Today's News

  • Vandalia closes out shootout season at home, finishes 5-3


  • Bethel VBS raises funds for 6:35

    Bethel Baptist Church of Vandalia held its annual Vacation Bible School from June 5-9, and as part of the VBS, an offering was collected every night in a competition between the boys and girls.
    The purpose of the offering was to purchase food for the 6:35 Food Pantry operated by the Fayette County Ministerial Alliance. Through the competition, $806.52 was collected.
    Bethel Baptist Church is located seven miles northwest of Vandalia on Ill. Route 185.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jacob D. Tedrick, 27, 2 Oakwood Lane, Brownstown, was arrested on June 26 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    • Two 16-year-olds were arrested on June 26 on a charge of possession of cannabis. One of the juveniles was also arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. They were released on notices to appear in court.
    • Charles E. Glick, 45, 804 Old Theater Drive, Vandalia, was arrested on June 25 on a charge of battery. Bond was $1,500.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Christopher Glenn Plemmons
    Jewelia Amber Gail Cowsert
    Dennis Joseph Helton
    Michelle Ann Durbin
    William Forman Fairchild
    Judy Arlene Crosier
    Blaine Kendall Sharp
    Judith Marie Sharp
    John Eugene Etcheson

  • Berger has special memories of local trains

    Since beginning this journey into the past of the trains and their cabooses traveling on the tracks through Vandalia, many stories, memories, experiences, and even inspirations, have surfaced.

  • Jack Flash purchases Sunset 66 in Vandalia

    Jack Flash Stores has taken ownership of the Sunset 66 store at 1820 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia.
    “This store will be replacing an existing station and we intend to earn each customer’s business and grow the relationships built at this location over the years,” John Wortman, owner and operator, said.

  • Ohio man killed in I-70 accident

    An Ohio man was killed in a three-vehicle accident Thursday evening on Interstate 70 near the Brownstown exit.

    Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen and the Illinois State Police report that David Duke, 59, of Columbus, Ohio, was fatally injured in the accident, which occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-70 about a mile east of the Brownstown exit.

  • Medical Services Unlimited certified as rural health clinic

    Medical Services Unlimited is certified as a rural health clinic by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
    This certification is granted to qualified clinics who serve the public in medically underserved regions such as Fayette County. Medical Services Unlimited met all of the qualifications during an on-site visit by an accrediting agency on April 12.

  • Phelps new FNB loan officer

    The First National Bank announces that Sarah Phelps has been promoted to loan officer.

  • Rotary Anniversary Proclamation