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Today's News

  • A work in progress

    The Fayette County Board voted during a special meeting last week to put the new county budget out for public viewing, but not until board members had continued to talk about the need to fine tune it.
    The proposed budget shows the general fund with a deficit of $527,832 at the end of the fiscal year ending on Nov. 30 of next year.
    When board member Wade Wilhour asked, “Is this one of the worst budgets we’ve passed?” board Chairman Jeff Beckman said, “Yes,” and Vice Chairman Darrell Schaal said, “Probably.”

  • Caring & Sharing

    Four decades ago, the Fayette County Health Department initiated a program through which Christmas baskets were given to six less-fortunate families in the county. Today, that program continues to thrive on a much larger scale.

  • Insurance Agency Again Donates to VCHS Athletics
  • AAA Tumbling
  • Lady Vandals fall to Hillsboro Monday

    After scoring only four points in the first half, Sammi Matoush connected for 20 points in the second half to lead Hillsboro to its second win over the Lady Vandals within a week and a half, 60-49.

  • Lady Vandals fall to Hillsboro Monday

    After scoring only four points in the first half, Sammi Matoush connected for 20 points in the second half to lead Hillsboro to its second win over the Lady Vandals within a week and a half, 60-49.

  • Wrestlers at 8-2 after going 2-1

    The Vandalia wrestling team improved to 8-2 on the season on Friday, winning two of three matches at the Whitfield Quad in a St. Louis suburb.

    Vandal wrestlers defeated the Missouri squads from Festus, 59-24, and Vianney, 52-20, and lost to perennial Missouri powerhouse Whitfield, 59-15.
     

  • SEB, Vandalia meet in finals of St. Elmo Tourney

    St. Elmo/Brownstown advanced to the title game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament last Thursday, but had to wait six days to face its opponent.

  • Lucille Fisher celebrating 103rd Christmas

    One of our very favorite things to do every Christmas time is to visit in the warm and inviting home of Lucille Fisher and her daughter, Helen Klitzing.

  • Lower-hike tax levy approved

    Presented with two options for a new tax levy, each of which calls for a tax increase, the Vandalia City Council chose the lesser of two evils.
    Two weeks after the city’s auditor, Dale Timmermann of Timmermann and Co. Ltd., presented city aldermen with two proposed levies, he gave them final proposals, one updated after receiving information late last week.
    Timmermann said that all of the individual fund levies are unchanged from last year except for the police pension fund, which is being increased to meet the city’s obligation to that fund.