Today's News

  • Council backs TIF requests

    Prior to Monday’s Vandalia City Council meeting, aldermen voted to recommend approval of two Tax Increment Financing grants, one for the full amount requested and one for half of that being requested.
    Members of the council, who will cast formal votes on those applications at their Jan. 16 meeting, agreed to recommend a TIF grant of $54,581.12 to Mark and Andrea Meadows for improvements to their ProWire home.

  • Council lowers price on old ladder truck

    During a brief meeting on Monday night, the Vandalia City Council agreed to lower the price on the ladder truck formerly used by the city’s volunteer fire department.
    The price on that ladder truck, which was purchased in 1995 and used from 1996 until being replaced in 2013, was initially $90,000, and Gottman suggested lowering the price to $75,000.

  • Law Group adds two shareholder attorneys

    Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group, Ltd. has announced that Ariana E. Calderaro and Joel A. Slater are joining the firm as shareholders.
    Calderaro attended Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., where she graduated summa cum laude in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
    She continued her education at Webster University and graduated with a master’s in legal studies in 2011, then attended the Southern Illinois University School of Law, graduating in 2014 with her juris doctorate degree.

  • Hosick Employee Honored
  • New memory care facility opening soon

    Completion is drawing near for a new memory care facility located at 1124 Sunset Drive in Vandalia.
    Willowbrook Development of Teutopolis began construction in July on this 12-unit memory care house.

  • VCHS band alumni sought for performance on Feb. 3

    Vandalia Community High School graduates are being invited to join the VCHS Pep Band for a performance at the high school boys basketball game on Alumni & Friends Night, which is Saturday, Feb. 3.
    VCHS band director Amanda Moloney is extending the invitation, which is open to all current band members and students at the junior high and high school, as well as VCHS graduates.

  • Vandalia Police

    Dec. 31

  • Calendar

    Friday, January 5

    ✔ Bingo resumes at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Monday, January 8

    ✔ The Vandalia Lions Club meets at Ponderosa Steakhouse. The executive board meets at 5:30 p.m., the meal is at 6 p.m. and the regular club meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, January 9

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Clifton L. Smith IV, 40, homeless, was arrested on Jan. 1 on charges of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, armed violence, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a hypodermic needle. No bond information was listed.
    • Scott L. Buckley, 28, Dieterich, was arrested on Jan. 1 on a charge of battery. Bond was $1,500.

  • A crowning achievement

    For Brandy Protz, a dream became reality when she was crowned the 36th Miss Indiana State University.