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Today's News

  • Attempted murder charge filed

    One day after a Vandalia man was arrested on four counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, one of those counts was upgraded to attempted first-degree murder.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s photo: The two kids in this photo, which was taken in the early 1940s, are cousins; their mothers were sisters. Both live in the Shobonier area.

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1990 – The Vandalia City Council voted to designate four parking spaces downtown for special uses – two for 15-minute parking in front of First Bank and First National Bank and two for disabled/handicapped parking.
    Ramsey Lions Club members were planning their annual community sale.
    The Rev. Edward Lucas of First Pentecostal Church was honored by his congregation for 25 years as a minister.

    30 Years Ago

  • Vandalia Memories

    Fred Cohoon posted on the Vandalia Memories Facebook page this photo of the students at Woodyard School taken in September 1932.

  • The Lincolns are returning to town

    In a little more than a week, Vandalia will be host to the 2015 Abraham Lincoln Presenters annual convention. Vandalia’s own “Abe,” Lewis Clymer is this year’s host being joined by his daughter, Joy, in welcoming the Lincoln Presenters. In fact, the entire town is getting in on the action.

  • Parks forum is Thursday

    Do you have a strong opinion on whether the Vandalia Park District should allow the presence of alcohol at softball games and special events in the city's parks? If so, next Thursday is the time to voice those opinions.
    The park district is holding a public hearing on the issue at 6 p.m. next Thursday in the Little Theater at Vandalia Elementary School.

  • Man arrested for allegedly shooting at another person

     

  • 50-year Mason
  • Pennington recognized at Girl Scout meeting

    Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois held its sixth annual meeting on April 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn in O’Fallon.
    During the meeting, approximately 300 Girl Scout members (adults and girls) from throughout Southern Illinois elected Board of Directors members and received a “State of the Council” report from Dixie Travelstead, GSSI Board of Director chair, and Villie M. Appoo, GSSI chief executive officer.

  • 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.