Today's News

  • Tourist Center needs some love

    A group of local ladies working at Vandalia's Tourist Information Center on Monday night made a dent in the work needed at the facility. But, it's just a dent.
    The center now has a new roof, which was badly needed, and the women rid the building of a whole bunch of weeds.
    But, walking up the steps and around the deck of the building, you will see that there a considerable amount of work needed on the exterior.
    Some of the steps up to the building are in really bad shape, and wood on some of the exterior walls is pulling away from the structure.

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  • Area school districts set registration dates

    Online registration opened at 10 a.m. on Monday. To complete all registration items, parents use the parent portal at TeacherEase (www.teacherease.com).
    Student fees can be paid online.
    Families new to the district can go online to www.teacherease.com/NewFamilyRegistration.aspx?refid=00d6c98b-e4a6-45cb-....
    District registration will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. next Wednesday at Vandalia Junior High School.
    The first day of student attendance will be Thursday, Aug. 17.

  • Foundation seeks future nominees for award

    The Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation is always accepting nominations for its Distinguished Alumni Award.
    The award recognizes and honors exceptional VCHS graduates within the areas of professional, personal and civic achievement.
    Nominees must:
    • Be a graduate of VCHS.
    • Have graduated at least 20 years prior to the nomination.
    • Have outstanding accomplishments in his or her profession, or have made significant contributions to his or her community or society.

  • Donley this year's recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award

    A 1983 graduate of Vandalia Community High School who is a chemical engineer with a strong background in handling hazardous materials is this year’s lone selection of the Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 27

    ✔ "If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln" is the story for the final story time at 10 a.m. at the Vandalia Statehouse. The story time will feature some retired teachers, homemade toy crafts and ice cream.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

    Friday, July 28

    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home; doors open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday deadline for FSA nominations

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency acting state executive director for Illinois, Richard L. Graden, is reminding farmers and ranchers that they have until next Tuesday to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.
    County committees are made up of farmers and ranchers elected by other producers in their communities to guide the delivery of farm programs at the local level.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Jeremy Jordon Smith
    St. Elmo
    Lisa Marie Austin
    John David Shelton
    St. Elmo
    Taylor Paige Cole
    St. Elmo
    Aaron Reigh Hudson
    Beecher City
    Myste Marie Brown
    Beecher City
    Myron Leon Sandiford
    Kim Rayné Ward

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Rose C. Stepeney, 31, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested on July 25 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked, speeding, expired registration, no valid registration, improper display of registration and no front license plate. No bond information was listed.
    • Jessie M. Knight, 32, 927 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on July 25 on a charge of driving while her license is suspended. Bond was $1,500.

  • Feldhake helps provide new event for fair

    County fairs have been an American tradition for many years – Fayette County’s informational book states that 2017 is the 87th year for the Fayette County Fair, offering something for all of the family.