Today's News

  • 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.

  • VCHS duo wins 3 medals at state meet

    With two scratches, Vandalia’s Ethan Meyer had only one opportunity to prove that he is one of the top triple jumpers in the state.

  • Join the fight against cancer

    There isn't a person who hasn't suffered the effects of cancer, either directly or through the attack of the disease on a family member or friend. The fight to beat the disease has been a long and hard one, one that will continue until a cure can be found.
    Locally, a big part of that fight is the annual Relay for Life, where loved ones who lost the fight are remembered, where survivors are honored and where the community comes together to raise funds for the fight.

  • Some women went to the big city

    Last week, while looking through a box that I had packed away some years back, I found a recipe box full of recipes that had belonged to my Aunt Frieda Torbeck.

  • Vandalia Memories

    Now the home of Allen's Furniture, at the southeast corner of Fourth and Gallatin streets, this building was the home of Star Store.

    The photo was found by Vandalia Memories Administrator Kathy Schultz as she looked through 1910-12 copies of the Vandalois, the Vandalia Community High School yearbook.

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1990 –  Twenty “Vandalia” banners were purchased by Soroptimist International of Vandalia, with help from local organizations, businesses and individuals. They were to be hung from street lights along Gallatin and South Fourth streets. The banners featured the Vandalia Statehouse and an outline of the bottom portion of Illinois in white on a blue background with some red trim.
    The Vandalia City Council organized a seven-member tourism council.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s photo: This "premie" will turn the Big 3-0 in June. He has lived in Fayette County all of his life, and he still loves wrestling, football and fishing. He is the youngest of three boys.

  • Cades have been on a 10-year liver journey

    Rich and Heidi Cade, and their daughter, Madeline, began a journey 10 years ago, setting out together, accompanied by their Savior and Comforter, Jesus Christ.

  • Relay for Life is this Saturday

    The Fayette County Relay for Life will be held this Saturday in Vandalia.

  • Town meeting Thursday on synthetic drugs

    Education and awareness are important tools to combat the serious health threat caused by a rise in synthetic drugs, according to state Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon).
    The rise of those synthetic drugs in Illinois and across the nation is keeping law enforcement, health professionals and drug counselors working overtime, said McCarter, who wants to play a leadership role in addressing the problem.
    McCarter is hosting a district-wide town hall meeting on synthetic drugs from 6:30-8 p.m. this Thursday at Vandalia Junior High School.