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Local News

  • Ultimate Grand Supreme Queen

    Farelisse Lassor, of Vandalia, competed in the French Lick, Ind., Casino Pageant on March 31, winning the crown of Ultimate Grand Supreme Queen.

  • VFW Auxiliary Places Veterans' Wreaths

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary at Old Capitol Post 3862 in Vandalia again participated in the national Wreaths Across America program.

  • Maas elected chaplain of U.S. Daughters of 1812

    The Kaskaskia Chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812 installed new officers during a meeting held in Greenville, on Feb. 19.

  • Vandalia Memories

    This old photo of Gallatin Street, taken from atop Lutheran Hill, kicks off our new Vandalia Memories feature.

    In this feature, we will publish old photographs of Vandalia that have been posted online at Vandalia Memories, a Facebook page started in June 2010 by Kathy Schultz of Vandalia. This photo was posted by Rose Fisher.

  • Local boy in contest for wheelchair vehicle

    Southern Bus & Mobility, a dealer for wheelchair accessible vans and buses along with wheelchair/scooter lifts and other mobility equipment, joins the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association  to kick off the third annual National Mobility Awareness Month.

  • School board releases eight coaches

    At the end of a 35-minute meeting – nearly half of which was spent in executive session – the Vandalia Board of Education on Tuesday honorably discharged eight non-teaching coaches.

  • News Briefs

    Band Boosters' garage sale is Saturday
    The Vandalia Band Boosters will hold their second annual Huge Rummage Sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
    The boosters are again asking for donations for this event. They may be dropped off at the Moose from noon-6 p.m. next Thursday and Friday.
    For more information, or assistance with transporting items to the Moose Lodge, contact Ken Torbeck at NAPA Auto Parts, 283-3053.
    All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Vandalia Schools band program.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 10

    ✔ 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.

  • Teen in shooting charged as adult

    A Shobonier youth who is being charged as an adult for his alleged role in a February shooting incident has pleaded not guilty to those charges.
    Nathan T. Wiseman, 15, appeared in Fayette County Court on Monday, a month after the office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison filed two felony charges.
    Wiseman is charged with the Class X felony aggravated battery with a firearm and the Class 1 felony aggravated discharge of a firearm.

  • Ishum gets 27 months for his role in fatality

    A rural Vandalia man was sentenced to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to a charge related to fatal wreck a year ago.
    Larry Ishum, 30, last Wednesday signed a guilty plea for an amended charge of reckless homicide.
    Ishum was initially charged with reckless homicide and aggravated reckless driving last September for his alleged role in a wreck on March 31, 2013, that resulted in the death of Sonja Doggett.