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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.

  • Sheriff tells Fayette County Board about his aging fleet of vehicles with problems

    Fayette County’s sheriff told members of the county board on Tuesday that he is hoping to work with them on replacing a number of aging vehicles with high mileage in his fleet.

  • Briefs

    22/22 Challenge begins on Jan. 2

    With a 2012 study conducted by the Veterans Administration that shows that 22 veterans commit suicide each day, Northside Christian Church is inviting community members to join a national challenge at the Family YMCA of Fayette County.
    The challenge is to do 22 pushups each day for 22 days.

  • Vandalia man gets 3 prison sentences

    A Vandalia man who was one of two men charged with causing damage to the Fayette County Jail agreed to three prison sentences earlier this week.
    In Fayette County Circuit Court on Monday, Fayette County Resident Circuit Judge Don Sheafor approved plea agreements accepted by Tyler J. Dunaway.
    Through the plea agreement, Dunaway accepted a one-year prison sentence on a charge of criminal damage to government-supported property.

  • Six-year sentences on cannabis charges

    Two California women who were arrested in January for possessing a large amount of cannabis after calling for police assistance agreed on Monday to serve prison sentences.
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    Christina Phaviseth, 20, of Redding, Calif., and Joana Rebollar-Limon, 18, of Anderson, Calif., each signed a plea-bargaining agreement that includes a six-year prison sentence.
    Fayette County Resident Circuit Judge Don Sheafor approved the plea bargains during a court hearing on Monday.

  • Work planned on high school

    The Vandalia Board of Education approved on Tuesday an initial step in making some needed improvements to the district’s high school and administration building.
    The board approved a resolution allowing health life safety monies to be used for three projects.
    Those include replacing steel lintels on the north side of the high school, replacing a portion of the brick exterior and tuckpointing various areas on the north and east sides of the high school.

  • Downtown Distillery planned

    An Iowa man with local connections and his wife are planning the startup of a unique business in a downtown Vandalia landmark.

    And Rick and Cindy Radliff are getting some help from the city to do so.
    The Radliffs traveled from their home in Des Moines on Monday to be on hand when the city council acted on their application for a Tax Increment Financing grant.
    The Radliffs plan to operate Witness Distillery in the building at 330 W. Gallatin St., which served as the home of Allen Furniture for many decades.

  • Two more celebrities commit to Greenville Graffiti show

    A teen heartthrob from the early 1970s and an actor who specialized in playing nerds will be signing autographs this summer at the sixth annual Greenville Graffiti Car Show in Greenville.
    Barry Williams, who starred as Greg Brady on the legendary comedy TV series The Brady Bunch, and Eddie Deezen, who played Eugene Felsnic in Grease and Grease 2, will appear at the show on Saturday, June 17.
    Their appearance continues a Greenville Graffiti Car Show tradition of featuring celebrities.

  • We Apologize

    It was incorrectly stated in last week's issue that FAYCO Enterprises is operating its recycling program at its building on Veterans Avenue. FAYCO has just recently sold that building and has moved its recycling program to 2022 Wagner St., south of Octochem.
    We apologize for the error.

  • Friday is Bunny Run T-shirt deadline

    The Fayette County Health Department is holding a 5K Bunny Run on Saturday, April 8, and Friday is the last day to register and be guaranteed a T-shirt.
    The run/walk is being held at 9 a.m. on April 8, with the proceeds going to the Family YMCA of Fayette County's Strong Kids Program, which helps children in no-income and low-income families to participate in YMCA events and activities.
    All children age 12 and under participating in the Bunny Run will receive a medal.
    The registration cost is $20, with children age 5 and under free (unless a T-shirt is purchased).