Today's News

  • Vandals end season with regional loss to Greenville

    A poor first half doomed Vandalia’s hopes of upsetting No. 1 seed Greenville in boys regional semifinals last Wednesday at Vandalia.

  • Vandals fall to Coal City at state

    Vandalia’s sixth-straight trip to the dual team state wrestling finals ended in the first round with a loss to the eventual third-place finisher.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Thomas Rich Wollin
    Rachel Leann Cage
    Mark Allen Stokes
    Melissa Marie Eddy
    Kevin Ray Critcheloe
    Renee Lynn Philpot
    William Trevor White
    Sara Irene Sporleder

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Steven C. Shaffer, 29, 2079 N. 2115, St. Elmo, was arrested on March 2 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. He was being held awaiting the setting of bond.
    • Alan D. Meyers, 34, 812 N. Main St., St. Elmo, was arrested on March 2 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge. Bond was $5,000.
    • Alberto V. Vela Jr., 38, 131 S. Shelby Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on March 2 for failure to appear in court on a domestic charge. Bond was $2,500.

  • Y now offers Silver Sneakers for seniors

    Approximately 74 senior citizens are participating in a relative new activity in the area and word is beginning to get out about it.

  • Washington and other early schools

    While looking through back issues of The Vandalia Union, I came across an article that rather surprised me. The subject of the article was the demolition of Washington School, which was scheduled to begin April 23, 1940.

  • Hard work paying off

    Vandalia wrestlers Dalton Blankenship and Kendrick Woolsey are perfect examples of the "perseverance and hard work" that coach Jason Clay talks about when he explains the success of this year's grapplers.
    Just a week and a half after sustaining bruised ribs, Blankenship returned to the mat to give his team some very important points.
    Woolsey, facing an opponent who had already beaten him twice this season, provided the sectional-clinching points by edging that opponent in a hotly contested overtime match.

  • Vandalia Memories

    The focus of this photo, posted on Vandalia Memories by Steve Jerden, is the former Farmers & Merchants Bank, at the northeast corner of Fifth and Gallatin streets.

    The building currently at that location, the former home of a second Farmers & Merchants Bank and First Bank, now serves as Vandalia City Hall.

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1990 – Vandalia made 13 of 17 free throws in the fourth quarter for a 66-55 win over St. Elmo in the regional finals. It was Vandalia’s first regional victory in five years.
    Randy Heckert of St. Elmo and Brian Kern of Vandalia earned all-state honorable mention status in the AP Class A All-State Poll.
    Dixon Ticonderoga was in the process of closing its Vandalia warehouse, resulting in the loss of about six jobs locally.
    Don Funk was promoted from director of operations to vice president of Benner-Nawman Inc.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s photo: This boy is very athletic and gets along great with others, and the girl is a young bride looking forward to having a family.