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  • The Lincolns are Returning

    Vandalia’s Lewis Clymer remembers the first time that he was asked to portray Abe Lincoln … and doing so with hesitation.

  • Pinnacle celebrates St. Elmo growth

    One member of Pinnacle Foods’ executive leadership team said that several factors led to having the company’s St. Elmo plant take on its newest product line, with its location and available space being two of those.

  • Lions' Egg Hunt

    The Vandalia Lions Club held their annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday afternoon in Sonnemann Park on West Fillmore Street.

  • Family YMCA Holds Grand Raffle

    The Family Y of Fayette County held its Grand Raffle on March 28 at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.

  • Ruemmelin application deadline is May 1

    The deadline for several Vandalia organizations to apply for  funds from the Charles J. Ruemmelin Foundation deadline is May 1.
    Charles J. Ruemmelin, a quiet man with piercing brown eyes, spent many of his working hours at the Fayette County Courthouse, where he researched and prepared abstracts of title. Not active in civic organizations, he moved to Springfield to live near his sister after his mother’s death.

  • Lions Circus at Chuckwagon parking lot

     

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 9

    ✔ 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. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. in the conference room of the Okaw Area Vocational Center, located on the Vandalia Community High School campus.

  • ICC, city agree on rail plan

    A little more than two months after proposing large-scale changes to two downtown rail crossings in Vandalia, the Illinois Commerce Commission has agreed to one change in that area of town.
    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman told the city council on Monday that the ICC had agreed to the plan supported by the city. That plan includes only one change – limiting Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets to eastbound traffic.

  • Losing a landmark

    Vandalia is losing one of its major landmarks, a community building that has been unusable in recent years because of a couple of health and safety issues.

  • Hubler unseats Clark

    In the only contested race in Vandalia on Tuesday, Kenneth Hubler defeated incumbent Neil Clark for a seat on the Vandalia City Council.
    In the race for a Ward I seat, in which only 37 of the eligible voters turned out, Hubler gained 22 votes to Clark’s 15.
    Overall, less than 7 percent of the registered voters went to the polls on election day.
    Hubler was one of three aldermen elected on Tuesday. Russ Stunkel, in Ward II, and B. John Clark, in Ward III, won re-election to their seats. Stunkel received 27 votes, and Clark received 67.