Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jonathan M. Henderson, 19, Florissant, Mo., was arrested on April 5 on charges of speeding, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, illegal transportation of alcohol and possession of cannabis. Bond was $2,000.
    • Kelli C. White, 30, 101 S. Fifth St., Apt. 4, Vandalia, was arrested on April 5 on a charge of driving without a license. Bond was $1,500.
    • Harvey L. Newburn, 33, Cowden, was arrested on April 4 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.

  • Calendar of Events

    Thursday, April 7

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia meets at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
    ✔ 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, April 8

  • Voter mailing not coming from county clerk

    Fayette County Clerk Vicky L. Conder announced on Monday that all election authorities were recently advised by the Illinois State Board of Elections of a mailing that has gone out in March from the Voter Participation Center in Chicagoto all non-registered voters in Illinois, and that a second similar mailing is going out this summer.
    This mailing contains a letter from the VPA and a voter registration form with the name and address of each applicable election authority for their reference should they wish to register to vote.

  • Davis notebook wins state award for HCE

    The Fayette County Association for Home and Community Education is a member of the Illinois Association HCE, and its title describes the organization’s goals – to help bring awareness and educational information to homes and the communities in which they live.

  • Cleanup Week is April 18-22

    Vandalia residents who are customers of Doty Sanitation will have the opportunity to get rid of unwanted items during the city’s annual Cleanup Week, April 18-22.
    The unwanted items are to be placed alongside regular trash on residents’ normal trash pickup days.
    The city asks residents to pile items on the curbside in a manner that they would wish to pick it up themselves. Any lumber should be cut into reasonable lengths, stacked and, if possible, bundled into reasonable weights.  

  • Fitness evaluation OK'd for Hammer

    A Vandalia woman who has been charged with causing serious injury to her infant child will be evaluated to determine whether she is fit to stand trial.

  • Ramsey Community Sale
  • New city ward map discussed

    In Vandalia’s 2013 municipal election, Jerry Swarm received 130 votes in winning a Ward I aldermanic seat. In that same election, Andy Lester won a Ward IV seat with 436 votes.
    In the 2015 election, Ken Hubler received only 22 votes, seven more than his opponent, to win a Ward I seat. In Ward IV, B. John Clark received three times more votes than Hubler.
    The vote totals from those recent elections show the disparity in the size of Vandalia’s four wards, something that Vandalia officials agreed to do something about at the end of last year.

  • Vandalia Old Capitals sweep Belleville Stags

    The Vandalia Old Capitals Vintage baseball club swept the Belleville Stags Saturday afternoon in a doubleheader at Moose Meadows in Belleville. In the first game, the Old Capitals dominated the Stags, scoring 15 runs as they held the Stags to just three. Cody Hawkins picked up the win from the mound, while Codey Norris led the way offensively, finishing 4-for-4 from the plate. Matt Frkovich also added four hits and four RBI’s in the game-one victory.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Apr. 7)