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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Lyndsay N. Doehring 30, 704 N. Fourth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 5 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Toni R. Rutherford, 25, 732 S. Eighth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 5 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Erik M. Klein, 30, 1320 W. South St., Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 5 for failure to appear in court and on a charge of theft more than $300. Bond was $2,500.
    • Randall L. Buie, 52, St. Elmo, was arrested on Dec. 5 on an alleged probation violation. Bond was $5,000.

  • A coffee shop downtown

    Have you ever been busy, running errands, shopping (and still need to pick up a unique and special gift),  perhaps needing to check your phone or email  messages or make a quick phone call, meet someone and, most of all, need sit down and have a quick (and quiet) cup of coffee while taking care of some or all of the above things.

  • Briefs

    22/22 Challenge begins on Jan. 2

    With a 2012 study conducted by the Veterans Administration that shows that 22 veterans commit suicide each day, Northside Christian Church is inviting community members to join a national challenge at the Family YMCA of Fayette County.
    The challenge is to do 22 pushups each day for 22 days.

  • BSE second at CHBC Tourney, Lady Vandals go to 1-1

    Brownstown/St. Elmo took second place in the Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Thanksgiving Tournament, falling to Neoga, 63-56, in the championship game.
    The Lady Bombers took a 7-5 lead after one quarter and by one, 19-18, at halftime. However, Neoga took the lead for good by outscoring BSE 24-13 in the third quarter.
    BSE outscored Neoga in the final stanza, but a 24-21 edge wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit.
    Dana Shelton led BSE with 16 points and her sister, Deana, added 13. Claire Wilhour was also in double figures with 10.

  • Vandals cruise past MG in opener

    Nathan Casey and Marcus Zimmerman each scored 10 points as the Vandals built up an early lead against Mulberry Grove and coasted to a 85-42 win in their season opener on Tuesday night.

  • Wrestlers open season with win

    With a number of its wrestlers competing at the varsity level for the first time, Vandalia used five pins to open its season with a win on Tuesday.

  • Patoka holds off SEB to win MG title

    Even after they walked away with the championship trophy with Mulberry Grove on Saturday, Joey Eddy’s players may tell you that he pointed out some errors they made in the title game.

  • Hodson uses Christmas gift to make others

    Wanda Hodson had always liked to sew, making curtains and sewing for her children. A Christmas gift from her husband two years ago led her into creating items of beauty that not only brought enjoyment to her family and friends, but also brought requests for her to make such things as gifts for friends and family of her friends and family.

  • April election filing period coming soon

    While the next election is still about four months away, the ballots for that election will take shape in a couple of weeks.
    The filing period for candidates in the April 4 consolidated election is Dec. 12-19, and there will be a lot of local positions filled at that election.
    In Vandalia, residents will elect a mayor and city clerk, and fill five spots on the Vandalia City Council.
    Rick Gottman has announced that he will seek to become the first five-term mayor, and Peggy Bowen will be running for a sixth term as city clerk.

  • Bond reduction for Frakes denied

    A Vandalia man charged with child pornography has had his second request for reduction of his bond amount denied.