Today's News

  • A Day at the Ballpark
  • HCE award recognizes Allen's contributions

    Flo Allen was presented the Fayette County HCE Homemaker of the Year Award toward the end of the 69th annual meeting of the Fayette County Home and Community Education on June 8 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.

  • Vandalia's first mural is (about) history

    “The scene behind me depicts a piece of Vandalia history, when Vandalia became the nation’s crossroads in 1854, when the Illinois Central and the St. Louis-Vandalia-Terre Haute Railroad became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system, and met in Vandalia.”

  • City hears from lake residents

    “We are wanting to get the feeling from you all, as the lake lease holders, what you would like to do. No decisions have been made on anything.”

  • FCHD offers hospice volunteer training

    The Fayette County Health Department is offering hospice volunteer training on Wednesday, July 12, at the health department office, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia.
    The training will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with lunch being served.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Neil Scott Ogden
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Jalee Deann Berg
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Ryan Elliot White
    Gregory Ray Terry Moreland
    Alexandrea Nichole Dilley
    Ronald Edward Rhodes III
    Violet Loretta Lamar
    Gregory Wayne Gordon
    Beecher City
    Tammy Lynn Douthit

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Maurice D. McKinnis, 24, Markham, was arrested on June 27 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $10,000.
    • Raul Perea, 32, Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested on June 26 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and manufacture/delivery of cannabis. No bond information was listed.
    • Jennifer L. Brown, 32, Newton, was arrested on June 26 on a charge of driving while her license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 29

    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ The Fayette County Health Department Hospice grief support group meets from 6-7 p.m. at the health department,  416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia. For more information, contact hospice coordinator Jami Lockart at 283-7262.
    ✔ 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.

    Friday, June 30

  • John Sawyer's place in history

    When German traveler Frederick Gustorf visited Illinois in the mid-1830s, he kept a journal that was later published. In the journal, he described the traveling conditions and his impressions of the people he met along the way.
    Many travelers like Gustorf who visited America returned to their home country and wrote travel commentaries. Thousands of people, upon reading their books, were able to choose what place in America they wanted to settle.

  • Vandalia Memories