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  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 16

    ✔ The Methodist Men at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia will hold its annual pancake and sausage supper from 4-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at the church, 127 S. Fourth St. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and under. Proceeds will be used for Methodist Men projects, including coats and shoes for school children at Christmastime.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Fire at Pizza Hut
  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 9

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library in Vandalia.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at the Legion Home. The executive board meets at 5:30 p.m., and the regular meeting is at 6 p.m.

  • Share for Thrill Hill bridge OK'd

    The Vandalia City Council on Monday made official its commitment to replacing the bridge on a much-used road just north of the city.

  • No gaming limit law being drafted

    When asked about the progress on an ordinance limiting the number of gaming facilities in Vandalia, he was told that such an ordinance is not needed.
    Ward I Jerry Swarm asked about the progress about such an ordinance at Monday’s city council meeting, and Mayor Rick Gottman and Ryan Connor of the city’s legal counsel told him that one is not being drafted.

  • Shobonier Trailer Fire
  • David Marty dies Saturday

    The Ramsey man who served as the Fayette County treasurer for close to three decades died on Saturday.

  • VCC escapee being sent to DHS facility

    A Chicago man who escaped from Vandalia Correctional Center in 2014 was short-lived was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a stipulated bench trial on Monday afternoon.

  • Frakes found guilty of child pornography

    A Fayette County jury took little time in returning three guilty verdicts for a Vandalia man charged with possession of child pornography.

  • Dealing with intake, water plant

    Though it will likely be some time before they can proceed with either project, Vandalia officials will start doing some preliminary work on its Kaskaskia River intake and water plant.
    At last week’s city council meeting, Rodney Potts of John Crawford & Associates presented aldermen with both engineering and construction estimates for both the river intake and water plant.
    The river intake has been essentially unusable since its installation in 2005, and city officials were alerted more than four years ago of major issues with the water plant structure.