Today's News

  • Meyer, Miller headed to state track meet

    Vandalia’s Emma Meyer and Anna Miller advanced to the state track and field meet with their performances at the Gillespie Sectional last Wednesday.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 21

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Those interested in joining the group may contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    Ethan E. Rickman, 25, 305 Pierce St., Mulberry Grove, was arrested on May 19 for failure to appear in court on a traffic charge. Bond was $1,000.
    Sharon S. Martin, 30, 1410 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on May 19 for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving while her license is revoked. Bond was $2,500, and she was released on a personal recognizance bond.
    Chelsea M. Clift, 21, Centralia, turned herself in on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of speeding. Bond was $1,500.

  • Biellier stays busy with puzzles, gardening

    Carlos Biellier served the United States in field artillery in both World War II and Korea.
    He joined the Merchant Marines when he was still very young, and when he returned to civilian life, he worked, as he put it,  “as a manure salesman,” which was downplaying his profession, for 24 years.

  • Dog park event is Saturday

    The opening of Vandalia’s new dog park will be celebrated with a variety of activities on Saturday morning.

  • City hires firm for new website

    While one alderman claimed that he could create a new website for the city of Vandalia at little cost and in a timely fashion, other city council members opposed creating the new site in-house.
    So, after a lengthy discussion, the Vandalia City Council voted 7-1 to hire an outside firm to do the work.
    The city will pay McDaniels Interactive of Pekin $17,300 to create a new website, something that the city’s executive secretary, LaTisha Paslay, has been discussed for about a year.

  • Fake bills

    More than a week after a second arrest related to the spread of counterfeit money in the area, the Vandalia Police Department is continuing its investigation.
    “There’s still (counterfeit) money out there,” VPD Chief Jeff Ray said on Monday.
    In recent weeks, the VPD has received a number of reports of counterfeit money being used at local businesses, and Ray said that his department has recovered $5, $10, $20 and $100 counterfeit bills.

  • Meyer, Miller advance to state track meet

    Emma Meyer, in the pole vault and 100-meter run, and Anna Miller, in the 300-meter hurdles, advanced to the state track meet next week in Charleston

  • Electronic recycling during Cleanup Week in Vandalia


  • Tourism Commission holding Hanging Basket Sale

    The Tourism Commission will be holding a Hanging Basket Sale this Friday at Vandalia City Hall. They will be selling 10” premium baskets. The cost will be $16 each and you can pre-order & pre-pay at Vandalia City Hall before May 22nd or you can purchase the day of until they are gone. Any questions contact LaTisha at 618-283-1152.