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Today's News

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Thursday, August 3

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Robert Lee Shoraga
    Vandalia
    Brittni Nichole Burk
    Vandalia
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    Gerald Noble Crisman
    Tamms
    Mary Ann Price
    Farina
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    Christopher Thomas Cox
    Collinsville
    Tara Delynn Henline
    Collinsville

  • Calendar

    Friday, August 4

    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Saturday, August 5

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Dionte R. Williams, 21, Carbondale, was arrested on July 30 on a charge of driving 26-34 mph over the speed limit. Bond was $1,600.
    • Bryan D. Henna, 33, 330 S. Coles St., Vandalia, was arrested on July 30 on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was $10,000.
    • Carlos I. Reyes, 36, Springdale, Ark., was arrested on July 29 on charges of improper lane usage, driving while his license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Dionte R. Williams, 21, Carbondale, was arrested on July 30 on a charge of driving 26-34 mph over the speed limit. Bond was $1,600.
    • Bryan D. Henna, 33, 330 S. Coles St., Vandalia, was arrested on July 30 on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was $10,000.
    • Carlos I. Reyes, 36, Springdale, Ark., was arrested on July 29 on charges of improper lane usage, driving while his license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.

  • Rural King recognizes long-time employee

    Melvin and Sherry Hill described their son, Tim, as a good, but adventurous young boy.

    “He loved to climb on things,” Sherry said. “One time, when he was going to feed his chickens, he jumped over the fence instead of opening the gate, fell and broke both of his arms. He was a good boy, just a daredevil,” she said.

  • Surplus monies will cover deficits in new city budget

    The Vandalia City Council has approved a budget that includes deficits in three funds, but those deficits will not create an overall deficit.
    That’s because surplus monies in those funds will be used, if necessary, to offset the deficits. Also, those deficits may be smaller than anticipated.
    Three days after going over the budget for the current fiscal year during a work session, the Vandalia City Council approved on Thursday afternoon a spending plan tied to that budget.

  • School will start even with fight on funding

    The start of a new school year may be delayed in some Illinois districts, but not in Vandalia.
    In recent weeks, Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well has kept school board members, administrators and teachers updated on the stalemate in the state capitol that means a delay in the release of funds to Illinois school districts.
    “There’s no mechanism yet to send out funds for schools,” Well told the Vandalia Board of Education at its July meeting.

  • Sprucing Up Our History
  • Happy – but hot – times at the Fayette County Fair (18 Photos)