Local News

  • Cleanup Week is April 18-22

    Vandalia residents who are customers of Doty Sanitation will have the opportunity to get rid of unwanted items during the city’s annual Cleanup Week, April 18-22.
    The unwanted items are to be placed alongside regular trash on residents’ normal trash pickup days.
    The city asks residents to pile items on the curbside in a manner that they would wish to pick it up themselves. Any lumber should be cut into reasonable lengths, stacked and, if possible, bundled into reasonable weights.  

  • Fitness evaluation OK'd for Hammer

    A Vandalia woman who has been charged with causing serious injury to her infant child will be evaluated to determine whether she is fit to stand trial.

  • Ramsey Community Sale
  • New city ward map discussed

    In Vandalia’s 2013 municipal election, Jerry Swarm received 130 votes in winning a Ward I aldermanic seat. In that same election, Andy Lester won a Ward IV seat with 436 votes.
    In the 2015 election, Ken Hubler received only 22 votes, seven more than his opponent, to win a Ward I seat. In Ward IV, B. John Clark received three times more votes than Hubler.
    The vote totals from those recent elections show the disparity in the size of Vandalia’s four wards, something that Vandalia officials agreed to do something about at the end of last year.

  • Mayors for Meals
  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 31

    ✔ 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, April 1

    ✔ Brookstone Estates, 1607 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia, will hold a pinochle tournament at 1:30 p.m. The tournament is open to the public, and the entry fee is $5. For more information, call 283-9825.

  • Prosecution halted in Maness meth case

    A Ramsey man who is charged with two methamphetamine offenses saw those charges dropped on Tuesday morning, but not in the manner in which he was requesting.

  • Enbridge gives to two local projects

    A company that provided a significant boost to the Fayette County economy last year returned to Vandalia last week to present a couple of gifts.

  • Shell Game
  • Water plant discussions continue

    At an hour-long meeting last week, Vandalia officials continued to discuss its need for updated water treatment facilities.
    And they will continue to look at its two options – a major upgrade to the facilities in the 200 block of East Jackson Street or the construction of new facilities.
    And while Rodney Potts of John H. Crawford and Associates, the city’s consulting engineers, said initially that a new water plant would cost about $21 million and renovations to the existing plant about $16 million, both options could end up being roughly the same.