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  • We Apologize

    In the Portraits of Success section contained in the Aug. 30 issue of The Leader-Union, the titles for the employees of Real Living Vandalia Real Estate were incorrect.
    Amy Meyer, Loy Staff, Deb Etcheson, Tim LaDage, Pat Buscher, Nancy Gebke, Janet Bright and Candy Marshel all are brokers. Sandy Michel is the managing broker.
    Not present for the picture that went with that article were Etcheson and Bright.
    We apologize for the error.

  • Fayette Water meeting is Tuesday

    The Fayette Water Co. is holding an informational meeting at Overcup Church next Tuesday for its Phase VII project.
    The meeting will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with an informal question-and-answer-type format. Those interested in learning about the project and signing up for water service may arrive any time during that period.
    Included in the Phase VII project are the Fayette County townships of Otego, Wilberton, Loudon, Avena, Bowling Green and Sefton.
    It also includes Mound Township in Effingham County, and Herrick Township in Shelby County.

  • 2012 VCHS yearbooks are in!

    The Vandalia Community High School Vandalois staff has announced that the 2012 yearbooks have arrived and will be handed out between 11-15 a.m. and 12:45 next Tuesday (Sept. 4) through Thursday in the VCHS cafeteria.

    They may also be picked up by calling the VCHS office, 283-5155, or by e-mailing adviser Amy Vieregge at avieregge@vandals.k.12.il.us.

  • St. Peter Prairie Days
  • Coal City woman killed in wreck

    A Coal City woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident last Friday morning.
    According to Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen, Sharon Lang, 68,  was crossing a rocked parking lot at the intersection of North Eighth Street and Janett Avenue on a 2007 Honda Gold Wing when she lost traction, causing her to roll the throttle open.
    Bowen said Lang's motorcycle crossed Janett Avenue and crashed into a block retaining wall.
    She was transported to Fayette County Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by Bowen.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 30

    ✔ 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, August 31

  • Team effort leads to meth arrests

    A group effort by area law enforcement officers has led to the arrest of two individuals on methamphetamine charges.
    According to Vandalia Police Chief Larry Eason, the VPD  and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation on the possible manufacture of methamphetamine in Vandalia.
    The investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at the home of Amy Miller, 31, 1319 W. Edwards St., and the arrest of Miller and Charles Roberts, 30, 422 S. Sixth St., Vandalia.

  • Fords, Fords & More Fords

    The second annual Midwest All-Ford Nationals were held on Saturday and Sunday at the Vandalia Lake campgrounds.

  • KC Vandalia Phase II plans OK'd

    A little more than nine months after displaying initial plans for effectively doubling the size of their Vandalia campus, Kaskaskia College officials have moved one step closer to that goal.

  • 18 years for cannabis trafficking

    A Florida man convicted of cannabis trafficking at the beginning of August will be in prison for close to two decades.
    Also in Fayette County Circuit Court, a rural Vandalia woman has been sentenced to prison on a heroin charge.
    Luiz M. Diaz Guillen, 46, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., was sentenced to 18 years in prison last Thursday by Fayette County Resident Circuit Judge S. Gene Schwarm.