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  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 23

    ✔ 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.

  • Fayette County Queens
  • County chairman resigns

    Saying that he was free to return to the county board after being cleared in an investigation initiated by two county officers, Steve Knebel said that he has chosen not to do so.
    Knebel, a member of the board for 12 years and its chairman for the past eight years, presented his resignation at the end of Tuesday’s county board meeting, reading a two-page prepared statement.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 16

    ✔ 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.

  • County Board chairman resigns

    Saying that he could continue to serve on the county board after being cleared in an investigation initiated by two County officers, board Chairman Steve Knebel said on Tuesday that he has chosen not to do so.

    Knebel resigned at the end of Tuesday's board meeting, explaining that the investigation was initiated after he made a suggestion on filling a vacancy in the county clerk's office.

  • Vandalia City Hall closed for funeral Wednesday morning

    Vandalia City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, from 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M., for the funeral of former employee Dolores Thoman.
    Dolores worked for the City of Vandalia for 28 years, from May 1981 to December 2009.

  • Fair continues through Saturday

    TUESDAY
    • Swine show, 8 a.m.
    • 4-H Auction, 6 p.m.
    • Junior Miss Fayette County and Mr. Fayette County pageants, 6:30 p.m., Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6-11, with ages 5 and under admitted free.
    WEDNESDAY
    • Dog show, 2 p.m.
    • Truck and tractor pulls, 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6-11, with ages 5 and under admitted free.
    THURSDAY
    • 4-H general project judging, 9 a.m., with awards presentation at 6 p.m.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 9

    ✔ 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.

  • Ashdown resigns from Family Y post

    The local resident who has served as the chief executive officer of the Family YMCA for the past six years is leaving that post for a job in Nevada.

  • Lincoln Festival is this weekend

    A two-day event that presents the history of this community and nation in entertaining fashion returns for a second encore this weekend.
    The Lincoln Heritage Festival, held in Vandalia parks along Fillmore Street, begins mid-morning on Saturday and continues through mid-afternoon on Sunday.
    The festival opens to the public at 10 a.m., when Civil War camps open in Sonnemann Park and the Sons of the American Revolution present a program on the history of the U.S. flag.