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  • VCHS students offered special training

    Students at Vandalia Community High School are being offered a class on first aid of a different kind.
    The Fayette Teen Issues Coalition is making available to VCHS students Youth Mental Health First Aid training on the mornings of Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 18-19.

  • Burglaries at lake investigated

    Local law enforcement authorities are asking for the public’s help in solving a rash of burglaries on the north side of Vandalia Lake.
    Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith said that as of Tuesday morning, his department had received 14 reports of break-ins at Vandalia Lake lots.
    Numerous items were taken during the burglaries, with the televisions being the most common, according to Smith.
    Anyone having information about the break-ins is asked to either contact the sheriff’s office, 283-2141, or call the Crimestoppers number, 283-1986.

  • Calendar of Events

    Thursday, October 6

    ✔ 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.

    Friday, October 7

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Teen Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. Teens interested in joining the board should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.

  • Three arrested on meth charges

    Three individuals were arrested on methaphetamine charges on Friday as a result of an ongoing investigation.

  • Election 2017

    While most of us are focusing on the general election this November, some individuals are already looking ahead to next spring, when a consolidated election is held for municipalities, school boards and park districts.

  • Growing crops ... & young minds

    “I’ve had 35-year-old people who have lived in this community all of their life ask me why farmers are blowing all of the corn out the back of the combine.”

  • Calendar of Events

    Thursday, September 29

    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers Association meets at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers in Fayette County are invited to attend. For more information, contact Diane Curll at 283-0492.
    ✔ Evans Public Library’s Homeschool Group will meet from 1-2 p.m. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.

  • 'Party in the Park'
  • New route for VCHS homecoming parade

    The route for this year’s Vandalia Community High School homecoming parade is radically different, with several factors contributing to the change.

  • National Road Kiosk Dedication