Burgard Chosen VIT Senior of the Month
Sommer Burgard of Table Grove is VIT High School April Senior of the Month … (more)

VIT Kindergarten Registration   VIT Kindergarten Registration Round-Up April 20
Kindergarten registration for children of the VIT Community Unit School #2 will be held at the Elementary School on Monday, April 20, at 9 a.m. or 1:40 p.m. … (more)

Michelle Schlieper Michelle Schlieper   MDH Welcomes Family Nurse Practitioner Michelle Schlieper
McDonough District Hospital announced the addition of Michelle Schlieper, FNP to the McDonough Medical Group … (more)

Senators Sullivan and Manar Senators Sullivan and Manar   Sullivan, Manar Meet With Rural Superintendents
State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) invited Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) to a meeting with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools on Thursday to discuss Senate Bill 1, legislation to reform school funding … (more)

VIT Superintendent VIT Superintendent   From the Desk of VIT’s Superintendent

I want to use this week’s article to express my personal “thank you” to our retiring Board of Education President Ben Fawcett … (more)

VIT Citizens of the Month VIT Citizens of the Month   VIT Citizens of the Month
Click HERE to view the honored students.

Senior Saints Day Senior Saints Day   Senior Saints Day Draws Capacity Crowd

Approximately 220 folks over age 55, plus the staff of LaMoine Christian Service Camp filled the assembly room at the camp near Tennessee, Ill., on Saturday, April 11, for the annual Senior Saints Day … (more)

Alumni Banquet   Astoria High School Alumni Banquet to be Held May 2
Astoria High School Alumni Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Astoria High School gym for classes graduating in years ending in 0 and 5 … (more)