Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Homestead Critter Talk …
    … is varied on the Homestead, from early morning until night.
     “Rooster Cogburn,” the little banty rooster, wakes everyone up around 5 or so in the morning with his wake-up crowing. The “girls,” Rhonda and Blackie (hens), talk to each other, clucking and cackling, and it almost sounds like singing sometimes.

  • Community Garden Harvest Festival
  • Three arrested on meth charges on Monday

    The Fayette County Sheriff’s office arrested three individuals on methamphetamine charges on Monday, with one of the men taken into custody on 15 charges.
    Arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver were Samuel E. Brummet, 29, of Ramsey; Justin D. Blackburn, 25, of Ramsey; and Jacob L. Lowe, 41, of Pana.
    Blackburn was also arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, use of property (a trailer) for methamphetamine production, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Marriage Licenses

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

    Nicholas Alexander Reeder
    Kristen Elizabeth Pontious
    Belle Blossom Stine
    Brett Lee Smith
    Jordan Alexander Conner
    Joy Rebecca Dice
    Sheldon Marc Schulte
    Heidi Lee Boley
    Sonny Lee Mays

  • VPD Chief Visits VJHS
  • See You at the Pole

    Students at Vandalia Junior High School observed See You at the Pole last Wednesday morning.

  • Where are they now?

    City where you currently reside: Effingham
    Year graduated from VCHS: Both in 1983.

  • Bridge Project Under Way
  • Extending water to lake area discussed

    “We need to start looking for grants to extend water to the lake,” Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman said at Monday’s city council meeting.
    Gottman said that the city is interested in extending water lines to provide service to residents in the Vandalia Lake area, and he got aldermen’s permission to have the city’s consulting engineers, John H. Crawford & Associates, put together an estimate for such a project.

  • City looks to add 2-hour limitation with angle parking

    About six weeks after putting in angle parking in two downtown blocks, the Vandalia City Council will now vote on parking limits during the day in those blocks.
    The council, at the recommendation of its streets committee, will vote at its Oct. 17 meeting on an ordinance amendment for two-hour parking from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on weekdays in the 100 blocks of Fifth and Sixth streets.
    The ordinance amendment will also include the 100 block of Sixth Street, which already has two-hour parking signs posted.