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Today's News

  • Wrestlers pick up two more wins on Tuesday
  • Lady Vandals edged by Staunton, top Pinckneyville

    A free throw by Rebecca Caldieraro with 11 seconds left broke a tie and gave Staunton a 44-43 win over the Lady Vandals last Thursday in Vandalia.

  • Big fourth quarter lifts Vandals over Mulberry Grove

    Trailing by three going at the end of the third quarter, the Vandalia Vandals outscored Mulberry Grove 33-10 in the final quarter to pick up a win in the Morrisonville Tournament on Tuesday.

  • Wrestlers fifth at Princeton Invite

    With one first place, two seconds and one fourth-place finish, the Vandalia wrestlers accumulated 137 points to finish fifth at the Princeton Invitational last Friday and Saturday.
    Coal City won the invitational title with 186 points, Coal City was second with 158, Orion was third with 145.50 and Clinton was fourth with 143.
    Garett Stewart picked up the Vandals’ championship, at 182 pounds, defeating Stevie Silva of Manteno in the title matchup, 3-2. Stewart currently has a record of 21-2.

  • Caboose restoration gets under way, football Vandals make school history

    We complete our look back at 2017 in this issue.
    SEPTEMBER
    The National Road Interpretive Center in Vandalia revived a popular community event, a cemetery walk in the Old State Burial Ground, where many of Illinois’ government officials and community leaders in the early years of the state and city were laid to rest.

  • Hammer sentencing may be delayed

    A sentencing hearing for a Vandalia woman charged with causing serious injury to her infant child is scheduled for next Tuesday, but it may be continued again.

  • County considers insurance options

    Health insurance coverage for Fayette County employees will remain unchanged for at least one more month, as the county board considers another option.
    During Tuesday’s meeting, county board member Jenny Waggoner, a member of the board’s insurance and personnel committee, told other board members that she had checked with at least 28 companies about providing health insurance for county employees.
    What Waggoner is proposing is that the county consider joining with other Illinois counties in a HOPE trust.

  • Home confinement for Koontz denied

    A judge on Tuesday denied the request of a Vandalia man currently housed in the Fayette County Jail on child pornography charges to be released to home confinement until his trial.

  • Chamber banquet tickets on sale

    Tickets are now available for the annual Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, formerly the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

    The banquet is being held on Thursday, Jan. 25, in the reception room at Howie’s on Main. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed the presentation of this year’s Abe Award winners.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Bonnie R. Felmlee, 34, 1310 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 8 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle. Bond was $1,500.
    • Angela N. Pope, 41, 3275 N. 1000 St., Ramsey, was arrested on Jan. 8 on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,500.
    • Devion L. Tate, 26, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver, obstructing justice and fleeing or attempting to elude police. No bond information was listed.