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  • Playoff tickets available at VCHS office

    Advance tickets for the Vandalia-Greenville playoff game on Saturday will be available in the offices of both Vandalia Community High School and Greenville High School.
    Game tickets are set by the Illinois High School Association at $5, according to Greenville High School Principal Wendy Porter.
    Porter said that GHS is encouraging Vandalia fans to park in the lot at the elementary school and enter Don Stout Field at the south gate, which is on the visiting team side of the field.
    The game is set for 1 p.m.

  • Winners in Lions' Halloween Parade

    The winners from the Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade last Thursday evening are as follows:
    Bands
    Class A 1) Teutopolis 2) Bond County 3) Altamont. Class B 1) Ramsey 2) Greenville JH 3) St. Elmo. Best color guard-Teutopolis Best drum major-Teutopolis
    Walking Groups

  • Evans Library again holding Food for Fines

    Evans Public Library is sponsoring its annual Food for Fines program.
    Food for Fines allows people who have library fines to reduce them by donating non-perishable food items that are then given to the local food bank.
    In these tough economic times, there is an even greater need for services like the Fayette County Food Pantry, which will receive the food collected from Food for Fines.
    The Fayette County Food Pantry, managed by C.E.F.S., is located at 517 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia and distributes the food to people in need.

  • Calendar

    Friday, Nov. 3

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Teen Advisory Board will meet at the library at 4 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the board should contact Shawna Sprague at the library.

  • Governor touts importance of tourism

    Governor Bruce Rauner recently emphasized the role tourism plays in the economic health of Illinois communities at the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau annual meeting and awards luncheon. This year’s theme was “The Power of Tourism.”
    “As the third-largest employer in Illinois, the tourism industry is vital for the state’s economy and has created 20,000 new jobs over the past two years,” Rauner said.

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  • Merkley pleads, sentenced second time in 2012 case

    A Brownstown man who was sentenced to 10 years in prison five years ago for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, then had his case sent back to Fayette County, last week agreed to a seven-year sentence.

  • SWCD receives grant for cost-sharing funds

    The Fayette County Soil & Water Conservation District has received $22,500 to use for cost-sharing on the installation of conservation practices in Fayette County.
    The money comes from a grant from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
    Practices that qualify for cost share include: grass waterways, grade stabilization structures, terraces, water and sediment control structures, diversions, no-till, strip-till, pasture and hayland establishment, and well sealing.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, October 26

    ✔ The Fayette County Health Department is holding a flu clinic from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at St. Elmo City Hall. Medicare, state workers and some insurance will be accepted at all clinics; Medicaid only at the health department. Private pay is $40, and high-dose shots are $75.
    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. Members should plan to pay dues at this meeting. All retired teachers are invited to attend. For more information, contact Diane Curll at 283-0492.