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Today's News

  • 'Road map of our future'

    The first step in the creation of a new comprehensive plan for the city of Vandalia was taken on Monday afternoon, with city officials and departments providing input to the firm that will develop that plan.

    Three representatives of Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets Inc. first met with department heds, then with Mayor Rick Gottman, City Clerk and city aldermen to get their input.
    The comprehensive plan, Gottman said, is a master plan that covers such things as land use, economic development, community development and infrastructure.

  • City OKs one TIF

    Vandalia alderman on Monday approved one Tax Increment Financing grant on Monday and decided that a funds requested in a second application should come from a different source.
    The city council voted 6-1 to approve a TIF grant of up to $54,581.12 for improvements to the ProWire building at 102 N. Sixth St.
    The owners of ProWire, Mark and Andrea Meadows plan to add a 25-foot-by-32-foot garage area to the west side of the existing building, which they recently purchased, and convert existing garage space into office space.

  • Logo contest held for city's 200th birthday

    The Vandalia Bicentennial Board of Directors is holding contests for two logos that will be used during the city’s 200th birthday party next year.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, January 18

    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meeting scheduled for this Thursday has been canceled.

    Friday, January 19

    ✔ Bingo is held at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Sunday, January 21

  • Miller at county fair queen pageant this weekend

    Miss Fayette County Fair Queen 2017 Elizabeth Miller will compete at Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant this weekend.

  • Meyer competing for Millikin

    A Vandalia Community High School graduate was among the squad members as the Millikin track teams open their indoor season on Saturday, competing in the Towson Tiger Invite at Armory Track in New York, N.Y.
    Ethan Meyer, a sophomore at Millikin, finished fifth in the men’s 500-meter run with a time of 1:06.73.

  • JH Volleyball

    The Vandalia Junior High School seventh-grade volleyball team placed fourth in the eight-team Edwardsville Tournament on Saturday.
    The scores were:
    • VJHS defeated Quincy, 25-20, 25-20.
    • VJHS lost to Edwardsville Liberty, 1-25, 21-25.
    • VJHS defeated Gillespie, 25-17, 25-16.
    • VJHS lost to Roxana, 25-21, 25-27, 3-15.

  • Compete at Illini Open
  • Vandals take second place at Morrisonville Tourney

    One night after a bucket by Nathan Casey with 1.5 seconds on the clock gave them a win over Raymond-Lincolnwood, Vandalia breezed past Edinburg on Saturday to take second place in the Morrisonville Mohawk Tournament.

  • KC Vandalia Campus

    Organic farming and gardening class
    The Kaskaskia College Department of Industrial and Continuing Education will offer an organic farming and gardening class at the Vandalia Campus from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
    The registration number for the class is COED-5101-VA01E.
    In this class, students will learn what it takes to grow crops, vegetables and flowers without chemicals today, as well as gain a better understanding of the processes it takes to grow nutritious foods the new “old-fashioned way.”