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Today's News

  • Awaiting a second opinion

    Vandalia officials are expected to receive a second opinion on what should, or can, be done with three downtown buildings that were damaged in a roof collapse early last week.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Raccoon Visitors
    A friend, Donna (Mrs. Joe) Langley, shared a “critter story” with us, and I asked her permission to share it with our readers.
    If you have ever seen a baby raccoon, you can picture how cute these little guys were and how concerned their (probably-sleep-deprived) mother raccoon surely was, as you read this raccoon story as Donna shared it:
    “A mother raccoon had been bringing her baby up on our deck each evening to look for food. One night when I closed the garage door, a large raccoon ran out.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Concerts
    Belinda Harpster and Amy Reiss of St. Peter spent Friday and Saturday nights at the home of Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo. On Friday night, they attended the Bret Michaels concert at the Town & Country Fair in Washington, Mo. They attended the Boston concert on Saturday night.
    St. Peter Prairie Days
    In commemoration of its 40th anniversary, the Prairie Days Committee is inviting businesses, civic organizations and area churches to enter floats in the Prairie Days parade on Aug. 22 this year.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 13
    • See the Tools for School article following the announcements.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant,
    • All teens and adults are encouraged to attend the human trafficking program from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Northside Christian Church at 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. It is being sponsored by Fayette County Home and Community Education.

  • Dealers Donate Pedal Tractors to FB Women's Committee
  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 13

    ✔ Tools for School for in-need students in Fayette County communities is open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1221 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia. Students must accompany adults in order to receive school supplies. Enter through the north door of the church.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Joshua D. Hunt, 30, Catoosa, Okla., was arrested on Aug. 11 on a charge of possession of a dangerous dog by a felon. Bond was $1,500.
    • Joseph D. Williams, 54, 527 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia, was arrested on Aug. 10 on a charge of aggravated battery. He was being held awaiting the setting of bond.
    • Stephanie L. Stokes, 34, 611 S. Front St., Ramsey, turned herself in on Aug. 10 on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a traffic charge. Bond was $2,500.

  • Council gives mayor emergency powers

     

  • Pana Lake drowning victim a Vandalia resident

     

  • Pana Lake drowning victim a Vandalia resident