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Local News

  • New memory care facility opening soon

    Completion is drawing near for a new memory care facility located at 1124 Sunset Drive in Vandalia.
    Willowbrook Development of Teutopolis began construction in July on this 12-unit memory care house.

  • VCHS band alumni sought for performance on Feb. 3

    Vandalia Community High School graduates are being invited to join the VCHS Pep Band for a performance at the high school boys basketball game on Alumni & Friends Night, which is Saturday, Feb. 3.
    VCHS band director Amanda Moloney is extending the invitation, which is open to all current band members and students at the junior high and high school, as well as VCHS graduates.

  • Calendar

    Friday, January 5

    ✔ Bingo resumes at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Monday, January 8

    ✔ The Vandalia Lions Club meets at Ponderosa Steakhouse. The executive board meets at 5:30 p.m., the meal is at 6 p.m. and the regular club meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, January 9

  • A crowning achievement

    For Brandy Protz, a dream became reality when she was crowned the 36th Miss Indiana State University.

  • Recycling, distillery, mural make headlines in 2017

    With a new year just around the corner, it’s time to look back on 2017.

  • Calendar

    Friday, December 29

    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will not hold bingo on Dec. 22 and 29.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Sunday, December 31

    ✔ A New Year's Eve dance will be held from 8 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. at the Patoka Civic Center. "Gold Nuggets Band" will perform, and a potluck will be held, with ham provided. Admission is $10. Party favors will be provided.
    Monday, January 1

    NEW YEAR'S DAY

  • Council approves three TIF pacts

    The Vandalia City Council on Tuesday approved Tax Increment Financing assistance for three local projects.
    The council voted to give Tina Kingery up to $6,029.50, half of the estimated cost for improvements to her business, Country Folk, at 110 S. Third St.
    It also approved TIF assistance to two parties for improvements to the property at 1051 W. Veterans Ave.

  • No city tax hike

    Given two options for a new tax levy, the Vandalia City Council on Monday went with a third, one coming from aldermen.
    The council was asked to OK a levy with an increase of 6.87 percent or one with a considerably larger increase, 18.26 percent. In the end, they voted for a levy with no increase.
    As is custom, Dale Timmermann presented information on the city’s new levy during a public hearing prior to Monday’s city council meeting.

  • The End of an Era

    Marlys Hayner was there at the beginning and she was there at the end. For the duration of that 35-year period, Hayner helped to coordinate the program that has provided Christmas baskets for needy families in Fayette County.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, December 21

    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library in Vandalia.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. at the Legion Home. The Legion men will cook fried chicken, and members are asked to take side dishes to share.

    Friday, December 22

    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will not hold bingo on Dec. 22 and 29.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.