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Today's News

  • Vandalia Police

    Dec. 31

  • Calendar

    Friday, January 5

    ✔ Bingo resumes at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Monday, January 8

    ✔ The Vandalia Lions Club meets at Ponderosa Steakhouse. The executive board meets at 5:30 p.m., the meal is at 6 p.m. and the regular club meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, January 9

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Clifton L. Smith IV, 40, homeless, was arrested on Jan. 1 on charges of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, armed violence, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a hypodermic needle. No bond information was listed.
    • Scott L. Buckley, 28, Dieterich, was arrested on Jan. 1 on a charge of battery. Bond was $1,500.

  • A crowning achievement

    For Brandy Protz, a dream became reality when she was crowned the 36th Miss Indiana State University.

  • Recycling, distillery, mural make headlines in 2017

    With a new year just around the corner, it’s time to look back on 2017.

  • Calendar

    Friday, December 29

    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will not hold bingo on Dec. 22 and 29.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Sunday, December 31

    ✔ A New Year's Eve dance will be held from 8 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. at the Patoka Civic Center. "Gold Nuggets Band" will perform, and a potluck will be held, with ham provided. Admission is $10. Party favors will be provided.
    Monday, January 1

    NEW YEAR'S DAY

  • Marriage License

    The following marriage license application was filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Larry Bruce Kiel
    Shobonier
    Ivy Enano Gomez
    Shobonier

  • Sheriff's Office

    Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith filed the following report for November with the Fayette County Board:
    Public safety
    • Number of incident reports: 799.
    • Number of patrol miles: 24, 906.
    • Number of citations issued: 120. Revenue – traffic tickets, $10,268.41; and criminal DUIs, $6,185.25.
    • Process service: civil process/summons, 54; and warrants, 29.
    Jail
    • New inmates/bookings: 85.
    • Inmates released: 88.
    • Pretrial inmates: 129.

  • Vandalia Police

    Tuesday, Dec. 12
    • An officer responded at 1:10 a.m. to a burglar alarm at Wendy’s Restaurant on Veterans Avenue. An officer found an opened door and checked the building prior to the arrival of a keyholder.
    • During a parole check, Jessica R. Thomas, 23, of Vandalia, was arrested at 8:24 a.m. on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    • An officer took a report at 8:36 a.m. of a burglary at Jefferson Primary School.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Virginia A. Koontz, 28, 1910 W. Randolph St., Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 26 for an alleged probation violation. Bond was $10,000.
    • Melvin L. Hartfield, 45, Wichita, Kan., was arrested on Dec. 26 on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond information was listed.
    • Anthony L. Pharrow, 58, Cypress Gardens, Fla., was arrested on Dec. 25 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.