Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    St. James chili supper, quilt auction

    St. James Lutheran Church at 727 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia will hold its annual chili supper and a vintage quilt auction from 4-7 p.m. this Thursday, prior to the Lions Club Halloween Parade.
    The menu includes chili, hot dog or peanut butter sandwich, dessert and drink. The cost is $6 per person.

    Bethel hosting Trunk or Treat

  • Halloween a time for fun, not vandals

    The Halloween season in Vandalia has been kicked off with the haunted house created by the Vandalia Swimming Pool staff and continues through next week with a variety of activities.
    Halloween is a fun time of year, with everyone dressing up and providing treats for our young ones. But sometimes, there are those who see it as a time to pull what they perceive as tricks, but are really acts of vandalism.
    Something that someone sees as fun is really something that causes expensive damage to another's personal property.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: A woman and her nephew are shown in this week's photo. She is retired and lives in Vandalia, and he works in a local factory and lives in Brownstown.

  • Carroll records his family history

    In 1928, when James Monroe Jernigan Carroll was 96 years old, he sat down and composed a paper he titled, “A Brief History of the Carroll and Elam Families.”
    James Monroe Carroll was the oldest son of Raford and Sarah Jernigan Carroll, and was born on Dec. 20, 1832, as recorded in the family Bible.
    “Raford Carroll was born in North Carolina, Nov. 3, 1808, and came to Tennessee in 1818 and was there married to Sarah Jernigan, March 15, 1829.

  • Vandalia beats Greenville in OT, 27-26, wins share of conference title
  • Residents enjoying the gazebo at FCH, LTC

    Last week’s Fayette Faces focused on the Long Term Care gazebo, which is maintained by Sid File through the organization Families That Care of LTC, which keeps the gazebo in bloom and beauty with donations.

  • Bringing Back History

    First photo – Tom File (left) and Lana Morgan were among the volunteers who turned out on Saturday to begin the process of cleaning grave markers in the Old State Burial Ground, a project started by Dorothy Donley.

    The second photo shows that the cleaning process is making it possible to read old grave markers, some of which were placed in the cemetery close to 200 years ago.

  • City, lake area residents discuss water extensions

    A lengthy discussion on getting potable water to residents of the Vandalia Lake area that started on Monday night will continue next Monday evening.
    At the end of Monday’s city council meeting, after Mayor Rick Gottman called for a special meeting next Monday night for discussion on that issue, a group of lake area residents voiced their opinions to aldermen.
    At next Monday’s meeting, set for 6:30 p.m., city officials will talk with Fayette Water officials about the issue of getting water to lake area residents.

  • State's attorney hopefuls debate

    While all of the candidates for the three Fayette County offices up for election next month touted their qualifications and abilities, those in one of the races also challenged each other’s ability.

  • Calendar of Events

    Thursday, October 20

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Okaw Area Vocational Center in Vandalia.