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Today's News

  • Cade signs for track at McKendree

    For the second time in two weeks, a track athlete has signed a letter of intent to continue at the college level.

  • Local artist paints mural on MG market

    Many know of the many talents of Carol Evaul, and also of her love of Mulberry Grove. An expression of that fondness for the town can now actually be seen … on the wall of Andrew Miller’s community market.

  • Seven years in meth case

    A Brownstown man arrested on multiple methamphetamine charges in January this year has agreed to a prison sentence on one of those charges.

  • School district still waiting for state funds

    The Vandalia School District’s financial picture for the year looks good at this time, given the fact that it has been receiving much of the funds due to them. That will change as the school year progresses, even more dramatically so if it doesn’t receive other monies it is owed.
    “As is tradition with this time of the school year, our fund balances are healthy, based on the fact that we have received all of our (local) property tax monies,” Superintendent of Schools Rich Well told the Vandalia Board of Education last week.

  • City holds on gaming

    Enough is enough.
    In essence, that was the message sent – in two ways – by Vandalia officials on Monday night.
    In a meeting that lasted only about 20 minutes, the Vandalia City Council rejected a proposed increase in the number of city liquor licenses that allow for gaming machines.
    In fact, it rejected the proposal by not even voting on it.

  • Eighth-Graders Recognized
  • Brownstown Kicks Off Holiday Season
  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Carl A. Jennings, 47, 318 E. Third St., St. Elmo, was arrested on Nov. 20 on a charge of disorderly conduct and on an alleged violation of bail bond. He was later arrested on a charge of resisting a peace officer. Bond was $1,500.
    • Derrick G. Herker, 22, 2031 W. Randolph St., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 18 on an alleged violation of an order of protection. He was released at the order of a judge.

  • Calendar of Events

    Thursday, November 24

    THANKSGIVING DAY
    ✔ The 10th annual free Community Thanksgiving Meal provided by Fayette County Habitat for Humanity is being held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the American Legion Home, 321 S. Seventh St., Vandalia. The meal is a community event allowing local residents to celebrate Thanksgiving for others. Reservations are not required.

    Friday, November 25

    ✔ The Leader-Union office will be closed for Thanksgiving.

  • Junior High

    Vandalia Junior High’s eighth-grade boys defeated Hillsboro, 47-27, last Tuesday.
    The Junior Vandals lead 8-6 after one quarter and 20-13 after two quarters. They held at 19-7 edge in the third quarter and 8-7 edge in the fourth to take the win.
    Markus Isaiah led the eighth-graders with 15 points, and Drew Thompson added 10 points. Other scorers –Tarkington 8, Casey 4, Goldsmith 4, Smith 2, Marquardt 2, Sasse 2.

    Vandalia’s eighth-grade girls squad improved to 14-4 on Monday with a 19-14 win over Teutopolis.