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Today's News

  • Pool opens this Friday

    The Vandalia Public Swimming Pool will open for the season this Friday, weather permitting. The pool hours are Sunday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., and Saturdays 1-5 p.m., only due to private parties. Wednesday mornings, 9-11. There must be at least 10 people present to open the pool on questionable weather days and nights.
    Admission for 2 years and under is free; for everyone else, it is $4. If you pay to swim from 1-5 p.m., you may return from 6-8 for half price; you must get your hand stamped before you leave. Anyone entering the deck area must pay admission.

  • VCHS Graduation
  • Recycling survey now online!

    FAYCO Enterprises has created a Survey Monkey on the proposal to add a $1.25 monthly surcharge to the water bills of city water customers.
    If you are a customer, you can take the survey by using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X8J8C3G

  • Three advance to state meet

    Vandalia’s Anna Miller is quite familiar with the track at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. But that doesn’t mean that every return trip isn’t special.

  • Brownstown/St. Elmo falls in regional

    Woodlawn scored twice in the fifth inning of the IHSA Regional contest at Brownstown to record a 5-3 win over Brownstown/St. Elmo to end the Bombers season.
    The Bombers scored one run in each of the first two innings and tied the game at three in the bottom of the fourth before Woodlawn crossed the plate twice in the fifth.
    Nate Philpot led the Bombers by going 2-for-4 with two runs batted in.
    Isaac Maxey, Lewis Brown, Caleb Atwood and Hunter Strauch each had one hit.

  • Three area softball teams eliminated from postseason

    Three area softball teams saw their seasons come to an end with losses in regional play.
    The Lady Vandals closed out the year with a 15-1 loss to Pana on Monday at the Macon Meridian Regional. At the Altamont Regional on Tuesday, Ramsey lost to Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg, 16-0, St. Elmo/Brownstown lost to Altamont, 9-8, with Altamont scoring the winning run in the ninth inning of the extra-inning contest.
    Mulberry Grove was to face Marissa in the Mulberry Grove Regional and South Central was to play Clay City in the Woodlawn Regional, both on Wednesday.

  • SCConference Champs

    The link between the two families was obvious as Vandals coach Nick Casey hugged Richie Well on Thursday afternoon.

  • Birthdays

    Denise Corbell
    Nearly 40 family members gathered on April 15 at the Holiday Inn Express in Vandalia to celebrate Denise Corbell’s 95th birthday.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 18

    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
    ✔ Fayette County Health Hospice's grief support group meets from 6-7 p.m. at the FCHD office, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia. For more information, contact hospice coordinator Jami Lockart, 283-7262.

    Friday, May 19

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Xavier T. Kirby, 29, Orange, Texas, was arrested on May 16 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Joseph Augustin, 61, Ajax, Ontario, Canada, was arrested on May 16 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,000.
    • Gregory A. Young, 41, Springfield, was arrested on May 16 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.