Today's News

  • Vandals finish second shootout 3-4


  • Vandalia shootout season underway


  • Court gives city downtown land

    About 10 months after it paid more than $250,000 for the demolition of three buildings at a major downtown intersection, the city of Vandalia is the legal owner of the land at that location.
    Mayor Rick Gottman announced at Monday’s city council meeting that a court order issued last month awarded the city the property at the northwest corner of Fifth and Gallatin streets.

  • Beautification committee meets Thursday

    The members of a city beautification committee formed late last year is holding a meeting this Thursday evening in an attempt to get civic organizations and more city residents involved in their work.
    And on Monday, Mayor Rick Gottman announced that the funds for the project have been doubled.
    The beautification committee recently sent a letter inviting civic organizations to send representatives to a meeting at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday at city hall.

  • Pool grand opening is this Saturday

    Vandalia Swimming Pool Manager Lisa Robbins and her staff remember those in the community who supported their fundraisers in recent years.
    And now that the pool rehabilitation is completed, the pool staff wants those supporters to enjoy the finished product free of charge this Saturday.
    Robbins announced late last week that a grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday, with local residents allowed to swim free from 1-9 p.m.

  • Looking at the library

    Vandalia residents who love to read but are physically unable to visit Evans Public Library can continue to use that facility’s resources.

  • City, chamber help Medline celebrate

    A company that had for about 15 years purchased items made at a Vandalia industry last week celebrated its one-year anniversary as the owner of that facility.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Amy M. Rabbitt, 32, Montezuma, Ind., was arrested on June 7 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • John T. Etchison, 43, Montezuma, Ind., was arrested on June 6 on charges of possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,500.
    • Gary W. Bequette Jr., 34, Mt. Vernon, was arrested on June 6 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol and driving with an expired license. Bond was $3,000.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Lee Allen Logue
    Jessie Erron Simmons
    Cody James Robbins
    Tessa Dale Davison
    Talon Dakota Botten
    Felicia Kay Hill

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 9

    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m.
    ✔ The city of Vandalia's newly formed Beautification Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. Individuals and organizations in the community interested in participating in community-wide beautification projects are encouraged to attend.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary will meet at the Legion Home. The executive board meets at 5:30 p.m., committee meetings are at 6:30 p.m. and the regular auxiliary meeting is at 7 p.m.