Today's News

  • God saying to us, 'Get your house in order'

    For those of us who are Christians, or at least lean that way, it is not very difficult to know what God is saying to us.

  • Church Briefs

    First Church of God
    hosting senior meal

    First Church of God, located at 3001 Thrill Hill Road northwest of Vandalia, will hold its monthly senior luncheon this Friday.
    All local seniors are invited to the luncheon, with this month's menu including sloppy Joe's, fruit salad, chips and cookies.
    The event begins at noon with the meal and a short Bible lesson.
    This month's entertainment will be John and Judy Roberts, and Cheryl Harre.
    There is no charge for the meal, but donations are accepted.

  • College News

    The following area students were recognized for their academic achievements during the spring semester at Kaskaskia College:
    Full-time Dean’s List-3.5 GPA or above
    • Brownstown – Hayley M. Watts and Christopher M. Woods.
    • Farina – Ashten L. Smithson and Courtney M. Yates.
    • Fillmore – Gage N. Miles.
    • Kinmundy – Megan B. Burleyson and Brittany G. Hall.
    • Mulberry Grove – Ariel Michelle Isbill.

  • School registration termed 'seamless'

    The Vandalia School District’s practice in recent years of holding student registration at one centralized location in recent years has continually improved, Superintendent Rich Well told the Vandalia Board of Education on Tuesday.
    So much so, Well said, that the district plans to continue the practice next year, reducing the number of registration days from two to one.
    Well said that this year’s registration, held at Vandalia Junior High School, “was seamless.

  • City adds angle parking downtown

    The city of Vandalia on Monday night moved one step closer to adding more angle parking in the downtown business district.

  • Council OKs 1 liquor license for gaming

    Initially asked to OK the addition of two liquor licenses tied to gaming, the Vandalia City Council agreed to add one of those licenses.
    In a 5-3 vote, the council voted to increase the number of Class A liquor licenses from three to four, after a discussion between one of the partners seeking that license and an aldermen. With the passage of the ordinance, it is now up to Gottman, as the city’s liquor commissioner, to act on the actual license request.

  • Backpacks 2 School
  • 2016 Vandal Hall of Fame inductees announced

    Vandalia Community High School recently announced this year's Vandal Hall of Fame inductees.
    The induction ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 23 at Mark Greer Field, prior to the homecoming football game against Litchfield. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    Those being inducted include Jerry Evans, former Vandalia golf coach; Matt Peyton, class of 1994; Drew Schneider, class of 1996; Drew Bell, class of 2009; Brock Doehring, class of 2007; Blake Doehring, class of 2007; and Marty Johnson class of  2011.

  • Asher reflects on tenure as SEB volleyball coach


  • Marriage Licenses

    Brandon Scott Warren
    Courtney Jo Anderson
    Dennis Ray Tharp
    St. Elmo
    Whitney Renae Howell
    Beecher City