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  • ID theft, scams workshop Tuesday in Ramsey

    CHICAGO – The Office of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will present an ‘Identity Theft, Frauds, and Scams’ workshop in Ramsey on Tuesday, July 22 to assist residents in learning the proactive and reactive steps to take when dealing with identity theft.
     

  • Schools get state money on time

    In contrast to the past several years, the Vandalia Board of Education on Tuesday received good news on the financial front.
    Superintendent Rich Well told the board that the state made its fourth quarterly categorical payment to the district before the end of the fiscal year on June 30.
    That on-time payment leaves the district with an unanticipated windfall of $400,000 in state funding. In recent years, the state had delayed that final payment until mid-July, which means it had to be applied to the next fiscal year’s revenues.

  • Resident wants fair sign law enforcement

    “Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs …”
    Those lyrics from a 1970s song are similar to a message delivered to the Vandalia City Council by a resident who alleged selective enforcement of the city’s sign ordinances.
    Dave Hill asked city officials for fair and consistent enforcement of sign laws after being asked to take down signs he posted.

  • Meth maker gets 12-year sentence

    Just one month after being charged with several methamphetamine offenses, a rural Vandalia man has accepted a 12-year sentence.
    Charles L. Nelson, 60, accepted the lengthy prison term in pleading guilty to a charge of possessing 900 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine.
    As a result of the plea bargain with the office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison, four other charges were dismissed.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 17

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ 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.

  • The Days of Lincoln
  • Fayette County Royalty
  • Avyree Scholes is 2014 Jr. Miss Fayette County
  • 2014 Fayette County Royalty

    2014 Little Miss Fayette County Reagan Smith and Miss Fayette County Sierah Ruffner

  • Lincoln Heritage Festival Schedule

    SATURDAY
    • 6-9 a.m. – Registration for festival participants and vendors.
    • 10 a.m. – Festival opens to the public.
    • 10 a.m. – Civil War camps open for public walk-throughs.
    • 10 a.m.-noon – Children’s activities in Locust Street pavilion, including learning to shoot marbles, horseshoes, three-legged races, sack races, balls and jacks, and watermelon-eating contest.
    • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Horse-drawn carriage rides and pony rides, in circle drive in Rogier Park.