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Today's News

  • FCHD offers hospice volunteer training

    The Fayette County Health Department is offering hospice volunteer training on Wednesday, July 12, at the health department office, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia.
    The training will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with lunch being served.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Neil Scott Ogden
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Jalee Deann Berg
    Indianapolis, Ind.
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    Ryan Elliot White
    Shobonier
    Gregory Ray Terry Moreland
    Ramsey
    Alexandrea Nichole Dilley
    Ramsey
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    Ronald Edward Rhodes III
    Ramsey
    Violet Loretta Lamar
    Ramsey
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    Gregory Wayne Gordon
    Beecher City
    Tammy Lynn Douthit

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Maurice D. McKinnis, 24, Markham, was arrested on June 27 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $10,000.
    • Raul Perea, 32, Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested on June 26 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and manufacture/delivery of cannabis. No bond information was listed.
    • Jennifer L. Brown, 32, Newton, was arrested on June 26 on a charge of driving while her license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 29

    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ The Fayette County Health Department Hospice grief support group meets from 6-7 p.m. at the health department,  416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia. For more information, contact hospice coordinator Jami Lockart at 283-7262.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

    Friday, June 30

  • John Sawyer's place in history

    When German traveler Frederick Gustorf visited Illinois in the mid-1830s, he kept a journal that was later published. In the journal, he described the traveling conditions and his impressions of the people he met along the way.
    Many travelers like Gustorf who visited America returned to their home country and wrote travel commentaries. Thousands of people, upon reading their books, were able to choose what place in America they wanted to settle.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1997 – The city of Vandalia was considering rejoining the I-70 Growth Association, several years after dropping its membership.
    Amy and J.D. Vieregge of Vandalia bought the 28th house built by a building trades class at the Okaw Area Vocational Center. The house is located on East Fork Drive.
    Wilbert and Elenora Yagow of St. Elmo were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, and Wilmer and Pauline Yagow of Kinmundy were celebrating their 40th anniversary.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    There is no photo this week.
    Last week's photo: Bobby Joe Carroll.
    No one identified him.
    This week’s Scrambler: slersestsesn nda oitnstendc rea eht seiscetnise fo eorsgprs.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: Prudence is the necessary ingredient in all the virtues, that without which they denegrate into folly and excess.

  • Tour, Grande Levée translate into local dollars

    Anyone in Vandalia who has questioned the value of tourism in the past should have seen that value in the past week.
    First, many residents watched hundreds and hundreds of vehicles, many of them classic cars and trucks, go through town at participants in the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour made their way to Indianapolis, Ind.
    What many didn't see were the stops that those drivers made in town, either to fill up on fuel or grab something to eat, or both.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Pete, The Missouri Dog, Update
    In answer to inquiries by our readers:  A phone call from Missouri was received by the Homestead this week from Pete’s owner and buddy, Bill’s brother, Joe Blackwell.