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Today's News

  • County OKs $796,000 transfer

    The Fayette County Board on Tuesday approved another transfer from the county’s capital improvement fund, one that is much larger than past fund loans.
    And much of that latest loan will be spent to meet the county’s current financial obligations.
    The board approved in a 9-3 vote a loan of up to $796,000 from the county’s capital improvement fund, and in another 9-3 vote, it gave County Treasurer Rose Hoover the authority to transfer the funds.

  • Baker sentencing again reset

    A new sentencing hearing for a Loogootee resident convicted in 2011 of murdering a neighbor couple has again been rescheduled.
    During a teleconference last Thursday, a new sentencing hearing for Clifford W. Baker was set for April 3.
    Involved in that teleconference were the judge assigned to conduct the hearing, Associate Judge Allan F. Lolie, State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison and Public Defender William B. Starnes III.

  • Protz in state competition Jan. 19-22 in Springfield

    Miss Fayette County Fair Queen 2016 Brandy Protz will compete at Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant.

    The 58th annual Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant will take place at the IAAF Convention held Jan. 19-22 at Crowne Plaza in Springfield.
    Protz will compete along with 71 other contestants from throughout the state.
    Brandy is the 20-year-old daughter of Randy and Janel Protz, and Brenda Protz.

  • Bridge work progressing

    Despite some delays, a major bridge project in Vandalia is progressing at a decent pace, Director of Public Works Marlin Filer said last week.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, January 12

    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Okaw Area Vocational Center on the Vandalia Community High School campus.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary holds its monthly meetings. The executive board meets at 5:30 p.m. and the regular auxiliary meeting is at 6 p.m.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • FFA Alumni selling raffle tickets

    The Vandalia FFA Alumni are selling raffle tickets for a quarter beef, which includes the processing fee, with the drawing on Feb. 1. There will be four winners.
    Tickets are one for $10 or six for $50.
    The beef was donated by Brian Cripe, South Central FS, Sloan Implement  of Vandalia, Midland States Bank, Woolsey Brothers, First National Bank, MTS and Bluff Equipment.
    Those interested in purchasing a ticket should contact FFA adviser Mandy Totten at Vandalia Community High School at 283-5150.

  • Honor Rolls

    SOUTH CENTRAL
    HIGH SCHOOL
    Second Quarter
    High Honors
    Freshmen – Kyle Cautle and Griffin Squibb.
    Sophomores – Luke Barton, Miriam Blomberg, Madison Durbin, Deidre Hall, Logan Lotz and Olivia McLean.
    Juniors – Luke Bergmann, Louisa Brandl, Michaela Engel, Ean Fox, Adrianne Herbert, Baylie Maske, Deven Metcalf, Sydney Miller, Kaelyn Nannini, Alexandria Reid, Nathan Uphold and Makenzi Wilson.

  • South Central Homecoming
  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1997 – Seven people entered Vandalia’s mayoral race – Sandra Leidner, Charles Hutson, Jim Bray, Kim Shanks, Sheldon Schulte, Everett Jarrett and David Crye Jr. Crye later withdrew from the race.
    The Gallatin Street Grille opened at 524 W. Gallatin St. in downtown Vandalia.
    Marvin and Dorothy Huskey of rural Brownstown celebrated their 50th anniversary.

    25 Years Ago

  • Vandalia Memories