Local News

  • Thrill Hill Bridge Project Progressing
  • Council backs TIF requests

    Prior to Monday’s Vandalia City Council meeting, aldermen voted to recommend approval of two Tax Increment Financing grants, one for the full amount requested and one for half of that being requested.
    Members of the council, who will cast formal votes on those applications at their Jan. 16 meeting, agreed to recommend a TIF grant of $54,581.12 to Mark and Andrea Meadows for improvements to their ProWire home.

  • Council lowers price on old ladder truck

    During a brief meeting on Monday night, the Vandalia City Council agreed to lower the price on the ladder truck formerly used by the city’s volunteer fire department.
    The price on that ladder truck, which was purchased in 1995 and used from 1996 until being replaced in 2013, was initially $90,000, and Gottman suggested lowering the price to $75,000.

  • New memory care facility opening soon

    Completion is drawing near for a new memory care facility located at 1124 Sunset Drive in Vandalia.
    Willowbrook Development of Teutopolis began construction in July on this 12-unit memory care house.

  • VCHS band alumni sought for performance on Feb. 3

    Vandalia Community High School graduates are being invited to join the VCHS Pep Band for a performance at the high school boys basketball game on Alumni & Friends Night, which is Saturday, Feb. 3.
    VCHS band director Amanda Moloney is extending the invitation, which is open to all current band members and students at the junior high and high school, as well as VCHS graduates.

  • Calendar

    Friday, January 5

    ✔ Bingo resumes at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Monday, January 8

    ✔ The Vandalia Lions Club meets at Ponderosa Steakhouse. The executive board meets at 5:30 p.m., the meal is at 6 p.m. and the regular club meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, January 9

  • A crowning achievement

    For Brandy Protz, a dream became reality when she was crowned the 36th Miss Indiana State University.

  • Recycling, distillery, mural make headlines in 2017

    With a new year just around the corner, it’s time to look back on 2017.

  • Calendar

    Friday, December 29

    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will not hold bingo on Dec. 22 and 29.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Sunday, December 31

    ✔ A New Year's Eve dance will be held from 8 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. at the Patoka Civic Center. "Gold Nuggets Band" will perform, and a potluck will be held, with ham provided. Admission is $10. Party favors will be provided.
    Monday, January 1


  • Council approves three TIF pacts

    The Vandalia City Council on Tuesday approved Tax Increment Financing assistance for three local projects.
    The council voted to give Tina Kingery up to $6,029.50, half of the estimated cost for improvements to her business, Country Folk, at 110 S. Third St.
    It also approved TIF assistance to two parties for improvements to the property at 1051 W. Veterans Ave.