Today's Features

  • During a presentation by Vandalia Memories administrator Kathy Schultz at last week's Fayette County Genealogical and HIstorical Society meeting, those present tried to figure out what, if anything, as at Eighth Street and VanTran Avenue (now Veterans Avenue) before Henry's.

    Society member Jerry Jones answered the question within a couple of days by providing an old aerial photograph of the area.

  • Dawson Duane Willms made his appearance one minute earlier than his brother, Cade Ryan, and they celebrated their first birthday on Feb. 27 of this year.

  • Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia supports Operation Comfort Warriors, an organization who meets the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel.

  • Approximately 74 senior citizens are participating in a relative new activity in the area and word is beginning to get out about it.

  • During the flight home from his first missions trip to Brazil in 2013, the Rev. Daniel McDonald, pastor of First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia, felt a calling to provide a church for a Brazil village.

  • Monday afternoon, there was considerable traffic through Vandalia, even after more than 10 inches of snow fell late Sunday and early Monday. The fact that there was less traffic than normal was mostly due to the fact that Presidents' Day was being observed.
    Those who wanted to get around Vandalia could do so because the city of Vandalia's public works crew were on the job on their day off.

  • The Brownstown VFW Post 9770 is holding a supper on Saturday, from 4-7 p.m., in its new building at 520 Oak St. in Brownstown. The supper is on a donation basis (no set charge), and the proceeds will go into their building fund.

  • Chloe Nichole West was only 13 months old when she was diagnosed with pre B AL leukemia, which she battled for the next six years, until she passed on May 23, 2013. Her paternal grandmother, Jeanie West, shared Chloe’s story and expressed the desire for others to send new toys to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Chloe parents are Brian and Rebecca (Kathy) West.

  • “Autumn Breeze” is the name of Rod and Sissy Rogers farm home in rural Brownstown. Although it could even be called a ranch, there are no cows, pigs or horses in sight.

  • ‘Sneaky Pete,’ the Wily
    Wolf …
    …the Homestead wild critter, is back in the neighborhood! After several months of us being concerned that something had happened to him, Sneaky Pete was seen visiting in our across-the-road neighbors’ back yard.
    Neighbor Debbie Ward called to say she saw him in their backyard sniffing around and then seemed to be chewing on something. She said that she was so stunned at seeing him, that she didn’t think to take a picture.