Today's News

  • Birthday Open House

    Erma Atwood
    An open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Erma Atwood will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.
    Cards may be sent to her at: 650 W. Taylor St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Benjamin J. Calvert, 25, RR 2, Brownstown, was arrested on June 30 for failure to appear in court on a civil matter. Bond was $250 cash.
    • Timothy E. Butts, 43, 627 W. Main St., Ramsey, was arrested on June 29 for failure to appear in court in a felony case. Bond was $2,500.
    • Jared L. Depoister, 30, Edgewood, was arrested on June 29 for failure to appear in court Fayette County in a misdemeanor case and in Effingham County in a driving under the influence case. Bond was $7,500.

  • Coroner investigating apparent suicide

    Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen is continuing to investigate an apparent suicide early Monday morning.
    Bowen said that at 11:49 p.m. on Sunday, authorities received a report of an individual with a firearm threatening to harm himself at the Carlyle Lake Patoka access area.
    Fayette County sheriff’s deputies and the Illinois State Police responded to the call and located that individual’s vehicle.
    Asked multiple times to exit his vehicle, Bowen said, the individual did not respond. Officers at the scene then heard a single gunshot.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Andrew Keith Schaal
    Rosalia, Kan.
    Amanda Marie Bakevr
    Rosalia, Kan.
    Tyler Joseph Menke
    Felicia Marie Bearley
    Cody Alan Willenborg
    Payton Renee Jones
    Jacob Michael Rush
    Melissa Dawn Evans
    Scott Wayne Brown

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 2

    ✔ 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.

  • Howard family opens diner, meat market

    The Matt and Rhonda Howard family has always been a close-knit, caring family. Whatever the kids – Madison, Maisie and, Brady – have been interested in, the parents have encouraged and supported them, while still giving them the freedom to think and do for themselves.

  • A Day of Family Fun
  • 4th of July in the area

    Area communities will celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and other festivities
    The Vandalia Lions Club is again hosting a three-day carnival at the Vandalia Lake marina campgrounds.
    The carnival is open from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday.
    The Lions Club will provide its annual fireworks display over Vandalia Lake at dusk on Friday night.
    The village of Farina will hold its 60th annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday at the Farina Village Park.

  • Policy includes Chromebook Purchase Program

    Vandalia Community High School students who don’t have devices they can use to participate in the 1-to-1 program can lease Chromebooks or use ones kept at the school.
    The program guidelines for the 1-to-1 program approved by the Vandalia Board of Education include a Chromebook Purchase Program.
    Students may lease a Chromebook for three school years, at a cost of $100 per year. For families qualifying under free and reduced-cost guidelines, the cost is $50 per year.
    At the end of that three-year lease period, the student owns the Chromebook.

  • Taking the Next Step in Technology

    “The increased use of technology in our classrooms will ‘power up’ student success today, and for the future.”