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Today's News

  • College News

    University of Illinois Springfield
    Hannah E. Blythe of Vandalia was among the students named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at University of Illinois Springfield.
    A total of 548 students were selected; 75 are students in the College of Business and Management, 51 are students in the College of Education and Human Services, 347 are enrolled in programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 58 are enrolled in programs in the College of Public Affairs and Administration and 17 are non-degree seeking or undecided.

  • Vandals' Fourth Shootout
  • IHSA releases Vandals 2017 football schedule
  • Cain signs with KC

    A local basketball player who is one of the top all-time scorers in state history is moving on to the next level.

  • Fayette County Speedway

    Non-Winged Sprints
    Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 5-Chris Windom, [5]; 2. 99-Korey Weyant, [2]; 3. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, [4]; 4. 6-Mario Clouser, [1]; 5. 8D-Terry Babb, [14]; 6. 10-Aric Gentry, [3]; 7. 11-James Lyerla, [10]; 8. 24-Landon Simon, [9]; 9. 38-Chet Williams, [7]; 10. 56-Mitchell Davis, [11]; 11. 22S-Slater Helt, [12]; 12. 20-Steve Thomas, [17]; 13. 95-Tommy Rockwell, [13]; 14. 41-Brad Wyatt, [19]; 15. 31L-Buddy Lowther, [15]; 16. 55-Chuck Walker, [18]; 17. 72-Al Thomas, [16]; 18. 52-Isaac Chapple, [6]; 19. 5D-Zach Daum, [8]

  • The lost village of Manford

    Fayette County was sprinkled with villages and communities that played a major part in the lives of our residents before 1900. The majority of these villages have since disappeared, and our only hint as to their existence comes from maps or memoirs of the older folks.

  • Mural a nice addition to town

    One effort to both improve the appearance of and draw tourists to our downtown has been completed, and it's quite the work of art.
    Four professional artists and a future artist arrived in Vandalia last Wednesday night and by the time they left on Sunday, our town had its first mural.
    It was accomplished by the work of the Vandalia Mural Committee and all of the people who contributed to the $10,000 needed to make it happen.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1997 – A Grand March and Grand Ball were added to this year’s Grande Levée to celebrate the event’s 30th anniversary.
    The Fayette County Relay for Life raised $23,500, $5,500 above the goal set by local event organizers. Since the goal was exceeded, Fayette County Sheriff Michael D. Kleinik agreed to have his head shaved.
    An open house for the new addition to Fayette County Hospital was held.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: The cousins in this photo, taken about 70 years ago, grew up in the Brownstown/St. Elmo area.