Today's News

  • Vandals' comeback against Comets falls short

    One night after fighting off a comeback attempt, the Vandals staged their own against Greenville last Thursday. And, like their opponents on Wednesday, the Vandals came up one point short.

  • Patoka, St. Anthony 3-0 at VHT

    Patoka and Effingham St. Anthony were undefeated in pool play going into the third day of the 45th annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament.

  • Well Reaches 1,000-Point Plateau
  • Vandals hold off BES to take SEHT title

    Vandalia fended off a fourth-quarter flurry by St. Elmo/Brownstown to slip by the Eagles and win the championship of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, December 29

    ✔ 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.

    Friday, December 30

    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Saturday, December 31


    Sunday, January 1

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Darrell W. Gann, 37, 125 E. Third St., Ramsey, was arrested on Dec. 26 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $200 cash.
    • Amy Huskey, 31, 20 Oak Grove Lane, Brownstown, was arrested on Dec. 25 on charges of driving without a valid license and no front license plate. Bond was $1,500.
    • Anthony L. Meyer, 51, 726 Pineview, Ramsey, was arrested on Dec. 24 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $200.
    • Imari S. Robinson, 25, Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested on Dec. 24 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $3,500.

  • School district continues to wait on state funds

    The Vandalia School District is continuing to keep its head above water despite delays in funds coming from the state.
    Superintendent Rich Well told the board of education last week that the district has not received categorical payments, for such things as transportation, this year, and is short a payment from last year.
    Well said he is “really disheartened by the lack of something getting done,” the lack of action on school reform, in the state capital.

  • Carson gets response from President Obama

    Chloe Carson is an 18-year-old Brownstown High School senior, very sweet and courteous. She likes animals, is active in school, and sings in her church’s choir and at school.  

  • A work in progress

    The Fayette County Board voted during a special meeting last week to put the new county budget out for public viewing, but not until board members had continued to talk about the need to fine tune it.
    The proposed budget shows the general fund with a deficit of $527,832 at the end of the fiscal year ending on Nov. 30 of next year.
    When board member Wade Wilhour asked, “Is this one of the worst budgets we’ve passed?” board Chairman Jeff Beckman said, “Yes,” and Vice Chairman Darrell Schaal said, “Probably.”

  • Caring & Sharing

    Four decades ago, the Fayette County Health Department initiated a program through which Christmas baskets were given to six less-fortunate families in the county. Today, that program continues to thrive on a much larger scale.