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Today's News

  • KC drops LPN program here

    Five days after a number of residents implored Kaskaskia College not to discontinue the licensed practical nursing program at KC’s Vandalia Campus, the KC Board of Trustees took that action.

  • Vandalia man takes 50 years in prison for child pornography

    Less than a month after he was arrested on 17 counts of child pornography, a Vandalia man has pleaded guilty to five of those counts and agreed to serve up to 50 years in prison.

  • Vandalia man acquitted on harassment charge by jury

    A Fayette County jury deliberated for only about 30 minutes before finding a Vandalia man not guilty of harassing a witness.
    In a trial that lasted only several hours, Larry M. Ishum, 32, was acquitted on a charge that alleged that he communicated with a female who was the alleged victim in a pending domestic battery case.
    Ishum was charged with the offense, a Class 2 felony punishable by up to seven years in prison, as a trial on that domestic battery was getting under way in June of this year.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 28

    ✔ 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.

    Friday, July 29

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Natosha Doan, 18, 27701 Louse Creek Drive, Patoka, was arrested on July 25 on charges of motor vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and criminal damage to property. Bond was $10,000.
    • Sarah E. Abrams, 23, Hillsboro, was arrested on July 24 on charges of obstructing justice and unlawful use/possession of a weapon. Bond was $15,000.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1996 – City police officer Danny Carman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at Randolph and Coles streets that occurred while he was responding to a call.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. Wilson Stein of St. James were planning to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
    The Vandalia City Council narrowed the list of candidates for economic development director from 38 to five.
    Eric Kingery of Ramsey signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Lake Land College in Mattoon.

  • Lassor Wins Divisional Title
  • Reunions

    Rubin
    The biennial Rubin reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church parish hall in St. Paul.
    A potluck dinner begins at 12:30 p.m., with beverages, paper plates and tableware being furnished.
    Those attending are asking to take lists of births, deaths and marriages since the 2014 reunion, so that the family tree may be updated, and are asked to notify all family members.

    Dothager
    The Herman Dothager Family reunion was held on July 4 at Rogier Park in Vandalia with 56 attending.

  • Births

    Walter William Metzger
    Todd and Shelley Metzger of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 4:47 p.m. on July 17, 2016, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Perry – Huhnke

    Alexandra Perry and Brian Huhnke, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.