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Today's News

  • A Win for the Record Books
  • Getting Input on Recycling

    As they await proposed agreements from the two agencies that provide local recycling services, city officials want residents to go online to say whether they are willing to monetarily support those services.
    The city and FAYCO, which provides recycling for a wide variety of items, were to work out early this week which one would provide an online survey on its website.

  • City asked to loan caboose for restoration project

    The city of Vandalia is being asked to OK a loan, but the group making the request isn’t asking for money. It wants a local landmark.
    William Howard told the Vandalia City Council that Vandalia Railroad Museum Foundation has been established, and that the foundation’s first project would be restoring and relocating Vandalia’s Little Red Caboose.
    “I’m here tonight to put before the council a proposition to enter into a long-term agreement with you,” said Howard, a registered agent for the newly formed foundation.

  • Frakes sentencing delayed

    The sentencing hearing for the Vandalia man convicted of child pornography charges in February has been delayed until early next month.
    The sentencing for William Frakes was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, but his attorney, Monroe McWard of Taylorville, had earlier in the day faxed a motion requesting that it be reset.
    The sentencing is now set for 1 p.m. on Friday, June 9
    Frakes, 56, was found guilty of three counts of child pornography at the conclusion of a jury trial.

  • BHS Baccalaureate
  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 18

    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
    ✔ Fayette County Health Hospice's grief support group meets from 6-7 p.m. at the FCHD office, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia. For more information, contact hospice coordinator Jami Lockart, 283-7262.

    Friday, May 19

  • 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.