Today's News

  • Lee the last link to Vandalia's infancy

    When Benjamin Franklin Lee took his last breath on Dec. 22, 1916, the last living link that connected the infancy of Vandalia to the present matured city was broken.

  • Memories page keeps our town's history alive

    It’s yet another way of preserving our community’s history, although that’s not its main purpose. It was created to be a forum through which memories of our community can be shared.
    Almost five years after Kathy Schultz started the Vandalia Memories page on Facebook, that page has about 1,700 members, with many of those members sharing old photos that look back over the years.
    On that Facebook page, members can recall their childhoods … and who doesn’t enjoy that?

  • Morrison speaks at last week's Lenten Luncheon

    Approximately 90-100 people gathered at Unity Baptist Church last Wednesday for the fourth Lenten Luncheon.  

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Wade E. Brewer, 26, 316 N. Ash St., St. Elmo, was arrested on March 16 on a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Bond was $25,000.
    • Estrella Ramos, 27, Springfield, was arrested on March 16 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.
    • Ronnie W. Spence, 24, 61664 N. 2050 St., St. Elmo, was arrested on March 15 on a warrant for a charge of escape. Bond was $250,000.

  • Twenty-seven students inducted into NHS at VCHS

    Two-Year Members

  • FFA Week

    Four members of the Vandalia chapter of FFA drove their tractors to school on Friday of FFA Week – Cody Woolsey, Matt Lidy, Colton Evans and Bruce Dickinson.

  • Emerick awarded $2,500 for FFA chapter

    A local farming family recently won $2,500 for the Vandalia FFA chapter.

  • Sectional Champions

    The South Central High School scholar bowl team won regional and sectional competitions to advance to the 32nd annual Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl on March 7 at Bloomington High School.

  • Applications now being accepted for Head Start

    C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program is a federally-funded program that provides comprehensive classroom and home-based educational services to pregnant women and children ages 0-5 including those with significant or multiple special needs.
    The C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program is located at 1902 Progress West Ave. in Vandalia. Preschool center-based classes are provided in either the morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday.

  • Dennis Wollin eligible for state Geography Bee

    Dennis Wollin of St. Peter’s Lutheran School has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Illinois State Geography Bee.
    The National Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The State competition will be held at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn on Friday, March 27.
    This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 27th year.