Local News

  • Election '16

    Though the next general election is still 14 months away, the work for candidates in that election begins now.
    Before running in that election, those candidates need to advance through the primary election, which is on March 15. And the filing period for the primary is under way.
    Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder that the period for filing nominating petitions and other election documents for the primary election began on Sept. 1 and runs through Monday, Nov. 30.

  • The Walls Came Tumbling Down

    The last remaining walls of the three buildings at the southwest corner of Fifth and Gallatin streets in Vandalia that in August were deemed unsafe came tumbling down on Wednesday morning.

  • Habitat house blessing is Saturday

    Fayette County Habitat for Humanity will hold a house blessing this Saturday morning for the home of Adam and Jaci Turner.
    The house, located at 1320 W. St. Clair St. in Vandalia, was built in  partnership with the Turners and numerous Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, September 10

    ✔ Evans Public Library's homeschool group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Those interested in joining should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board meets at 4:30 p.m. at the library.
    ✔ 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.

  • City council meeting reset for Monday

    The regular meeting of the Vandalia City Council, scheduled for Monday evening, was postponed due to the lack of a quorum.
    The meeting will now be held at 5 p.m. on Monday.

  • Lions Candy Day
  • Shimkus hosts local meeting to help mayors with economic development

    Mayors of other representatives of communities from throughout this region gathered in Vandalia on Monday to learn how state and federal agencies can help with economic development efforts.

  • Vandalia Pool closing Monday

    Area residents wanting to take one final leap from the high dive at the Vandalia Municipal Swimming Pool have only a few more days to do so.

  • Crop survey: corn, 140; beans, 45

    This year’s extremely wet weather caused some Fayette County fields to be replanted at least once or twice, and some not to get planted at all.

  • Copies of 2015 Vandalois now available

    Copies of the 2015 Vandalois, the Vandalia Community High School yearbook, have arrived and may now be picked up.
    Yearbooks will be handed out from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 11, in the high school cafeteria. Those needing to pick them up at other times should contact Amy Vieregge at 283-5155 or by email at avieregge@vandals203.org.