Local News

  • Candidates' Forum set for Feb. 27

    A candidates’ forum featuring Fayette County’s sheriff and county clerk candidates will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27.
    Invited to participate in the forum, to be held at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater at Vandalia Elementary School, are the four candidates for sheriff and the three candidates for county clerk.
    Sponsored by The Leader-Union, WPMB/WKRV and the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce, the event will include statements from the candidates about their qualifications as well as questions posed by forum moderator Todd Stapleton.

  • Monday fire damages home

    Fire caused significant damage to a Vandalia home on Monday afternoon.

  • More specifics on Fulk's charge

    As requested by the attorney for Mark Fulk, prosecutors in the solicitation of murder for hire case have provided more specifics on the charge filed against him.

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  • Mabrys file answer in response to city suit

    The couple operating a restaurant on Lake Vandalia filed a document on Monday in which they continue to fight the city’s claim that the business is being operated illegally.
    David Cates, the attorney for Steve and Latisha Mabry, filed an answer addressing the city’s claims that the Mabry’s property bears a legal residential zoning designation.

  • Lincoln's Birthday events on Friday, Saturday

    The birthplace of Abraham Lincoln’s political career will again celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday with two weekend events.

  • Council OKs preliminary work for Sunset upgrades

    Action taken by the Vandalia City Council will help to ensure that the city is ready to make improvements to a significant thoroughfare if state funds become available.

  • Mother charged in death of St. Elmo infant

    The mother of a St. Elmo infant who died two weeks ago has been charged with a felony offense.
    The office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison charged Heaven N. Davis, 24, last Friday with endangering the life or health of a child, and she was arrested later that day.
    Bond for Davis, who was scheduled to make a first appearance in court on Wednesday, has been set at $100,000. Local attorney Jeff DeLong has been appointed to represent her.

  • No details yet on shooting

    Local authorities are not yet releasing any details on an incident in Vandalia on Monday afternoon that left one juvenile hospitalized with a gunshot wound and a second juvenile in custody.
    Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison said on Wednesday morning that he could not give any details or comment on the incident, as he has not yet received all reports from law enforcement officers handling the incident.
    Vandalia and Fayette County officers responded to a Vandalia residence late Monday afternoon for a report of a juvenile sustaining a gunshot wound.

  • Down to the Last of It

    This photo shows how much salt the city of Vandalia has available for winter storms. The city is awaiting a shipment that was ordered at the middle of last month.