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Today's News

  • That Old House

    Only two years have passed since Amy and Michael Schulze bought and renovated a home on Riverview Drive in Vandalia. So, needless to say, the couple wasn’t house shopping.

  • Headed Back to State

    Kendrick Woolsey celebrates his win on Tuesday that clinched another trip to the dual team state finals for the Vandalia Vandals wrestling team.

    Coverage of the sectional win is in the Sports section of today's issue.

  • Mike Radliff picked as next FNB president

    The First National Bank announced on Monday that Michael R. Radliff has been selected as its next president and chief executive officer.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Maurice A. Crouch III, 59, Salisbury, Md., was arrested on Feb. 23, on a charge of driving while his license was suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • A 14-year-old turned himself in on Feb. 23 on a petition to revoke his probation. The youth was taken to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center.
    • Nevin S. Scott, 24, Cumberland Road, St. Elmo, was arrested on Feb. 22 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 26

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2-6 p.m. at St. Peter Village Hall in St. Peter.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Brownstown VFW dinner postponed till March 14

    Due to weather conditions, Brownstown VFW Post 9770 has postponed its chili and soup dinner until March 14.

  • Womack, Bradley win in first round at state
  • Five Wrestlers Make it to State

    Five Vandalia wrestlers advanced to the state tournament this weekend, and a sixth had his attempt thwarted by a freak injury.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 19

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ 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.

    Monday, Feb. 23

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Shane L. Sefton, 19, 1578 E. 2300 Ave., Brownstown, was arrested on Feb. 16 on a charge of criminal damage to • property. Bond was $1,500.
    • Melinda S. Denning, 52, 1223 N. 1175, Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 16 for failure to appear in court on a small claims matter. Bond was $125 cash.
    • Joseph D. Cross Jr., 34, 711 W. Washington St., Farina, was arrested on Feb. 15 on a Clay County warrant on a charge of possession of less than 15 grams of a methamphetamine precursor. Bond was $30,000, and he was extradited to Clay County.