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  • Slover stays on as Brownstown superintendent

    The Brownstown School District will have a familiar face behind the superintendent’s desk at the start of the new school year.

  • And the Band Played On ...

    Senior Abby Hickerson of the Vandalia Community High School band practices marching during band camp last week. The band's first pre-game and halftime performances will be on Sept. 9, when the VCHS varsity football squad plays its home opener.

  • You are probably from Vandalia if ....

    Go to our new Facebook group to share your memories, old photos, etc., of Vandalia!

     

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/253559221339145/

  • Back to School

    Jefferson Primary School
    • Registration-$38  
    • Kindergarten snack fee-$15
    per semester
    Vandalia Elementary School
    • Registration-$38  
    Vandalia Jr. High School
    • Registration-$44  
    • P.E. shirts-$6.50
    • P.E. shorts-$6.50
    • Athletic fee-$40
    • Band fee-$2  
    • Band book (Grades 6-7)-$9  
    • Music (Grade 5)-$5  
    • Music (Grade 6)-$2  
    • Art (Grades 6-8)-$3  

  • Shining for Jesus

    In the first photo, Rick Opell of Fairfield prepares his 1970 Ford Mustang for the Shine for Jesus Car Show held by First Christian Church in Brownstown on Saturday at the Association of Christian Truckers Road Angel.

  • Volunteers sought for cancer care center at FCH

    Hearing the words “You have cancer” is tough. Finding help and answers is made easier at the American Cancer Society Patient Resource Center at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
    Would you like to make a difference for area cancer patients? Do you have some time on a Thursday to help?
    If so, Fayette County Hospital and the American Cancer Society would love to hear from you. Volunteers are needed to help cancer patients and their family members at the newly remodeled Patient Resource Center.

  • News Briefs-Aug. 4, 2011

    Ramsey man arrested after shooting

    A Ramsey man has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm after a shooting incident early Tuesday morning.
    Ryan D. Donaldson, 26, was charged with the two felony offenses after he allegedly struck and shot Clint Martin.
    Martin was taken to Fayette County Hospital and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, and was released later in the day. He reportedly sustained a gunshot wound in the neck.
    Donaldson’s bond was set at $50,000.

  • Community Calendar-Aug. 4, 2011

    Thursday, August 4
    ✔ The Summer Lunches for Kids program is under way. The lunches are available from 11-11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Home and in Rogier Park in Vandalia, at the township building in Shobonier and at the township garage in Vera.
    ✔ 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.

  • City close to bidding streetscape work

    The city of Vandalia will know later this month whether it has good bids for more downtown streetscape work.
    Mayor Rick Gottman announced at Monday’s city council meeting that bid notices for streetscape work on Gallatin Street between Seventh and Eighth streets will be published in area newspapers Aug. 11-18.
    Bid forms will be distributed by the project engineer, HMG Engineers of Carlyle, and bids for the work will be opened on Aug. 22, Gottman said.
    The council should be ready to act on the bids at its Sept. 5 meeting, he said.

  • Stephens resigns from Illinois House

    Ron Stephens, who has represented residents of this region in the Illinois House of Representatives for close to three decades, resigned his seat on Tuesday.