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Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 30

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Brittany K. Yokley, 25, 1014 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on July 27 on charges of criminal trespass to a residence and criminal trespass to property. Bond was $1,500.
    • Tyler J. Dunaway, 33. 220 S. Pine St., St. Elmo, was arrested on July 27 on charges of criminal trespass to property and criminal trespass to land. Bond was $1,500.

  • CEFS holds first-time homebuyer event

    The CEFS Economic Opportunity Corp., an HUD-certified housing counseling agency, is sponsoring a first-time homebuyer informational workshop next Friday.
    The workshop, funded in part by State Farm Insurance, will be held from 1-3 p.m. at Evans Public Library, 215 S. Fifth St., Vandalia. Individual sessions will start every 30 minutes; to register or obtain more information, call 283-2631.

  • Boil order for all of Vandalia

    Marty Huskey, Vandalia's water plant superintendent announced this afternoon a boil order for all city water customers.
    The boil order is necessary as a result of the cleaning work being done on the water tower at the country club.
    The boil order is in effect until further notice.

  • Ray Radliff dies Thursday; services on Tuesday

    Lawrence Ray Radliff, 77, of Vandalia passed away at 9:31 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at home. 

  • Carson's Lemonade Raid is Saturday
  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    OK, here is the scoop. Evergreen Outreach had the best party in town. At Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care, we ate, clapped hands, sang, danced and created very slightly mischievous good times. We are OK, as long as that angel peeking around the corner (Pastor James Fackler) keeps his eye on us.

  • School Registration

    ST. ELMO
    • Registration days for St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School are Aug. 6-7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Seventh-grade orientation for all seventh-grade students and parents in the Jr/Sr High cafeteria-Aug. 17, 6 p.m.
    All students, including those new to the district and district students who attend classes in Vandalia, should register Aug. 6 or 7. Junior-senior high students enrolled in physical education classes are required to wear P.E. Uniforms. Uniforms can be purchased at registration for $12.

  • BHS Reunion is This Weekend

    The Brownstown High School class of 1955 will hold its 60-year runion this Saturday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge, in conjunction with the Brownstown Alumni Reunion.

    The meet and greet begins at 4 p.m. Those planning to attend, as pictured at an earlier reunion, include Yvonne Patterson Watkins of Peoria, Ariz.; Virginia Hancock Davis of Washington, Mo.; and Ivalee "Ivy" Stine Herrin of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ft. Worth, Texas.

  • Broken Chains Band spreads the word

    “Sing unto the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints.”
    Psalm 149:1