Today's News

  • Cardinals offer discounted tickets
  • City hears from lake residents

    “We are wanting to get the feeling from you all, as the lake lease holders, what you would like to do. No decisions have been made on anything.”

  • Vandalia's first mural is (about) history

    “The scene behind me depicts a piece of Vandalia history, when Vandalia became the nation’s crossroads in 1854, when the Illinois Central and the St. Louis-Vandalia-Terre Haute Railroad became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system, and met in Vandalia.”

  • Drawing on our history
  • A Day at the Ballpark
  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 29

    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ The Fayette County Health Department Hospice grief support group meets from 6-7 p.m. at the health department,  416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia. For more information, contact hospice coordinator Jami Lockart at 283-7262.
    ✔ 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.

    Friday, June 30

  • Tools for School under way

    Once again, the Tools for School program, which provides free school supplies to Fayette County students who need help, is under way.
    Step one is to receive donations from individuals, churches, businesses, clubs and others. Gifts of money enable the purchase of exactly what the teachers indicated their students need. Any groups wishing to donate can contact First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia (283-0937) to see what is needed.

  • FCHD offers hospice volunteer training

    The Fayette County Health Department is offering hospice volunteer training on Wednesday, July 12, at the health department office, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia.
    The training will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with lunch being served.

  • 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.