Today's News

  • BHS Prom
  • VCHS Prom Candidates
  • Vandals break pair of records at Comet Relays


  • Ladies' Tea at First Presbyterian

    First Presbyterian Church, located at 1221 W. Fillmore St. in Vandalia, is hosting a Ladies' Tea at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday.
    The women of the church are inviting community women, including mothers and daughters, to this event.
    A light lunch will be served, and the tea will include guest speakers.

  • Winning with Christ

    It’s a new season for baseball fans. This past week, the Cubs played the Cardinals. At this writing, the Cubs won the first game and are ahead in the second. Cubs fans are sure it is there year to win the pennant. Cards fans say it’s a long season – beat us early in the season, yet we will win in October.

  • National Week of Prayer observance begins Sunday

    This year’s National Week of Prayer observance in Vandalia begins on Sunday evening and continues through next Thursday.
    The schedule is as follows:
    • Sunday – Worship and prayer service at Northside Christian Church, 6 p.m.
    • Monday – City of Vandalia prayer services at Vandalia Chamber of Commerce Tourism Center, 7:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday – School prayer service in Vandalia Community High School gym, 7:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday – Fayette County prayer service at Fayette County Courthouse, 7:30 a.m.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Levi C. McWhorter, 20, 123 N. Eighth St., Vandalia, was arrested on April 26 on a charge of theft more than $300. He was being held awaiting the setting of bond.
    • Marjorie G. Lara, 43, Alma, was arrested on April 26 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $8,000.
    • Jasmine J. Crawford, 20, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested on April 26 on charges of speeding, following too closely, driving without a valid license, no valid registration, improper use of registration and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Bond was $1,500.

  • KC Vandalia holding iPhone class

    The Kaskaskia College Department of Industrial and Continuing Education will offer a “Learn to Use Your Apple iPhone” class through the Vandalia Campus on Wednesday, May 4, from 5-7:30 p.m.
    The registration number for the class is COED 8061 VA01E.
    This workshop will help students become more familiar with their Apple iPhones. They will learn to add applications and send text messages, emails and pictures.

  • Brownstown SCC Carnival
  • Frogtown News

    Casey and Ashley Feller of St. Elmo are the parents of a son, Vanden Dean Feller, born on April 15, 2016.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Vanden is welcomed home by a sister, Nora.
    Ryan and Katie (Crain) Schmollinger of Oceanside, Calif., are the parents of a daughter, Nora Viola, born on April 22, 2016.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Lori and Jed Goeckner, Kevin and Dawn Crain, Stephanie and Chris Craig, and Jason Schmollinger.