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Today's News

  • The fight against synthetic drugs

    Calling together for a town hall meeting members of a team fighting the use and sale of synthetic drugs, state Sen. Kyle McCarter asked those attending the meeting to join the team.
    McCarter, a Republican from Lebanon, set up the town hall meeting to educate the public on synthetic drugs, a growing problem throughout the state.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Michelle L. Koonce, 37, 1741 E. 1575 Ave., Brownstown, was arrested on June 9 on a Bond County warrant for a charge of deceptive practices. Bond was $1,000.
    • Sarah A. Davis, 41, 2819 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on June 8 on a charge of fraud. Bond was $7,500.
    • Christopher R. Ralston, 30, Robinson, was arrested on June 8 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked, illegal transportation of alcohol and speeding. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 11

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Trustees meets at 4:30 p.m. at Evans Public Library.
    ✔ 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. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

  • Prime Timers taking bus trip

    The Fayette and Bond County Farm Bureaus are sponsoring a Prime Timers bus trip to Arthur on Saturday, June 20.
    The trip will be for a full day and will include many activities in Amish country.
    The bus will be making stops at both Farm Bureau offices to pick up attendees. The bus will be leaving from Greenville at 8 a.m. and will stop in Vandalia at about 8:30.
    The first stop of the day will be at a market in downtown Arthur. The market includes crafts, foods and some antiques. Following the market, the group will head to Beachy’s Bulk Foods.

  • Ian Murrell holding recital

    A fundraising recital will be held on Saturday, June 13, for a Vandalia resident who has been accepted for study in Colorado this summer.

  • Births

    Emmet Alan Reents
    Matt and Afthan Reents of Hillsboro are the parents of a boy born at 9:17 a.m. on May 3, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital.

  • Vandalia 4-H Shamrocks Donate Book to Library
  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses. There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit. Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.

  • Fisher – 70 years

    An open house will be held this Saturday for a couple formerly from Brownstown who will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary later this month.

  • Seaton – 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Seaton of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12.
    An open house to celebrate the anniversary will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. The Seatons request no gifts.