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Public Record

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Donald R. Vanhoose, 21, RR 1, Mulberry Grove, was arrested on Feb. 28 on a charge of theft of $500 and under. Bond was $20,000.
    • Bryer N. Wemple, 23, 1313 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 28 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, concealing a fugitive and possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond information was listed.
    • Jeffrey A. Steinkamp, 24, 1313 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 28 for failure to appear in court on a charge of retail theft. Bond was $10,000.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jevon D. Gaston, 24, Belleville, was arrested on Feb. 20 for failure to appear in Montgomery County court on a charge of operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Bond was $5,100.
    • Melissa P. Workman, 49, 927 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 19 on a charge of battery. Bond was $1,000.
    • Brandon V. Oertel, 18, 314 N. Kennedy Blvd., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 19 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. No bond information was listed.

  • School Menus

    VANDALIA
    Breakfast
    Monday, Feb. 20 – No school.
    Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Cereal, toast juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Sausage gravy/biscuit, juice and milk.
    Thursday, Feb. 23 – Cinnamon bun, cereal, fruit and milk.
    Friday, Feb. 23 – Belgian waffle stix, juice and milk.
    Lunch
    Grades K-8
    Monday, Feb. 20 – No school.
    Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Chicken fillet strips, mashed potatoes, green beans, cherry pastry bread and milk. (J.H.) Meat loaf.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Cameron M. Keppler, 19, 1403 W. Madison St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 13 for failure to appear in Jackson County court on an ordinance violation. Bond was $3,000.
    • Amie J. Shewmake, 29, RR 1, St. Peter, was arrested on Feb. 13 for failure to appear in Effingham County court on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $3,500.
    • Eathan P. Anderson, 22, Lafayette, Ind., was arrested on Feb. 11 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses have been issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri Braun:
    Charles Timothy Henna
    Vandalia
    Barbara Jeanne Yount
    Vandalia
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    Allen Frederick Magnus
    St. Peter
    Delores Sue Devore
    Centralia
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    Dalton Eugene Hanna
    Vandalia
    Heather Elizabeth Russell
    Vandalia
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    Lowell Wayne Chatham
    Ramsey
    Barbara Lea Logsdon
    Ramsey
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    Terry Scott Kimberlin

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Christopher L. Gordon, 23, Shelbyville, was arrested on Feb. 7 on a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse (two counts). Bond was $75,000.
    • Gregory L. Carroll, 23, Oak Grove Trailer Park, Lot 17, Brownstown, was arrested on Feb. 7 on a charge of obstructing justice. He was released at the order of the state’s attorney’s office.
    • Curtis D. Schwarm, 36, 416 Agnes St., Brownstown, was arrested on Feb. 6 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,000.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Michael E. Wehrle, 58, 2407 Whitler Lane, Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 31 on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon. Bond was $1,000.
    • A 15-year-old youth was arrested on Jan. 29 on a charge of aggravated battery. The youth was transferred to another county.
    • A 15-year-old youth was arrested on Jan. 28 on a charge of battery. No further information was given.
    • Mikel R. Jahraus, 61, RR 1, Farina, was arrested on Jan. 27 on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon. Bond was $1,000.

  • Marriage Dissolutions

    The following dissolutions of marriage were filed in the office of Fayette County Circuit Clerk Mary Sue Ruot:
    December
    Bryan E. Manley, Taylorville
    Maurica A. Manley, Ramsey

    James D. Smock, Vandalia
    Beverly J. Smock, Vandalia

    Keith R. Perkins, Vandalia
    Latoyia T. McSwine, Bensenville

    H’Aron D. Denton, Vandalia
    Candace G. Denton, Vandalia

    Vernon L. Hall, Vandalia
    Melissa D. Hall, Pana

    Bryan D. Lange, Alma

  • State still behind on payments to schools

    The Vandalia Board of Education, in an abbreviated meeting on Tuesday, heard that the state continues to lag several months behind in its payments to school districts.
    Superintendent Rich Well said that the state owes the district $526,652 for transportation and special education, $25,000 for the Pre-K program that was started again this year on a small scale, and $250,000 for the Title I and Title II programs.
    Additionally, about $600,000 is owed to the Okaw Area Vocational Center.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Shawn L. Stolley, 28, Decatur, was arrested on Jan. 17 for failure to appear in court on a charge of illegal transportation of alcohol. Bond was $3,000.
    • Paul L. VanUytven, 57, RR 1, Ramsey, was arrested on Jan. 16 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal transportation of alcohol. Bond was $3,000.
    • Delta D. Bunyard, 39, 330 S. Sixth St., Apt. 6, Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 16 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,000.