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  • Council agrees to purchase fuel under contract

    The city of Vandalia will, for the first time, purchase fuel for city vehicles under contract, but the startup date for that contract has yet to be determined.
    Two weeks after South Central FS offered to sell gas and diesel to the city under contract, aldermen voted to accept that offer, but to let Mayor Rick Gottman decide when that practice will start.

  • Lincoln Forum (Video)
  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Kevin Gonzalez, 20, Silom Spring, Ark., was arrested on April 14 on charges of driving without a valid license and speeding. Bond was $25,000.
    • Danny A. Shelby, 27, RR 2, Ramsey, was arrested on April 13 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000, and he was turned over to the Illinois Department of Corrections on an IDOC warrant.
    • Eddie Mancilla Jr., 36, Kankakee, was arrested on April 13 for failure to appear in court on a Kankakee County traffic warrant. Bond was $16,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 16

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

  • Vandalia's Mary Todd Lincoln

    Marilyn Cole is a Fayette County resident who has been a Mary Todd presenter for the past six years.

  • The Lincolns are Returning

    Vandalia’s Lewis Clymer remembers the first time that he was asked to portray Abe Lincoln … and doing so with hesitation.

  • Pinnacle celebrates St. Elmo growth

    One member of Pinnacle Foods’ executive leadership team said that several factors led to having the company’s St. Elmo plant take on its newest product line, with its location and available space being two of those.

  • Lions' Egg Hunt

    The Vandalia Lions Club held their annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday afternoon in Sonnemann Park on West Fillmore Street.

  • Family YMCA Holds Grand Raffle

    The Family Y of Fayette County held its Grand Raffle on March 28 at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.

  • Ruemmelin application deadline is May 1

    The deadline for several Vandalia organizations to apply for  funds from the Charles J. Ruemmelin Foundation deadline is May 1.
    Charles J. Ruemmelin, a quiet man with piercing brown eyes, spent many of his working hours at the Fayette County Courthouse, where he researched and prepared abstracts of title. Not active in civic organizations, he moved to Springfield to live near his sister after his mother’s death.