Today's News

  • Taking the Next Step in Technology

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Day of Family Fun
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vandalia Lions Club Officers
  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses.
    There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.
    Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.
    Call the site director, Sharon Harris, at 283-1040 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day before you wish to eat there.

  • Vandalia Memories

    Vandalia native Paul Stroble posted on Vandalia Memories an advertising card featuring a photo of Augenstein's Gulf Service, which was located at 1129 N. Fifth St. in Vandalia, the corner now occupied by Elephant's Attic.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: These three children are pictured at day care. The girl seated is having her hair done by her sister. One of the girls is married and has a baby.