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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Krista D. Rigdon, 38, 188 E. 900 Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 4 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Sammy J. Baldock, 43, 969 E. 2800 Ave., Ramsey, was arrested on Dec. 4 for an alleged probation violation. Bond was $7,500.
    • Kaleb W. McCormick, 24, 903 N. Main St., Fillmore, was arrested on Dec. 4 for failure to appear in court and on charges of possession of stolen property and theft less than $500. Bond was $3,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, December 7

    ✔ The Fayette County Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Dillard's Winter Sale in the community room and main lobby from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
    ✔ An open house is being held from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation office, in the USDA building at Third and Johnson streets, in honor of Resource Conservationist Tony Pals and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the district. Desserts will be served.

    Friday, December 8

  • Teen arrested last week for burglary of vehicles

    Charges are pending against a Vandalia teen who was arrested last week in connection for the burglary of motor vehicles last month.
    According to Vandalia Police Chief Jeff Ray, Carl E. Carroll was arrested on charges of burglary from a motor vehicle and criminal trespass to a vehicle.
    On Monday, a judge released Carroll due to the fact that charges were not being filed at this time.
    On the evening of Nov. 16, Vandalia Police handled reports of thefts from 13 vehicles. All of those vehicles, Ray said at the time, were unlocked.
     

  • Statehouse Christmas event is this Saturday evening

    The Vandalia Statehouse is this Saturday returning to the time when Abraham Lincoln served as a state legislator in that building.

  • Governor helps Statehouse project

    Those attending the Christmas Gala on Saturday to support the Vandalia Historical Society’s window renovation project at the Statehouse were surprised to learn of another supporter – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

  • Ballot spots filled

    Fayette County residents will have decisions to make in three of six county officer positions in 2018.
    Three Democrats filed nominating petitions last Thursday that established races for the offices of county clerk, treasurer and sheriff.
    The filing period for the spring primary election ended at the end of the day on Monday, with the following having filed to run in 2018:
    • County clerk and recorder – Incumbent Vicky Conder of Vandalia (R) and Donna Thull (D) of Ramsey.

  • Council seeks input on leaf burning

    Vandalia’s aldermen are split on the issue of burning leaves, and they want to know where local residents stand before they consider making any changes to the city’s burning ordinance.
    The city council’s streets committee agreed to discuss the current ordinance after a letter from a resident, Kenny Lewey, asked the city to consider banning leaf burning.

  • Thrill Hill Bridge Project Under Way
  • Lady Vandals go 0-4 at Newton tourney

    The Lady Vandals were held winless in four games at the Newton Thanksgiving Tournament.

  • Wrestlers lose opener to Belleville West

    In a delayed start to their season, Vandalia wrestlers opened their 2017-18 campaign with a 48-30 loss to Belleville West on the road.
    In the season opener, Tanner Swain, Garret Stewart, Gavin Mouser and Anthony Enlow won by pins, and Jarrett Paslay won by forfeit.
    106 pounds – Josh Koderhandt of Belleville West won by pin over Morgan Dothager, 3:44.
    112 pounds – Parker McCullough (BW) defeated Jarek Wehrle (V), 7-0.
    120 pounds – Sam Segerstrom (BW) won by win over Dakota Gasaway (V), 3:47.