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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Steven W. Kazee Jr., 47, Trenton, Ky., was arrested on Sept. 11 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Charles W. Leidner, 33, 1103 W. Tower St., Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 11 for an alleged probation violation. No bond information was listed.
    • Kassandra W. Shelton, 19, was arrested on Sept. 11 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and operation of a vehicle with registration suspended. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, September 14

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at the Legion Home. The executive board meets at 5:30 p.m., and the regular meeting is at 6 p.m.

  • Groundbreaking held for Brownstown church

    Fayette Faces this week are many faces, the members of Brownstown First Christian Church who gathered at the west outer edge of Brownstown on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 20, for a groundbreaking service for their new church building.

  • Smith will seek second term

    Chris Smith feels he has accomplished a number of things in his first four years as Fayette County’s sheriff. Now, he’s ready to hold that post for another four years.

  • County OKs outside work on courthouse

    The Fayette County Board approved on Tuesday the low bid from a Vandalia contractor for exterior work on the county courthouse.
    The board accepted Lester Construction’s bid of $119,500, the lowest of two bids for the work, which will include guttering and window wells.
    Explaining the project, Chad Austin of the board’s building and grounds committee said that it’s “work that has got to be done before there’s more damage (to the exterior).”

  • Multiple partners, benefits

    Local farmers looked over the crops at the research center south of Brownstown last week, though it was a different group of people who planted those crops this year.

  • City oiling streets on west end of town, at lake

    Weather permitting, Vandalia's Public Works Department began on Tuesday, as indicated in red lines on the map shown here.

    They will also be oiling roads on both the north and south sides of Vandalia Lake.
    Because of this, city workers will not be picking up brush and other landscape waste until the middle of this month.

  • FAYCO Enterprises continues to receive accreditation

    CARF International announced that FAYCO Enterprises Inc. has been accredited for three years for its developmental training, residential and employment programs.
    This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards.

  • VCHS student council helping Texas grade school

    In response to the devastation caused in Texas by Hurricane Harvey, the Vandalia Community High School student council has adopted an elementary school in Texas.
    The student council will be accepting donations for students in pre-K through fifth grade at Southside Elementary School in Angleton, Texas.
    Donations appropriate for ages 5-11 are being accepted at the high school through next Friday and also at the varsity football Pink Bowl game with Greenville this Friday night.
    Items that are most needed include:
    • Backpacks

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • James C. Perry, 57, Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested on Sept. 5 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and speeding, and for failure to appear in court. Bond was $4,500.
    • Al L. Davis, 54, Tower Hill, was arrested on Sept. 4 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Steven R. Beck, 40, 117 N. Kane St., Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 4 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $500 cash.