Today's News

  • Ray Radliff dies Thursday; services on Tuesday

    Lawrence Ray Radliff, 77, of Vandalia passed away at 9:31 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at home. 

  • Carson's Lemonade Raid is Saturday
  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    OK, here is the scoop. Evergreen Outreach had the best party in town. At Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care, we ate, clapped hands, sang, danced and created very slightly mischievous good times. We are OK, as long as that angel peeking around the corner (Pastor James Fackler) keeps his eye on us.

  • School Registration

    ST. ELMO
    • Registration days for St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School are Aug. 6-7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Seventh-grade orientation for all seventh-grade students and parents in the Jr/Sr High cafeteria-Aug. 17, 6 p.m.
    All students, including those new to the district and district students who attend classes in Vandalia, should register Aug. 6 or 7. Junior-senior high students enrolled in physical education classes are required to wear P.E. Uniforms. Uniforms can be purchased at registration for $12.

  • BHS Reunion is This Weekend

    The Brownstown High School class of 1955 will hold its 60-year runion this Saturday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge, in conjunction with the Brownstown Alumni Reunion.

    The meet and greet begins at 4 p.m. Those planning to attend, as pictured at an earlier reunion, include Yvonne Patterson Watkins of Peoria, Ariz.; Virginia Hancock Davis of Washington, Mo.; and Ivalee "Ivy" Stine Herrin of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ft. Worth, Texas.

  • Broken Chains Band spreads the word

    “Sing unto the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints.”
    Psalm 149:1

  • Following in Edsel's tracks

    A little more than 100 years ago, Henry Ford’s son stopped over in Vandalia as he and some of his friends were on one of this country’s earliest road trips. On Sunday, a crew stopped here as they re-create that trip.

  • City plan has many projects

    The Vandalia City Council approved on Monday a spending plan for the coming year that includes a number of capital improvement projects that have been postponed for several years.
    Not among those projects is the replacement of a bridge on Thrill Hill Road between U.S. Route 51 and Zent Drive.
    The appropriations ordinance for the new fiscal year has expenditures estimated at $9,154,165 and revenues at $9,037,639.
    The $116,526 deficit is due in large part to a deficit of $255,518 in the capital improvement fund.

  • Report on misconduct claim released

    The investigation that resulted in the former chairman of the Fayette County Board being cleared of official misconduct allegations included interviews of about 20 people.
    The investigation into County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder’s claim of being intimidated by Steve Knebel included interviews with most of the county board members and several county officers.
    Conder claimed that Knebel threatened to cut her office’s budget if she did not hire an individual he was recommending for a position in her office.

  • Reunion

    The 77th annual Elam family reunion will be held at noon on Aug. 2 at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck dinner will be held at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and their own table service.