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  • Olde Tyme Christmas is Friday, Saturday

    A variety of activities this Friday night and Saturday will serve as the kickoff of the holiday season.
    Olde Tyme Christmas begins at 5 p.m. on Friday with the lighting of the city Christmas tree at Seventh and Gallatin streets, followed by Christmas carols, and runs through Saturday.
    The carols will be followed by the Vandalia Rotary Club’s Christmas Parade. Participants in the parade will include Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will be visiting with local children after the parade in the former Copper Penny building at 125 S. Fourth St.

  • County coroner retiring

    Citing his displeasure with the county’s new system of formulating a budget, Fayette County’s coroner is retiring at the end of the year.

  • Burning issue

    Because of a resident’s suggestion and an alderman’s recommendation, Vandalia officials will consider making a change on what has been a burning issue – leaves.
    At the end of the discussion on the issue at Monday’s city council meeting, Mayor Rick Gottman and aldermen agreed to discuss the topic further at a work session, with residents being invited to attend that meeting.
    In a letter to Gottman and the city council, Kenny Lewey said that he has spoken to the some of them about banning the burning of leaves.

  • Victory Shower
  • Time change is Sunday
  • Conder announces run for second term

    With one year left in her first term as the Fayette County clerk and recorder, Vicky Conder knows that she would like to hold the job for four more years.

  • KC's status, value voiced at local forum

    A Kaskaskia College dean disputes claims that there are no jobs available in this area, and he says that KC can prepare local residents for the ones that are out there.

  • Monsters, Music & Merriment
  • Playoff tickets available at VCHS office

    Advance tickets for the Vandalia-Greenville playoff game on Saturday will be available in the offices of both Vandalia Community High School and Greenville High School.
    Game tickets are set by the Illinois High School Association at $5, according to Greenville High School Principal Wendy Porter.
    Porter said that GHS is encouraging Vandalia fans to park in the lot at the elementary school and enter Don Stout Field at the south gate, which is on the visiting team side of the field.
    The game is set for 1 p.m.

  • Winners in Lions' Halloween Parade

    The winners from the Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade last Thursday evening are as follows:
    Bands
    Class A 1) Teutopolis 2) Bond County 3) Altamont. Class B 1) Ramsey 2) Greenville JH 3) St. Elmo. Best color guard-Teutopolis Best drum major-Teutopolis
    Walking Groups