Today's News

  • Abe Awards

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce broke from tradition this year in honoring two individuals for their service to the community.

  • Murder case hearing delayed

    A pretrial hearing related to the resentencing of a Loogootee resident convicted of murdering two residents of that rural community in 2010 has been rescheduled.

  • Judge dismisses charges in meth case

    The case against one of two individuals charged last month with methamphetamine possession and manufacture was dismissed last week in Fayette County Circuit Court.

  • Lincoln's Birthday events this Saturday, Sunday

    Vandalia is again holding a two-day celebration to recognize the birthday of one of the most-famous people in world history, a man who got his political start in this community.
    “A Weekend with Mr. Lincoln,” sponsored by the Vandalia Tourism Commission and Vandalia Historical Society, begins on Saturday morning and concludes on Sunday afternoon.
    The two-day celebration kicks off with an open house at the National Road Interpretive Center at 106 S. Fifth St., just north of Vandalia City Hall.

  • Early voting now available

    Fayette County Circuit Clerk Vicky Conder, the county's local election official, has announced that early voting is now available.
    Conder said late last month that objections to several presidential candidates could cause a delay in the preparation of ballots and voting tabulators for the March 14 primary election.
    Late last week, Conder announced that those issues have been resolved an early voting is now available in the clerk's office at the county courthouse.

  • Eagle watch Saturday in Carlyle

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Case-Halstead Library in Carlyle, will be hosting an eagle watch from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday at the library.
    At 10 a.m. and noon, the World Bird Sanctuary will present “All About Eagles” and will bring a live bald eagle to demonstrate the majestic flight and nature of this beautiful bird.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 11

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia meets at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group will meet from 1-2 p.m. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Okaw Area Vocational Center on the Vandalia Community High School campus.

  • We Apologize

    Second-grader Mallory Hopkins was inadvertently omitted from the list of students making the honor roll at Vandalia Elementary School as provided by the school.
    She was inadvertently omitted from the list in last week's issue.
    We apologize for the error.

  • Vandals win fourth straight, blowout Staunton

    Vandalia won its fourth straight game Friday night, defeating conference foe Staunton, 76-45, improving to 8-17 on the season.
    The Vandals got things going early with 33 first-half points, taking a 33-26 lead into intermission.
    Vandalia continued to pull away in the second half, outscoring the Bulldogs 17-13 in the third.
    In the fourth, Vandalia put the Bulldogs away, outscoring them 26-6 for a 31-point victory.  Nathan Casey and Richie Well led the way with 22 and 26, respectively.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Feb. 11)

    SEB Boys Basketball
    The Eagles improved to 12-11 Thursday night, defeating Sandoval, 71-54.
    Landon Feezel led the way with a team-high 25 points, while Kyle Hardimon added 14.
    SEB vs. Sandoval
    SE  10  16  20  25  71
    SD  8  11  10  25  54