Today's News

  • Team Cody

    A Vandalia Community High School who has been battling a rare form of cancer since late last year is not alone in his fight.

  • Wilhour wins

    Winning in the Republican primary on Tuesday, Fayette County resident Blaine Wilhour will now compete for the 107th District state representative seat in November.

  • Local fire protection district talks begin

    City officials are expected to decide in the near future whether the process of putting before Vandalia area voters a fire protection district vote will be initiated.

  • Comprehensive Plan Meeting
  • We Apologize

    In last week's pre-election coverage, we inadvertently had the political affilations for the county treasurer candidates, Republican Michelle Hagy and Democrat Lucas Watson, switched.
    We apologize for the error.

  • Cross pleads guilty to bank fraud in federal court

    Alfred L. Cross, 75, of Kinmundy, originally from Mattoon, pleaded guilty last Friday to five counts of bank fraud, according to Donald S. Boyce, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.
    The indictment charged Cross with defrauding seven southern Illinois banks out of more than $500,000.
    Each of the bank fraud counts carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million. The court can also order Cross to pay restitution to the victim banks.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 22

    ✔ "Bling It On," a fundraiser for the Fayette County Hospital Auxiliary will be held from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, will be held in the Fayette County Hospital Community Room in the main lobby. It will offer infant, youth and adult sports clothing, personalized items, jewelry and handbags.
    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library. 283-2824.

  • Lady Vandals Girls Basketball Awards
  • St. Elmo/Brownstown Basketball Awards
  • Bombers, Lady Eagles defeated last week

    Brownstown/St. Elmo lost to Hillsboro, 11-1, last Friday at Bob Page Field in Brownstown.
    Nate Philpot, Caleb Atwood, Bryton Pruett and Alex Higgs each had one hit for the Bombers. Philpot had the team’s lone RBI, and Pruett had a double.
    Philpot took the loss, giving up four runs and just three hits, striking out seven and walking four.

    St. Elmo/Brownstown fell to Clay City/North Clay last Thursday, 8-5, in a home contest.