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Today's News

  • Brownstown man dies in Tuesday wreck

    A Brownstown man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Tuesday evening.
    According to the Illinois State Police, Kenneth W. Eckhardt, 69, the preliminary investigation shows that Eckhardt was driving a 2000 Mercury Marquis at County Roads 1750 North and East 1250 when his vehicle left the roadway to the right, possibly due to a medical condition.
    The vehicle continued east on County Road 1750 North and into the right ditch, then struck a utility pole.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 11

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Trustees meets at 4:30 p.m. at Evans Public Library.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ Freshman orientation at Vandalia Community High School is at 6:30 p.m.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jolana A. Ribble, 29, Altamont, was arrested on May 9 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • Rebecca A. D’Angelo, 33, 319 Stone St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 8 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    • Zachary A. Skirvin, 30, 1320 W. South St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 8 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • A 16-year-old Vandalia resident was arrested on May 8 on a charge of criminal damage to property. No bond information was listed.

  • The Wait is Over
  • Truitt painting being auctioned to raise funds for city mural

    The committee in charge of Vandalia’s professional murals is selling a painting by a local artist to move closer to its goal for the first mural.

  • Looking for solutions

    The Fayette County Board will consider transferring more funds to cover its expenses, but not until a couple of its committees continuing discussing possible options to address the county’s financial difficulties.

  • Wicked Spring Weather
  • AAA Tumblers at Mattoon
  • YMCA hosting Pitch, Hit & Run on May 13

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County will host a free Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area youth on Saturday, May 13.
    Registration begins at 9 a.m., and competition begins at 9:30 a.m. The competition is being held at Vandalia Mutual Baseball Field & Denny’s Softball Field, located west of Vandalia Elementary School on West Fletcher Street.

  • Y's summer ball signup under way

    Registration for summer baseball and softball registration through the Family YMCA of Fayette County is under way for the 2017 season.