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  • 2013 Fayette County Fair

    2013 Fayette County Fair

    Grandstand Attractions

     

    Sunday, July 7

  • Irwin Telescopic helps local schools

    Something special is going on among the employees at Irwin Telescopic Seating Co. in Altamont, previously known as Folding Bleacher Co.

  • Police investigate second robbery

    For the second time in about seven weeks, a Vandalia convenience store has been robbed at gunpoint.
    Vandalia Police Chief Jeff Ray said that city officers were called to the Circle K station at 127 W. Gallatin St. at about 3 a.m. on Saturday for a report of an armed robbery.
    According to Ray, a male entered the store and displayed a handgun to a Circle K employee and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash.

  • City OKs TIF for South Central FS

    The Vandalia City Council approved on Monday a Tax Increment Financing agreement with South Central FS for the cooperative’s new facility near the city western Interstate 70 interchange.
    It also began working on the extension of water and sewer lines to that area that would both serve the new FS facility and aid in the future development of that area.

  • City working with rail line buyers

    The city of Vandalia took the first step on Monday to working with a local resident to revive the local rail line as a way of boosting local economic development efforts.

  • Farina sets Fourth of July plans

    The Farina 4th of July Celebration will start at 2 p.m. with signup for the parade at the old grade school and the horses at Kelly Welch's house.

    The parade with start at 3:00, with games starting in the park at 4:00. Bingo and the cake walk will begin at 5 p.m., as does the entertainment of the South Central High School and Middle School Music Departments.

    At 5:45 p.m., well-known magician Chris Egelston will perform. There will be demonstrations of Zumba and karate in the park.

  • Weekend activities at Carlyle Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for a fun and safe weekend in celebrating Independence Day at Carlyle Lake.  Family-oriented activities will be taking place throughout the weekend, and all activities are free and open to the public.
    The highlight of the weekend activities will be the Fireworks Spectacular shot from Point 1 at dusk on Saturday, June 29.  
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers educational programs in the campgrounds and beaches every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the recreation season.

  • 4-H Foundation to raffle off Cardinals tickets

    Ehrhardt Tool and Machine of Granite City has donated four St. Louis Cardinals tickets to the Fayette County Extension Foundation to auction off at the Fayette County Livestock Committee’s 4-H Auction.
    The auction will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Brownstown.  The tickets will be the last item auctioned off at the 4-H Auction that evening.
    The tickets are for seats behind the third base dugout for the Sept. 23 game against the Washington Nationals. The face value of the tickets is $440.  

  • Armadillo Found
  • United Fund Distribution

    The Fayette County United Fund recently distributed funds to a number of area organizations, which are represented in the photo above.