Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Megan E. Duckworth, 27, Collinsville, was arrested on June 6 on charges of driving without a license, no front license plate, expired registration sticker, no signal lamp, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and possession of a hypodermic needle. Bond was $1,500.
    • Charles E. Horn Sr., 50, Donnellson, was arrested on June 5 for contempt of court. Bond was $75 cash.
    • Joseph M. McConkey, 43, 1990 E. 1600 Ave., St. Elmo, was arrested on June 5 for an alleged violation of bail bond. Bond was $25,000.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 8

    ✔ 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 executive board meets at 5:30 p.m. and the regular monthly meeting is at 6 p.m.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ 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.

  • News Briefs

    VBS at Parkview Free Methodist Church

    Parkview Free Methodist Church, located at 1507 W. Jefferson St. in Vandalia, will hold Vacation Bible School this Saturday.
    Registration for “Once in a Minion” begins at 9:30 a.m., and VBS ends at 2 p.m., with lunch being provided. The VBS is open to all children preschool age through age 10.

    VBS at St. Elmo Christian Church

  • Brookstone enhanced by trio

    Residents of Brookstone Estates in Vandalia have long enjoyed the grassy, enclosed courtyard in the center of the circular arrangement of living quarters, like a sheltered atrium, but easily accessible to all residents and in full view of the Brookstone staff.

  • Summer Reading Program Kickoff
  • Youth Workcamps coming in 2018

    Having been involved in several Workcamps Home Repair missions, Staci Carroll saw how the program allows youth to help individuals in need while also beautifying communities.
    Therefore, Carroll wanted to see about bringing the program to Vandalia. Her timing couldn’t have been better.
    “It was a God thing,” Carroll said about approaching Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman last year.

  • Recycling vote coming in two weeks

    The Vandalia City Council could be voting on a water bill surcharge for recycling in two weeks.
    Mayor Rick Gottman said at Monday’s city council meeting that results from a survey on the proposed monthly surcharge of $1.25 that ended on Sunday evening “have been collected.
    “We will have a full report at the next (council) meeting (on Monday, June 19) to be acted on.”

  • Card Shower

    June Caylor
    A card shower has been requested for June Caylor, who will celebrate her 92nd birthday this Friday.
    Cards may be sent to her at: June Caylor, 1425 E. 2800 Ave., Ramsey, Ill. 62080.

  • Physicians Mutual
  • VCA music students perform at Brookstone

    Several music students from Vandalia Christian Academy presented a music program at Brookstone Estates in Vandalia on the afternoon of May 21.
    The program began with the reading of Psalm 150 and each student introducing himself or herself.
    The first group sang “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” with CD accompaniment; a Jewish song, “How Good and Joyous,” with autoharp and tambourine accompaniment; and “Be Well and Happy,” sung a capella.
    The students in that group are Kali Portz, Alton Emerick, Keagan Timmons and J.J. Johnson.