Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Vol. 137, No. 42

Fine Arts Day Held at Astoria Schools — Friday, March 20

Fine Arts Day

A group of Astoria teachers surprised the crowd with their rendition of "We're Not Gonna Take It!" at the Fine Arts Day program. From left to right: Staisha Dean, Bobette Massaglia, Teresa Davis, Stephanie Ewing, Jay VanVoorhis, Catharine Reavley and Jennifer Stevens. To view more photos from the program, visit our Shutterfly site at sfargus.shutterfly.com, password "argus".

 


Steve Foglesong Steve Foglesong   Foglesong Tells House Ag Committee the Waters of the United States Proposal is Problematic

Recently, Steve Foglesong, former president of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, appeared before the House Committee on Agriculture to explain how the proposed Waters of the United States rule, will impact … (more)
 

 
Family Fun Night Family Fun Night   AHS Business Club to Host Second Annual Family Fun Night
“A Night of Entertainment” is the theme for this year’s Family Fun Night hosted by Astoria High School Business Club. The event will take place from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Astoria High School … (more)
 

 
Meet the Candidates Meet the Candidates   CommUNITY Vermont Hosts “Meet the Candidates” Night

CommUNITY Vermont hosted “Meet the Candidates” night at Vermont Public Library on Tuesday, March 17. Several concerned citizens attended to hear the village candidates’ concerns for, and outlook on, Vermont’s future … (more)
 

 
Horticulture Trip VIT Horticulture Trip   VIT Horticulture Class Visits WIU Research Farm

MACOMB, WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY — VIT students from Kristi Boggs’ horticulture class had the opportunity to visit Western Illinois University’s Research Farm last week … (more)
 

 
History Fair History Fair   Astoria Junior High Students Attend Illinois History Fair Expo
Several Astoria Junior High students competed in the Illinois History Fair Expo held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library on Saturday, March 20 … (more)
 

 
School Board Meetings School Board Meetings   Area School Boards Meet
Click HERE to view minutes from the recent Astoria and VIT School Board meetings.
 

 
Seussical Seussical cast   A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Small …
A successful Seussical the Musical was presented at Astoria High School last weekend, March 20-22 … (more)
 

 
Miranda Gossage Miranda Gossage   Gossage Chosen VIT Senior of the Month
Miranda Gossage of Vermont is VIT High School March Senior of the Month. She is the daughter of Jack Gossage and Robin and Rick McHone … (more)
 

 
Family Fun Night   AHS Business Club to Host Second Annual Family Fun Night
“A Night of Entertainment” is the theme for this year’s Family Fun Night hosted by Astoria High School Business Club. The event will take place from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Astoria High School … (more)
 

 
Merrie Jean Parry   Parry Named February Employee of the Month at WIU
Merrie Jean Parry, an administrative clerk in Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services Dean’s office, was named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for February … (more)
 

 
SRC Class Designs Logo   SRC Class Designs Fulton County Logo
Art students in Tracy Snowman’s computer illustration class at Spoon River College are getting real-life work experience with their latest project — to design a logo to be used by Fulton County Highway Department … (more)
 

 
Astoria Town Board Astoria Town Board   Astoria Town Board Meets Feb. 9
Astoria Town Board held a regular monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 9, at Astoria Town Hall … (more)
 

 
Astoria Jr High / Elementary Honor Rolls & Perfect Attendance   Astoria Junior High/Elementary Third-Quarter Honor Rolls and Perfect Attendance
Click HERE to view the list of honored students.
 

 
VIT Superintendent   From The Desk of the VIT Superintendent

I want to take a few minutes to highlight a few positives taking place in our district recently … (more)
 

 
VIT Acts of Kindness   VIT Students Recognized For Being Kind
VIT Elementary students caught doing Random Acts of Kindness for the month of February … (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)