Today's News

  • TAILS – Everyone wins

    On their own, three individuals had the idea of taking dogs to Vandalia Correctional Center to have offenders work with them. When the three people got together, the idea became a reality.

  • Calendar

    Friday, August 25

    ✔ St. Peter Prairie Days begins with fish, chicken and ribeye dinner at 5 p.m., sand volleyball and softball tournaments at 6 p.m. and "Cary Miller Band" at 8 p.m.
    ✔ 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 26

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jeremiah W. Bobbett, 26, Xenia, was arrested on Aug. 22 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    • Perry A. Gentry, 22, 108 W. Elm St., Brownstown, was arrested on Aug. 21 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Gregory A. Jones, 30, Nokomis, was arrested on Aug. 20 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. No bond information was listed.
    • Joshua R. Willis, 28, RR 2, Vandalia, was arrested on Aug. 20 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.

  • FNB warns customers about possible scam

    Customers of First National Bank of Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville are advised to be aware of a possible phone scam.
    In recent weeks, individuals have reported receiving phone calls that on their caller ID indicate are coming from First National Bank in Vandalia.
    One person reported that the caller was attempting to sell them a vacation. She became suspicious and immediately hung up. First National Bank is not selling any vacations, condos, or other related trips.  

  • Documenting the First Day
  • Perfect Alignment
  • A New School Year
  • Another delay in Koontz case

    A child pornography case that has already been delayed due to unique circumstances a couple of times took another unusual turn on Monday afternoon.

  • A case of West Nile virus reported in Fayette County

    A case of West Nile virus has been found in Fayette County.
    Jodi Smith, director of Environmental Health for Fayette County Health Department, said, “Routine mosquito testing has identified the first West Nile virus positive batch of mosquitoes in Fayette County in 2017.
    “These results demonstrate the continued need for people to ensure they are protected from mosquito bites,” Smith said.
    The mosquito sample was collected in rural Shobonier last Tuesday and tested last Thursday.

  • Recycling response

    “I am troubled that there were comments at the last council meeting that there was a feeling that the council was ‘lied to’ or ‘snookered’ by FAYCO Enterprises or myself.”
    That was part of the statement that FAYCO Executive Director Kim Taylor delivered on Monday night in response to comments made by some Vandalia aldermen two weeks earlier.