Today's News

  • News Briefs

    Relay for Life book sale continues

    A book sale to benefit the Fayette County Relay for Life is continuing at National Bank, 520 W. Gochenour St., Vandalia.
    The sale will continue until all books are sold.

    VCHS book fair is this week

    Vandalia Community High School is hosting a book fair through Monday, from 8-4 p.m. daily. Parents may go online to shop and place orders at scholastic.com/schoolbookfairs.
    For more information, contact Fran Rickman at 283-5155 ext 288.

  • Vandalia is starting point for National Road tour

    Illinois will be the starting point for an antique car and truck tour observing the 200th anniversary of when National Road construction began.
    The National Road Alliance, comprised of the six National Road states, is coordinating the tour that begins on May 1 in Vandalia and ends on May 7 in Cumberland, Md., where a celebration is being held to observe the road’s origin.

  • Lions' circus is next Wednesday

    The Kelly Miller Bros. Circus, founded during the Depression, is marking another milestone this year as it celebrates its 73rd anniversary.
    Founded in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons, Kelly and Dores, this traditional tented circus has seen the passing of the millennium and still offers the same great family entertainment it presented in its humble beginnings.

  • Marriage Licenses-April 14,2011

    The following marriage licenses have been issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:

    Darren Ray Sullens
    Donna Faye Simpson
    Roger Lynn Mosley Jr.
    Tara Joyce Rittis
    Anthony Leon Hebenstreit
    Kendall Rae Washburn

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-April 14, 2011

    • Daniel J. Durbin, 27, 304 N. Pine St., Apt. B, St. Elmo, was arrested on April 12 on an alleged violation of an order of protection. Bond was $5,000.
    • Ronald L. Patnode, 50, 1502 N. Eighth St., Apt. 15, Vandalia, was arrested on April 12 on a charge of pedestrian under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Bond was $120 cash.
    • Stetson W. Stokes, 19, RR 2, Brownstown, was arrested on April 11 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, April 14

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ 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. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.
    Friday, April 15

    ✔ Patoka Junior High School students will be observing Earth Day by helping to clean up the Patoka Park and Patoka Cemetery.

  • Vandalia softball to play at home on Tuesday

    The softball game between Vandalia and Altamont scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, has been moved from Altamont to Vandalia.

    The game will be played at 4:15 p.m. at the fields between VCHS and Vandalia Elementary School.

  • Willow Grove holding two meetings on Tuesday

    Martin Culik, senior project manager, announced that Willow Grove Carbon Solutions will be hosting two meetings for landowners in the Loudon area on Tuesday, April 12, in St. Elmo and Beecher City.

    The St. Elmo meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the First Church of God at on North Walnut Street, while the Beecher City meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Kluthe Center.

  • Church Briefs

    Living Way of the Cross is Wednesday
    The youth of Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia invite the public to join them in praying "The Living Way of the Cross" next Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the church.
    The path of Jesus' suffering and death will be dramatized, with responses and a familiar hymn after each station.
    The "Via Delorosa" or "Sorrowful Way" is a centuries-old commemoration of the work of salvation that Jesus accomplished through his suffering and death.

  • Evergreen Outreach-April 7, 2011

    By Joyce Mueller
    Finally, we have moved into the spring season. The days are longer; the songs of birds are heard; the fields will soon become dark patches for planting; and new life is all around us. Very soon, it will be Easter, and everyone attending Evergreen Outreach has expectations of the special afternoon presentations.
    This past Monday, we had a capacity crowd of 150 or more.