Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, September 8

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. 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 conference room at the Okaw Area Vocational Center on the Vandalia Community High School campus.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Wayne M. Hans, 48, 420 N. Kennedy Blvd., Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 4 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. Bond was $3,000.
    • Jeffrey E. Taylor, 22, 1230 W. Shelley Drive, Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 3 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis. No bond information was listed.
    • Wesley G. Diestelhorst, 60, 414 W. Gallatin St., Suite 1, Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 3 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,200.

  • Brownstown woman dies in Tuesday accident


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    A Brownstown woman sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident north of Brownstown early Tuesday morning.

  • Brown has a place in history

    The day Leah Rogne telephoned to advise me that she was visiting Vandalia on July 13 to research her great-grandfather, William H. Brown who moved from Kaskaskia to Vandalia very early, and needed my help; I will confess I didn’t know much about the man.
    What I did know about the man was that William H. Brown came to Vandalia from Kaskaskia with the capitol.  He was an attorney who did some notable things that I could not remember and then disappeared.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: The boy and older girl still live here; the boy works for the Corps of Engineers, and the girl works at a local bank. The two younger girls also grew up here and now live in Indianapolis, Ind.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1996 – The Vandalia City Council agreed that it was too late to move ahead with plans to put before city voters a referendum on a change in the form of local government.
    Travis Blain ran for 160 yards as the Vandalia Vandals defeated Nokomis, 21-0, in football action.
    The new work camp at Vandalia Correctional Center was ready to begin operations.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Madricka, the mother burro …
    … baby Buckwheat Burro’s mother, gave us a scare Monday morning, as she was lying down and couldn’t seem to get up.
    She had been eating well, drinking water and seemed to be fine until this morning.
    We called her OB-GYN veteranarian, Dr. Bristow, who arrived shortly after our call with his assistant, Taylor, and they thoroughly examined Madricka, and as she is so sweet and gentle, she cooperated nicely as they took her temperature, drew blood and checked her body for any problems.  

  • Frogtown News

    Sunday School Kickoff
    Next Sunday, Sept. 11, will be the first Sunday school session at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. It will begins at 10:30 a.m. and end at 11:15 a.m.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 132.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Cameron Brandt served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Brien Guy and Paul Reynolds.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Eva Alcorn
    -Joe, Carissa and unborn Emrick twins

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, September 1
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, September 3
    • See the day’s complete schedule in the St. Elmo News.
    Sunday, September 4
    • See the day’s complete schedule in the St. Elmo News.
    Monday, September 5
    • See the day’s complete schedule in the St. Elmo News.
    Tuesday, September 6