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  • Redemption 1:7 to perform this Saturday

    Mitchell Zimmerman,  Keegan Mitchell and Austin Lay all had some things in common: They were about the same ages, they were in the same year of school and they loved music and are musicians.

  • Casting Their Ballots

    Bill and Patricia Beard prepare to cast their ballots on Tuesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia. They are receiving their ballots from election judge Carolyn Daniels.

  • Council backs no levy increase

    The Vandalia City Council will likely approve a tax levy for the coming year that does not include any increases.
    Mayor Rick Gottman told aldermen that they have two options for the new levy – leave it as is; or OK an increase of 5 percent.
    Gottman and Executive Secretary LaTisha Paslay said that the option with no increase includes a reduction of the police pension figure – due to retirements and other departures – and an equal increase in the fire protection figure.

  • City learns about water plant issues

    The Vandalia City Council approved on Monday a quick, short-term fix to the city’s water treatment plant.

  • Morrison, Emerick win county offices

    Fayette County residents supported  the Republican candidate for president, and they also favored the GOP at the local level.

  • Fayette County Vote Totals

    Fayette County

    Unofficial Vote Totals

     

    President

    R-Mitt Romney-5,950

    D-Barack Obama-2,848

    Lib-Gary Johnson-117

    Green-Jill Stein-48

    Write-Ins-43

     

  • Emerick, Morrison win county officer posts

    31 of 31 Precincts

    With Absentee Voted included

     

    Circuit Clerk

    R-Kathy Emerick, 4898

    D-Mary Sue Ruot 3,973

     

    State’s Attorney

    R-Joshua Morrison 5,305

    D- Matthew Chancey 3,430

  • Halloween parade winners

    Float Division
    1-Five Star Learning Center, Ponderosa/KFC/Taco Bell Award, $350.

  • Museum event is this Sunday

    The second in this Seasons of Events sponsored by the Fayette County Museum will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., in the Vandalia First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Entry is from the parking lot west of hall.
    Linda Dust, a storyteller from Assumption, will provide the program. She has relatives buried in Vandalia and will be telling historical family stories.
    After years of dabbling in folk music, Dust became a fan of storytelling and began attending concerts and festivals. It wasn’t much of a leap from singing folk ballads to telling folk tales.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, November 1

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ 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, November 2