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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.

  • Farm Bureau Donates to Foundation

    Stephanie Kraus, manager of the Fayette County Farm Bureau (second from left), presents Rachelle Hollinshead, county director with Fayette County Extension (second from right), with a $500 check for the Fayette County Extension Foundation.

    Also present for the photo were Robert Bellm, commercial agriculture extension educator at the Brownstown Agronomy Research Center (far left) and Jamie Washburn, local foods/small farms Extension educator.

  • IDOC releases information on power outage

     Power went out in the town of Vandalia and surrounding area at approximately 10:15-10:20 last night
    ·        Power at the prison was lost at approx. 10:20 and restored at 11:52 p.m.

  • St. Paul Lutheran celebrates 150th anniversary
  • Two sent to prison for DUI offenses

    Two area men were sentenced to prison last week after pleading guilty to felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.
    Judge J. Marc Kelly sentenced Terry R. Park, 49, of Salem, to four years in prison after Park pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of prison, a Class 1 felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
    Kelly also sentenced Robert A. Ward, 41, of Vandalia, to three years in prison after Ward pleaded guilty to a Class 2 aggravated DUI charge punishable by up to seven years in prison.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 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.
    ✔ 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.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home.

  • Last-minute school hirings approved

    Meeting on the first day of classes, the Vandalia Board of Education approved several last-minute coaching and employment assignments, and heard preliminary enrollment reports from building principals.