Today's News

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Area Prep Roundup

    South Central H.S Baseball
     Sept. 3 at Cisne

    SC:     2-0-4-0-0-0-6  12--9--7
    Cisne: 0-0-1-0-3-3-0   7--8--3

    WP: Trent Geiler 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 K
    LP:  Hill 6.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 4 BB, 4 K

    Bret Harmeier: 2-5, 2 RBI
    Trent Geiler: 2-3, double, RBI
    Ryan Matheny: 2-4, double, 3 RBI
    Trevor Markley: 1-2, 2-run HR
    Gavin Ratermann: 1-3, 2 RBI

    Reiter: 3-4, 2 doubles, 6 RBI

  • Vandals bounce back with big win at Carlinville


  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: The young man in this photo, taken in 1943, lived here most of his life and raised five children. He was the Mr. Softee Man.

  • Miller is new pastor at First Pentecostal Church

    “I traveled all over the world to get to Vandalia” were the words spoken by the Rev. Joshua Miller as he shared his story of his journey with the Lord, which led him to First Pentecostal Church in Vandalia.

  • Election '16

    Though the next general election is still 14 months away, the work for candidates in that election begins now.
    Before running in that election, those candidates need to advance through the primary election, which is on March 15. And the filing period for the primary is under way.
    Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder that the period for filing nominating petitions and other election documents for the primary election began on Sept. 1 and runs through Monday, Nov. 30.

  • Sheriff tells Fayette County Board about his aging fleet of vehicles with problems

    Fayette County’s sheriff told members of the county board on Tuesday that he is hoping to work with them on replacing a number of aging vehicles with high mileage in his fleet.

  • The Walls Came Tumbling Down

    The last remaining walls of the three buildings at the southwest corner of Fifth and Gallatin streets in Vandalia that in August were deemed unsafe came tumbling down on Wednesday morning.

  • Habitat house blessing is Saturday

    Fayette County Habitat for Humanity will hold a house blessing this Saturday morning for the home of Adam and Jaci Turner.
    The house, located at 1320 W. St. Clair St. in Vandalia, was built in  partnership with the Turners and numerous Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Lyndsey N. Doehring, 29, 704 N. Fourth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 7 on a charge of retail theft. Bond was $1,500.
    • Bo J. Belcher, 21, 219 N. Kennedy Blvd., Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 6 on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property less than $300. Bond was $1,500.
    • Quinzola D. Knox, 21, 211 N. Kennedy Blvd., Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 6 on a charge of domestic battery. He was being held pending the setting of bond.