Today's News

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • Murder arrest made

    A Mulberry Grove man was arrested for murder for his alleged role in the death of a rural Brownstown man last September.
    Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith announced just before noon on Wednesday that David Leroy Bright, 68, was jailed on two counts on murder.
    Bright is being charged with causing the death of James R. “Jim” Skinner in Skinner’s home last September.
    Bright is expected to go before a judge on the murder charges on Thursday morning.
    He is being housed in the Fayette County Jail on $1 million bond.

  • Contests for city bicentennial logos


  • JH Volleyball

    The Vandalia Junior High School eighth-grade volleyball team opened its season on Tuesady with a 25-13, 25-13 win over Shelbyville.
    The seventh-graders lost their opener, 3-25, 11-25.
    The seventh-grade squad plays in the Edwardsville Tournament this Saturday, and the Lady Vandals host Altamont next Tuesday afternoon.

  • Seventh-graders now 17-2

    Vandalia’s seventh-grade boys pounded Greenville, 43-14, on Tuesday to improve to 6-0 in conference play at 17-2 overall.
    Devin Peebles led the Vandals with 16 points.
    Vandalia – Peebles 7 2-2 16, Hagy 2 2-2 8, Politte 2 0-0 6, Well 2 0-0 6, McNutt 2 0-0 4, White 1 0-0 2, Nestrick 0 1-2 1.
    Three-pointers – Hagy 2, Politte 2, Well 2.
    Last Thursday, the Vandals overwhelmed Litchfield 49-6, with Peebles scoring 16 and Aiden Politte adding 13.

  • 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.