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  • Park board OKs ordinance for swimming pool bonds

    The Vandalia Park Board of Commissioners last Tuesday took another step toward funding the major rehabilitation of its community swimming pool.
    At a special meeting, commissioners approved an ordinance for alternate bonds, which would generate $390,000 toward the pool project, estimated to cost about $1.275 million.
    They planned to meet again this week to approve another ordinance, one for general obligation bonds that would generate another $353,000.

  • Mitchell sentenced to prison

    Adrian Mitchell, 24, of St. Elmo, was sentenced to prison on Monday after admitting that she had violated her probation.
    Mitchell, who was originally convicted on a charge of theft, a Class 2 felony punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
    The office of Fayette County State's Attorney Joshua Morrison filed a motion to revoke her probation.
    Judge M. Don Sheafor Jr. sentenced Mitchell to 40 months with the Illinois Department of Corrections.

  • Bethel Baptist announces Easter services

    Bethel Baptist Church, located northwest of Vandalia on Ill. Route 185, has announced its schedule for Easter services:
    • Thursday, April 2 – Maundy Thursday services. Worship will be centered on "The Seven Last Words of Christ."
    • Easter Sunday – 7 a.m., sunrise services; 7:30 a.m., Easter breakfast; 9 a.m., Sunday School; and 10:15 a.m., Bethel choir Easter cantata – "Run to the Cross."
    The public is invited to participate in the church's services.

     

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 26

    ✔ The 26th annual Antique Tractor Show at Village Square Mall in Effingham will be held through Sunday. It is sponsored by the Triple A Allis-Chalmers Club Inc. For more information, call 238-4775 or 483-6241.
    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.

  • Final 'Season of Entertainment' Performance
  • Brownstown VFW Post 9770 shows off its new home

    Members of Brownstown VFW Post 9770 showed off their new home to area residents during an open house and chili/soup supper on Saturday, March 14.

  • New Post 9770 Home

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman and Brownstown Village President Ginny Wilbur, center, do the honors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Saturday at the new home of Brownstown VFW Post 9770.

    More about the new VFW building will appear in next week's issue.

  • Barbara Fairchild Performs in Vandalia
  • Sunday death believed to be a suicide

    The death of a Vandalia man who was hit by a train on Sunday afternoon is believed to be a suicide.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 19

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ 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, March 20