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Local News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 7

    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ 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, July 8

    ✔ Summer Lunches for Kids is offered from 11-11:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Vandalia, Shobonier and Vera, and from 11-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Ramsey and from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Brownstown.

  • Three killed in two wrecks

    Two individuals were killed in a one-vehicle accident in Illinois State Police-District 12 over the weekend, and one person died in an accident at Patoka.

  • Bond is $500,000 in cigarettes case

    Bond has been set at $500,000 for a New Jersey man arrested on cigarette charges on Sunday in Fayette County.
    Mohammed A. Mustafa, 29, of North Bergin, N.J., was taken into custody on Sunday, according to Fayette County Jail records.
    On Monday, the Illinois Office of Attorney General filed two felony counts against Mustafa in Fayette County Circuit Court.

  • Looking at the Library

    Statements claiming that libraries are a thing of the past are greatly exaggerated; in fact, they are just not true.

  • Numerous wrecks in recent days

    The Illinois State Police have handled seven accidents in the area within the past week, including two fatal wrecks.

  • Vandalia man arrested for child pornography

    A Vandalia man has been charged with 17 counts of child pornography offenses after his arrest through a statewide initiative last Friday.

  • Two men charged in truck theft, destruction

    Two area men have been charged with stealing and destroying a truck taken from a rural Vandalia residence.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 30

    ✔ The Vandalia Lions Club will host a carnival at the Vandalia Lake campgrounds.
    ✔ The Little Red Caboose Project committee meets at 6 p.m. at the National Road Interpretive Center, 106 S. Fifth St., Vandalia. The public, particularly those interested in helping with the project, is invited.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Ohio man killed in I-70 accident

    An Ohio man was killed in a three-vehicle accident Thursday evening on Interstate 70 near the Brownstown exit.

    Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen and the Illinois State Police report that David Duke, 59, of Columbus, Ohio, was fatally injured in the accident, which occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-70 about a mile east of the Brownstown exit.

  • Looking at the library

    In addition to helping patrons of Evans Public Library find a book or other media through interlibrary loan programs, library employee Cathy Smith helps individuals with family research.