Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, January 25

    ✔ The Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet in the main reception room at Howie's on Main, located at Main and Sixth streets. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation of Abe Awards. Tickets, $25 each, are available at the main branch of First National Bank, the chamber office on the second floor of First National Bank, Priority Staffing Group and WKRV/WPMB.

    Friday, January 26

  • HCE honors Steve Zimmerman family

    Fayette County Home and Community Education recently recognized Steve and Sally Zimmerman and their children, Rachel and David, by presenting the family with the following: Certificate of a Special Award – In recognition of your dedication to providing a morally, mentally and physically safe environment through education of the home, schools, and community.

  • Man charged with murder appears in court

    The Mulberry Grove man charged with killing a Brownstown man last September made his first appearance in court last Thursday morning.

  • Hammer sentencing postponed again

    The sentencing hearing for the Vandalia woman who has been convicted of seriously injuring her infant child has again been delayed.

  • Witnessing Progress

    The temporary removal of a large window from the building that housed a family furniture story for decades signifies progress in the development of a unique business in downtown Vandalia.

  • 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.”