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  • FAYCO has GloBingo this Friday

    GloBingo to benefit FAYCO Enterprises and the FAYCO Foundation will be held this Friday at the Hillsboro Moose Lodge, with $1,000 in cash prizes.. Doors open at 6 p.m., and bingo starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door; for advance tickets, call 283-0638 or 1-217-532-9250, or email kimt@fayco.org. The evening includes a lottery tree and 50/50 raffle.

  • Man charged for his role in fatal crash

    A Brownstown man has been charged with a felony offense for his role in a January crash that resulted in the death of another Brownstown resident.

  • Loan money going fast

    One month after approving a new budget that included a significant loan from Fayette County’s capital improvement fund, a large chunk of the loan funds have been spent to cover expenses.
    At Tuesday’s Fayette County Board meeting, County Treasurer Rose Hoover said that she had already transferred $500,000 of the $600,000 loan from the capital improvement fund to the general fund, and that she would be transferring the balance of the loan funds this month.
    Hoover told board members that the general fund balance at the end of February was about $38,000.

  • Recycling in jeopardy

    A Vandalia City Council has begun discussions with two local agencies that are providing recycling services, both of which are looking at eliminating those services due to funding issues.
    FAYCO Enterprises has set a timetable for discontinuing its recycling program, and the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District is continuing to struggle with all users not paying their share.

  • New sentencing hearing for Baker set for April 3

    A new sentencing hearing has been confirmed for a Loogootee resident who was convicted of murdering a neighbor couple about 6½ years ago.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 16

    ✔ The Methodist Men at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia will hold its annual pancake and sausage supper from 4-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at the church, 127 S. Fourth St. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and under. Proceeds will be used for Methodist Men projects, including coats and shoes for school children at Christmastime.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Fire at Pizza Hut
  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 9

    ✔ 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 meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library in Vandalia.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at the Legion Home. The executive board meets at 5:30 p.m., and the regular meeting is at 6 p.m.

  • Share for Thrill Hill bridge OK'd

    The Vandalia City Council on Monday made official its commitment to replacing the bridge on a much-used road just north of the city.

  • No gaming limit law being drafted

    When asked about the progress on an ordinance limiting the number of gaming facilities in Vandalia, he was told that such an ordinance is not needed.
    Ward I Jerry Swarm asked about the progress about such an ordinance at Monday’s city council meeting, and Mayor Rick Gottman and Ryan Connor of the city’s legal counsel told him that one is not being drafted.