Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Darcey D. DePaolo, 20, 1217 S. Elm St., Vandalia, was arrested on Aug. 16 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of more than 30 grams of cannabis and possession of methamphetamine. She was being held awaiting the setting of bond.
    • Melinda M. Davis, 28, RR 2, Ramsey, was arrested on Aug. 16 on a charge of use, sale or delivery of an intoxicating compound. Bond was $1,500.
    • Tamara L. Campbell, 23, 2396 US 51, Ramsey, was arrested on Aug. 15 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.

  • Earnest wins Rochester Open, first professional championship


  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 18

    ✔ 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.

    Friday, August 19

    ✔ Bingo will be held at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 Home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

  • Celebrating 40 years
  • Cancer fund meeting this Thursday

    The Fayette County Cancer Fund is holding a meeting at 7 p.m. this Thursday in the Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care conference room.
    The meeting is open to the public, and all interested individuals are invited to attend.
    At the meeting, fund volunteers will be discussing various arrangements for Celebration in the Park, set for Sept. 24, as well as setting a date for the fund's survivor dinner.
    Fund officers and volunteers want all residents of Fayette County to have their voice and opinions heard.

  • Birth

    Ariella Hazel-Ruth Sachan
    Nathan and Tanya Sachan of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:32 p.m. on May 28, 2016.

    Ariella Hazel-Ruth weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She has four siblings: Issac, Alexander, Kurstiana and Nevaeh.
    Maternal grandparents are David Murray and Vickie Staley, and paternal grandparents are Charles Sachan, and Jan and Tom Goolsby.


  • VCHS Class of 1976
  • VCHS Class of 1976
  • LaGrove HS class of '65 holds reunion

    The Farina LaGrove High School graduating class of 1956 held its 60-year reunion recently, beginning  with a champagne toast at the home of Leon and Judy Torbeck.

  • Museum's new Season of Events schedule announced

    The Fayette County Museum has announced the 2016-17 Season of Events in Wesley Hall at First United Melodist Church, located at Madison and Fourth streets in Vandalia.
    At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, Stan Seevers of Argenta will present a very popular program, “Stan’s What’s It’s.”
    Severs will bring a variety of tools from his extensive collection of tools used in farms and homes in the past. After those present pass around the tools and try to identify each, Seevers will announce what each was used for.