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Today's News

  • VJHS Wins Regional Opener

    The Vandalia Junior High School baseball team advanced to the second round in regional play with a 2-1 win over Alton in Vandalia on Tuesday afternoon. In defeating the fifth-seeded Alton, the fourth-seeded Vandals now face Edwardsville Lincoln at Greenville Junior High at 10 a.m. on Saturday. In the first photo, the Vandals Matthew Hagy successfully lays down a sacrifice bunt on Tuesday. In the second photo, winning pitcher Jayden Lotz fires a pitch while shortstop Owen Miller gets ready to field.

  • Lady Vandals 2-3 at tourney, SEB 3-2

    The Lady Vandals went 2-3 at A Grace Filled Tournament over the weekend.

  • Penalties, turnovers hurt Vandals in loss

    Reasons for the Vandals loss to Greenville in the annual Pink Bowl game on Friday at Mark Greer Field could, in part, be summarized by the Comets’ winning drive in the fourth quarter.

  • St. Elmo Firefighters Participate in 9/11 Ceremony

    Members of the St. Elmo Fire Department again participated in the 9/11 Memorial Climb and Ceremony hosted by HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    Members of the St. Elmo Fire Department who participated as the MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) honor guard were Chief Doug Engeljohn, Jim Giffin and Karen Wegscheid, and firefighter Josh Fulk who participated in the 110-Story Climb.

  • Live Line Demonstration
  • 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).”