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  • Few races, low turnout Tuesday

    With very few races on the ballot throughout Fayette County, it’s no surprise that voter turnout was low for Tuesday’s consolidated election.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 30

    ✔ 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.

    Friday, April 7

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Teen Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. Teens interested in joining the board should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.

  • Ramsey Lions' Community Sale
  • Insurance agency makes emergency app available

    McKellar, Robertson, McCarty and Click Insurance LTD has invested back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives.
    “We recognized a very unique opportunity to assist our local first responders through an ingenious marketing initiative that could help save lives,” the partners of the agency said in a press release.
    The insurance agency asks that you download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app from either the Apple App Store or Google Play for your smart phone and enter in their code: #4200.

  • SWCD selling new plat books

    The new 2017 Fayette County Plat Book is now available from the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District.
    The new plat book, published by Rockford Map Publishers, accurately displays parcel boundaries, acreage data, roadways, waterways, railways, section lines, municipal boundaries and recreational areas, and includes an index to landowners.
    A 3D aerial map lies opposite each township parcel map, and is useful in providing a quick gauge to the use of a particular parcel.

  • School board candidates run unopposed

    CONNIE GOLDSMITH
    Age: 46
    Occupation: Licensed clinical professional counselor

  • Missouri man arrested for soliciting child

    Bond has been set at $250,000 for a Missouri man who has been charged with felony offenses alleging attempted criminal sexual abuse of a child.

  • Nokomis man guilty on two felony charges

    A Nokomis man was convicted on two of three felony charges at the completion of a two-day jury trial in Fayette County Circuit Court.

  • Gottman unopposed for fifth term, Bowen for sixth

    MAYOR
    RICKY J. GOTTMAN
    Age: 56
    Occupation: Director of Facilities and Support Services of Fayette County Hospital (39 years), mayor of the city of Vandalia (16 years) and chief deputy coroner of Fayette County (25 years)

  • Few contests in next Tuesday's election

    Many Fayette County voters will not have many decisions to make when they go to the polls next Tuesday. One exception is in Vandalia Township.
    In that township, there are 12 candidates running for six township positions.
    The Republican incumbent supervisor, Bev Daniels, is being challenged by Democrat Jackie (Cearlock) Willis, and the Republican incumbent clerk, Boyd Ledbetter, is being challenged by Democrat Barb Mitchell.