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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.

  • Calendar

    Friday, August 25

    ✔ St. Peter Prairie Days begins with fish, chicken and ribeye dinner at 5 p.m., sand volleyball and softball tournaments at 6 p.m. and "Cary Miller Band" at 8 p.m.
    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Saturday, August 26

  • FNB warns customers about possible scam

    Customers of First National Bank of Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville are advised to be aware of a possible phone scam.
    In recent weeks, individuals have reported receiving phone calls that on their caller ID indicate are coming from First National Bank in Vandalia.
    One person reported that the caller was attempting to sell them a vacation. She became suspicious and immediately hung up. First National Bank is not selling any vacations, condos, or other related trips.  

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  • Another delay in Koontz case

    A child pornography case that has already been delayed due to unique circumstances a couple of times took another unusual turn on Monday afternoon.

  • A case of West Nile virus reported in Fayette County

    A case of West Nile virus has been found in Fayette County.
    Jodi Smith, director of Environmental Health for Fayette County Health Department, said, “Routine mosquito testing has identified the first West Nile virus positive batch of mosquitoes in Fayette County in 2017.
    “These results demonstrate the continued need for people to ensure they are protected from mosquito bites,” Smith said.
    The mosquito sample was collected in rural Shobonier last Tuesday and tested last Thursday.