Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, November 23

    ✔ Fayette County Habitat for Humanity is holding its 11th annual free community Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the American Legion Home in Vandalia. Reservations are not required. Deliveries will be made to shut-ins only.
    Friday, November 24

    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will not hold bingo at the Legion Home, due to Thanksgiving.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Saturday, November 25

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Jon Edward Olson
    Sherry Ann Mitchell
    Jacob Alexander Wilson
    Lily Abigail England
    William James Lovall
    Kathy Jo Smith
    Michael Lee Niepert
    Mulberry Grove
    Brittney Leigh Weller
    Mulberry Grove
    David Lawrence Moffett

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Rodney A. Barker, 47, 244 IL 140, Mulberry Grove, was arrested on Nov. 19 on a charge of driving while his license is revoked. No bond information was listed.
    • Nicholas L. Ramage, 23, O’Fallon, was arrested on Nov. 19 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of the Lead Poisoning Act and unlawful possession of a firearm with a revoked Firearm Owner’s Identification card. Bond was $15,000.

  • Police handle large number of thefts from vehicles

    In light of numerous thefts one evening last week, Vandalia’s police chief is reminding residents to lock their vehicles.
    The city police reported last week that they handled thefts from 13 vehicles, with most of them being at Capitol Pointe Apartments at the west end of Randolph Street.
    All of those vehicles, Police Chief Jeff Ray said, were not locked at the time of the thefts.
    In addition to the thefts late last Wednesday evening, police have received sporadic reports of thefts from vehicles, Ray said.

  • Council adds liquor license for new restaurant

    The Vandalia City Council voted on Monday to add a Class E liquor license, which would go to a new restaurant in town.
    The council unanimously approved an ordinance amendment that increases the number of Class E licenses available from seven to eight.
    With that action now taken, Mayor Rick Gottman, as the city’s liquor commissioner, will act on the liquor license application submitted for Anthony’s, a restaurant at the northeast corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Gallatin Street.

  • FIT kits

    Flu clinics offered by the Fayette County Health Department helped to kick start a new program that helps diagnose colorectal cancer.
    And the results from that first group of fecal immunochemical tests surprised FCHD officials.
    As of Oct. 31, the department had distributed 55 kits, and of those, 41 of the kits had been returned. Of the 41 kits returned and tests run, 15 were found to be abnormal.
    That means the rate of abnormal tests was 36.6 percent, much higher than the national rate for abnormal FIT tests – 7-13 percent.

  • Getting on track

    As the 45th anniversary for a significant landmark in Vandalia was observed last week, the work to preserve that landmark – and fund that preservation work – continues.

  • JH Basketball

    Boys Basketball
    Seventh Grade
    Thursday, Nov. 9
    Vandalia 42, Ramsey 20
    Vandalia – Devin Peebles 6 3/4-15, Aiden Politte 2 (3 point)-6, Cayden Hipsher 2 1/2-5, Preston Nestrick 2 (one 2 point, one 3 point)-5, Dalton White 1 2/2-4, Tristan McNutt 1 0/0-2; Chase McNary 1 0/0-2; Trevor Barker 1 0/0-2; Reid Well 0 1/2-1.
    Vandals 5-0 on the season.
    Tuesday, Nov. 7
    Vandalia 44, Hillsboro 28

  • VCHS Volleyball Awards
  • VCHS Golf Awards