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Today's News

  • Recycling survey

    Vandalia residents can now vote, either online or on paper, on a proposed water bill surcharge for local recycling services, and they have a little more than a week to do so.
    Kim Taylor, FAYCO Enterprises executive director, announced on Monday that FAYCO had set up a Survey Monkey online survey.
    Residents can connect to the online survey by using links that are on the websites and Facebook pages of The Leader-Union (www.leaderunion.com and www.facebook.com/theleaderunion/) and WKRV/WPMB Radio (http://www.vandaliaradio.com/ and Wkrv Wpmb).

  • Future Miss pageant call-in is Saturday

    A Future Miss Fayette County pageant has been added to the pageant lineup at this year’s FayettteCounty Fair in Brownstown.
    The pageant is open to Fayette County girls who are 3 and 4 on July 18.
    The call-in day for the new pageant is this Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. Call 780-0765; no early calls will be accepted.
     

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Rodney Primas Jr., 26, Toledo, Ohio, was arrested on May 23 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.
    • Dustin D. McNutt, 34, 530 S. Fifth St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 22 on a charge of domestic battery. No bond information was listed.
    • Ashley J. Vandiver, 28, 1939 US 51, Vandalia, was arrested on May 22 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.

  • 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.