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  • Lions circus is Monday

    The Vandalia Lions Club is bringing the circus to town.
    The Kelly Miller Brothers Circus will be in Vandalia on Monday for shows at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Waggoner Trucking parking lot on Janett Ave.
    Tickets purchased in advance are $10 for adults and $6 for children.
    Advance tickets are available at all locations of First National Bank of Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville, and at Country Market in Vandalia.
    Advance tickets are also available from Lions Club members.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Joseph B. Johnson, 24, RR 2, Ramsey, was arrested on April 24 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • Duane R. O’Neal, 46, Fredericksburg, Ohio, was arrested on April 24 on a St. Clair County traffic warrant. Bond was $1,000.
    • Duran C. Dollins, 21, Vandalia, was arrested on April 24 on charges of possession of 30 grams or less of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Bond was $1,000.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 26

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ Kaskaskia College will hold an Arbor Day celebration at 11 a.m. at the KC Vandalia Campus on West Fillmore Street. Alex Eade, a KC horticulture instructor, will be the speaker for the celebration. A light lunch will follow the speaker and a ceremonial tree-planting.

  • Chancey enters state's attorney's race

    About three weeks after Stephen Friedel announced that he would not seek a fourth term as Fayette County’s state’s attorney, his assistant has decided to run for that office.

  • Pollard, Braun retained as party chairmen

    Fayette County’s Republican and Democratic committees voted last week to retain their chairmen.
    In conventions held last Wednesday evening, the Republican Central Committee agreed to retain Randy Pollard as its chairman, and the Democratic Central Committee voted to keep Randy Braun in the chairman’s spot.
    Other Republican committee officers elected were: vice chairmen, Mark Schaub, Dan Palecek, Mike Hall and Chad Feldpouch; secretary/treasurer, Matt Hall; and chairwoman, Grace Thull.

  • McCarter wants to stay in Senate

    The Lebanon man who was appointed, then elected to represent this area in the Illinois Senate has decided that he wants to retain that position.

  • BHS holds mock accident
  • Milash is top cookie seller

    The year 2012 is not only the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting, but it also marks the year that Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) transitioned the annual Cookie Sale Program from a fall sale to a spring sale.
    The sale was a great success, and Sarah Milash of Shobonier was the Top Seller for the Fayette County area.

  • DAR Good Citizens Award Winners

    The Benjamin Mills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted its Good Citizen Award Ceremony in Greenville on March 24.

  • Fund shortage delaying bridge replacement

    The Fayette County Board approved a preliminary engineering agreement last Thursday for a bridge on a county road northeast of Farina that has temporarily been closed to traffic.
    The agreement with Rhutasel and Associates of Centralia is for a bridge over Dismal Creek on County Highway 28 (Altamont Road).
    County Engineer Michael Maxey explained that the bridge was closed on March 14 due to a hole in the southbound lane of the bridge.