Local News

  • City officials note dangers faced by police

    Recent fatal police shootings, and the dangers that the local officers face, were discussed twice during Monday’s Vandalia City Council meeting.
    Mayor Rick Gottman opened Monday’s meeting by asking for a moment of silence for the Baton Rouge and Dallas police officers killed recently.
    At the same time, Gottman offered the reminder that tragedies like those don’t just happen in large cities.
    “People think we’re just a small town, but things like that could happen here,” the mayor said.

  • Trash pickup changes

    Vandalia residents are being reminded this week of some new guidelines for their trash pickup.

  • Dash for Lash
  • State director gives info on handling hot weather

    With high temperatures expected over the next couple of days, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. is urging Illinoisans to take preventive actions to avoid heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

  • Fair Winds Down With Rodeo
  • News Briefs

    Tools for School distribution Aug. 10-13

    Tools for School, a program that provides free school supplies to Fayette County in-need students, pre-kindergarten through junior college, will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia on the following dates:
    • Wednesday, Aug. 10 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thursday, Aug. 11 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 12 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 13 – 9 a.m.-noon.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 21

    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library.
    ✔ First National Bank in Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville will hold a come-and-go retirement party for Ernie Chappel at the FNB Financial Center, 311 Banker Blvd. Appetizers will be served.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Kaskaskia College to Hold Special Community Meeting on LPN Program in Vandalia

    Kaskaskia College has scheduled a special community meeting for Wednesday, July 20, for the purpose of discussing the discontinuation of the Licensed Practical Nursing courses at the college’s Vandalia Campus.  The meeting will be held at the Vandalia Campus starting at 6:00 p.m. with KC President Dr. Penny Quinn, Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Dr. Dee Boswell, as well as other KC administrative personnel on hand to discuss the information regarding this recommended action, as well as, gather input and answer any questions from the public. 

  • New Gift Shop at FCH
  • Donation for Fireworks