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  • VCHS Graduation
  • Recycling survey now online!

    FAYCO Enterprises has created a Survey Monkey on the proposal to add a $1.25 monthly surcharge to the water bills of city water customers.
    If you are a customer, you can take the survey by using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X8J8C3G

  • Birthdays

    Denise Corbell
    Nearly 40 family members gathered on April 15 at the Holiday Inn Express in Vandalia to celebrate Denise Corbell’s 95th birthday.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 18

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ Fayette County Health Hospice's grief support group meets from 6-7 p.m. at the FCHD office, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia. For more information, contact hospice coordinator Jami Lockart, 283-7262.

    Friday, May 19

  • Frakes sentencing delayed

    The sentencing hearing for the Vandalia man convicted of child pornography charges in February has been delayed until early next month.
    The sentencing for William Frakes was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, but his attorney, Monroe McWard of Taylorville, had earlier in the day faxed a motion requesting that it be reset.
    The sentencing is now set for 1 p.m. on Friday, June 9
    Frakes, 56, was found guilty of three counts of child pornography at the conclusion of a jury trial.

  • A Win for the Record Books
  • City asked to loan caboose for restoration project

    The city of Vandalia is being asked to OK a loan, but the group making the request isn’t asking for money. It wants a local landmark.
    William Howard told the Vandalia City Council that Vandalia Railroad Museum Foundation has been established, and that the foundation’s first project would be restoring and relocating Vandalia’s Little Red Caboose.
    “I’m here tonight to put before the council a proposition to enter into a long-term agreement with you,” said Howard, a registered agent for the newly formed foundation.

  • Getting Input on Recycling

    As they await proposed agreements from the two agencies that provide local recycling services, city officials want residents to go online to say whether they are willing to monetarily support those services.
    The city and FAYCO, which provides recycling for a wide variety of items, were to work out early this week which one would provide an online survey on its website.

  • BHS Baccalaureate
  • Breaking the Levee