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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.

  • City to hire administrator/economic development director

    The Vandalia City Council voted on Monday to proceed with the hiring of a city administrator/economic development director.

    More on the story in this week's issue.

  • ID theft, scams workshop Tuesday in Ramsey

    CHICAGO – The Office of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will present an ‘Identity Theft, Frauds, and Scams’ workshop in Ramsey on Tuesday, July 22 to assist residents in learning the proactive and reactive steps to take when dealing with identity theft.
     

  • Schools get state money on time

    In contrast to the past several years, the Vandalia Board of Education on Tuesday received good news on the financial front.
    Superintendent Rich Well told the board that the state made its fourth quarterly categorical payment to the district before the end of the fiscal year on June 30.
    That on-time payment leaves the district with an unanticipated windfall of $400,000 in state funding. In recent years, the state had delayed that final payment until mid-July, which means it had to be applied to the next fiscal year’s revenues.

  • Resident wants fair sign law enforcement

    “Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs …”
    Those lyrics from a 1970s song are similar to a message delivered to the Vandalia City Council by a resident who alleged selective enforcement of the city’s sign ordinances.
    Dave Hill asked city officials for fair and consistent enforcement of sign laws after being asked to take down signs he posted.

  • Meth maker gets 12-year sentence

    Just one month after being charged with several methamphetamine offenses, a rural Vandalia man has accepted a 12-year sentence.
    Charles L. Nelson, 60, accepted the lengthy prison term in pleading guilty to a charge of possessing 900 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine.
    As a result of the plea bargain with the office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison, four other charges were dismissed.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 17

    ✔ 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.