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Today's News

  • Recycling survey

    Vandalia residents can now vote, either online or on paper, on a proposed water bill surcharge for local recycling services, and they have a little more than a week to do so.
    Kim Taylor, FAYCO Enterprises executive director, announced on Monday that FAYCO had set up a Survey Monkey online survey.
    Residents can connect to the online survey by using links that are on the websites and Facebook pages of The Leader-Union (www.leaderunion.com and www.facebook.com/theleaderunion/) and WKRV/WPMB Radio (http://www.vandaliaradio.com/ and Wkrv Wpmb).

  • Addresses being verified for E911

    The work to getting Enhanced 911 emergency phone service available for Fayette County residents is continuing with address verification.
    Kevin Jenne, the county’s E911 coordinator, announced late last week that over the next few weeks, the E911 office will be calling certain phone numbers to verify the addresses where the specific phone service is located.
    Jenne said that the E911 office is working with companies that provide telephone service in the area to clean up phone records that will be used with the landline E911 service.

  • Pool opens this Friday

    The Vandalia Public Swimming Pool will open for the season this Friday, weather permitting. The pool hours are Sunday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., and Saturdays 1-5 p.m., only due to private parties. Wednesday mornings, 9-11. There must be at least 10 people present to open the pool on questionable weather days and nights.
    Admission for 2 years and under is free; for everyone else, it is $4. If you pay to swim from 1-5 p.m., you may return from 6-8 for half price; you must get your hand stamped before you leave. Anyone entering the deck area must pay admission.

  • School board fills teaching vacancies

    Meeting the final full week of the 2016-17 school year, the Vandalia Board of Education last week handled employment matters related to next year’s faculty lineup.
    The board last Tuesday approved the hiring of Cody Drone for a high school history position, Dana Kern for junior high health, Jessica Sprehe and Whitney Huggins for pre-kindergarten at Vandalia Elementary School and Amanda Moloney as district band instructor.
    The board also accepted the resignation of high school English teacher Rachel Miller.
    Also at last week’s meeting:

  • VCHS Graduation
  • Future Miss pageant call-in is Saturday

    A Future Miss Fayette County pageant has been added to the pageant lineup at this year’s FayettteCounty Fair in Brownstown.
    The pageant is open to Fayette County girls who are 3 and 4 on July 18.
    The call-in day for the new pageant is this Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. Call 780-0765; no early calls will be accepted.
     

  • BES, Sefton HCE help Ronald McDonald House

    Several years ago, Flo Allen of Brownstown, president of Fayette County Home and Community Education, noticed a barrel in the foyer of the McDonald’s Restaurant in Vandalia, and that it contained pop top aluminum tabs from soda cans. When she went in later, she noticed the barrel was gone, so she asked the owner, Marty Davis about the barrel.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Rodney Primas Jr., 26, Toledo, Ohio, was arrested on May 23 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.
    • Dustin D. McNutt, 34, 530 S. Fifth St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 22 on a charge of domestic battery. No bond information was listed.
    • Ashley J. Vandiver, 28, 1939 US 51, Vandalia, was arrested on May 22 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.

  • Recycling survey now online!

    FAYCO Enterprises has created a Survey Monkey on the proposal to add a $1.25 monthly surcharge to the water bills of city water customers.
    If you are a customer, you can take the survey by using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X8J8C3G

  • 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.