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  • VCHS student council helping Texas grade school

    In response to the devastation caused in Texas by Hurricane Harvey, the Vandalia Community High School student council has adopted an elementary school in Texas.
    The student council will be accepting donations for students in pre-K through fifth grade at Southside Elementary School in Angleton, Texas.
    Donations appropriate for ages 5-11 are being accepted at the high school through next Friday and also at the varsity football Pink Bowl game with Greenville this Friday night.
    Items that are most needed include:
    • Backpacks

  • Calendar

    Friday, September 8

    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Saturday, September 9

  • Beccue pleads not guilty to murder

    The St. Peter man who allegedly fired a fatal gunshot about three weeks ago last week pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

  • A look at yields ... and research

    Some Fayette County farmers not only got a look at the yields they can expect to see this year, but also at something that might help them increase their yields in future years.

  • Debate continues

    With the city’s legal counsel having issued its analysis of FAYCO Enterprises’ recycling contracts in Vandalia and Bond County, Vandalia aldermen on both sides of the issue continued to state their stances on Tuesday.
    Tuesday’s meeting of the council’s cemetery and landfill committee was called after aldermen who opposed adding a $1.25 recycling surcharge to city water bills saw a news report explaining Bond County’s contract with FAYCO.

  • St. Peter Prairie Days
  • Calendar

    Friday, September 1

    ✔ Vandalia Lions Club's Candy Day.
    ✔ The Patoka Fall Festival begins with a carnival at 5 p.m., C-Bar Rodeo at 7 p.m. and classic rock music at 8 p.m. This year's festival is being dedicated to the late Jan Belcher, a festival committee member; a dedication ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. by the new bench near the arena.
    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will not hold bingo because of the Labor Day weekend.

  • Guilty verdicts in drug case

    Having not heard anything from the defendant or an attorney representing him, a Fayette County jury took little time in returning a verdict last Wednesday.

  • TAILS – Everyone wins

    On their own, three individuals had the idea of taking dogs to Vandalia Correctional Center to have offenders work with them. When the three people got together, the idea became a reality.

  • Calendar

    Friday, August 25

    ✔ St. Peter Prairie Days begins with fish, chicken and ribeye dinner at 5 p.m., sand volleyball and softball tournaments at 6 p.m. and "Cary Miller Band" at 8 p.m.
    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Saturday, August 26