Local News

  • News Briefs

    Tools for School distribution Aug. 10-13

    Tools for School, a program that provides free school supplies to Fayette County in-need students, pre-kindergarten through junior college, will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia on the following dates:
    • Wednesday, Aug. 10 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thursday, Aug. 11 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 12 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 13 – 9 a.m.-noon.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 21

    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library.
    ✔ First National Bank in Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville will hold a come-and-go retirement party for Ernie Chappel at the FNB Financial Center, 311 Banker Blvd. Appetizers will be served.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Kaskaskia College to Hold Special Community Meeting on LPN Program in Vandalia

    Kaskaskia College has scheduled a special community meeting for Wednesday, July 20, for the purpose of discussing the discontinuation of the Licensed Practical Nursing courses at the college’s Vandalia Campus.  The meeting will be held at the Vandalia Campus starting at 6:00 p.m. with KC President Dr. Penny Quinn, Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Dr. Dee Boswell, as well as other KC administrative personnel on hand to discuss the information regarding this recommended action, as well as, gather input and answer any questions from the public. 

  • New Gift Shop at FCH
  • Donation for Fireworks
  • Beautification Committee At Work
  • 2016 Fayette County Royalty
  • City to use reserves to offset budget deficits

    The city of Vandalia will be spending more than it takes in during this fiscal year, using some of its cash reserves to offset deficits in two funds.
    The money spent in one of those funds, capital improvement, will include an expenditure to begin working on the replacement of a bridge just outside of town that was deemed unsafe more than two years ago.

  • Two arrested in Saturday raid

    Fayette County’s sheriff called on a regional tactical unit to conduct the raid of a Hagarstown residence early Saturday morning that resulted in the arrest of two individuals on felony charges.

  • Still watching spending

    Prior to the auditor telling Fayette County Board members that the county’s current assets declined again during the last fiscal year, the board chairman continued urging department heads to watch spending.
    Rod Croxford of the CPA firm Franklin and Vaughn told board members that the county’s current assets declined by about $580,000 last year.
    “That’s not good,” Croxford said. However, he added, the drop in the previous year was about $730,000, “so you stopped the bleeding somewhat.”