Today's News

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    Sheriff recovers stolen vehicle

    Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith reported on Monday that his department had recovered a vehicle that was reported stolen in Indiana more than a year ago.
    Smith said that the owner of property along U.S. Route 40 in the Mulberry Grove area called his department about a suspicious vehicle on that property.
    The sheriff said that the vehicle "appeared to have been at that location for a period of time. We had to cut away brush to recover (it)."

  • SEB junior high softball to hold meeting next Friday

    There will be a junior high softball meeting July 22 at 9 a.m. at Deken Park in St. Elmo for all girls who wish to play and are entering the sixth, seventh or eighth grade in St. Elmo and Brownstown. Practice will begin July 25, from 9-11 a.m. daily. All girls must have a physical on file in their school office before they can practice. Email Tom Fedrigon, head junior high softball coach at tfeddy@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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    Thursday, July 14

    ✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 3-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church on U.S. Route 51 in Ramsey.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District meeting scheduled for this Thursday afternoon has been canceled due to a lack of quorom. It will be rescheduled in the near future, and notice of the meeting will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

  • Fayette County Speedway (July 1 results)

    DIRTcar Summer Nationals Results

  • 17U Vandals turn in best performance of the summer


  • St. James team aids 'Journey for Jordan'

    The congregation of St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia recently formed a Thrivent Action Team to support the fundraising efforts of “Journey for Jordan,” a group of 75 bicycle riders who ride 183 miles, from Gays in Illinois to St. Louis, Mo., in memory of Jordan Giertz, to raise funds for Haven House in St. Louis.

  • Reunions

    The Ragel family reunion will be held this Sunday in the Centennial Building at St. Elmo Park. A potluck will be held at noon, with drinks provided.

    The Torbeck reunion will be held on Sunday, July 17, at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. Dinner begins at 12:30 p.m.

  • Church Briefs

    Holy Cross VBS is July 17-21

    Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 726 W. Fillmore St. in Vandalia, will hold Vacation Bible School from July 17-21, 6-8 p.m. The VBS, with the theme of “Barnyard Roundup,” is open to children age 3 to sixth-grade age.

    'Sincerity' at Ramsey church

    “Sincerity,” a gospel group from the Decatur area, will perform in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Fellowship will follow the concert. There is no admission fee, and the public is invited.

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