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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.

  • Meyer advances to state finals; 2 Vandals, 3 Patoka entries advance to state

    Emma Meyer advanced to the state track and meet finals on Thursday, and her brother, Ethan Meyer, and Curtis Gordon advanced to the boys state track meet, also on Thursday.

    Patoka also earned four entries at the state meet next weekend in Charleston.

    Emma Meyer pole vaulted 10 feet to advance to the state finals on Friday at Eastern Illinois University.

    She had also advanced to the state track meet in the 100-meter run, but withdrew from her heat.

  • Memorial Day

    • 11 a.m. – Brownstown VFW Post 9770 Memorial Day service at the Veterans' Memorial Wall in the village park.

    In the event of rain, the service will be held at United Methodist Church, just east of the village park.
    • 1 p.m. – Walk Across America at Vandalia Statehouse.
    • 1:30 p.m. – St. Elmo American Legion Post Memorial Day service at the Veterans' Memorial Wall at the Phillips Building.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 21

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Those interested in joining the group may contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Dog park event is Saturday

    The opening of Vandalia’s new dog park will be celebrated with a variety of activities on Saturday morning.

  • City hires firm for new website

    While one alderman claimed that he could create a new website for the city of Vandalia at little cost and in a timely fashion, other city council members opposed creating the new site in-house.
    So, after a lengthy discussion, the Vandalia City Council voted 7-1 to hire an outside firm to do the work.
    The city will pay McDaniels Interactive of Pekin $17,300 to create a new website, something that the city’s executive secretary, LaTisha Paslay, has been discussed for about a year.

  • Fake bills

    More than a week after a second arrest related to the spread of counterfeit money in the area, the Vandalia Police Department is continuing its investigation.
    “There’s still (counterfeit) money out there,” VPD Chief Jeff Ray said on Monday.
    In recent weeks, the VPD has received a number of reports of counterfeit money being used at local businesses, and Ray said that his department has recovered $5, $10, $20 and $100 counterfeit bills.

  • Meyer, Miller advance to state track meet

    Emma Meyer, in the pole vault and 100-meter run, and Anna Miller, in the 300-meter hurdles, advanced to the state track meet next week in Charleston

  • Electronic recycling during Cleanup Week in Vandalia

     

  • Tourism Commission holding Hanging Basket Sale

    The Tourism Commission will be holding a Hanging Basket Sale this Friday at Vandalia City Hall. They will be selling 10” premium baskets. The cost will be $16 each and you can pre-order & pre-pay at Vandalia City Hall before May 22nd or you can purchase the day of until they are gone. Any questions contact LaTisha at 618-283-1152.