Today's News

  • Vandalia FFA members travel to officer retreat

    The Vandalia FFA officer team, along with adviser Mandy Totten, traveled to Bloomington on July 7 to Escape Bloomington for its summer officer retreat.

  • College News

    Northern Michigan University
    Dana Koerner graduated magna cum laude from Northern Michigan in May.

  • Honor Rolls

    Fourth Quarter
    High Honors
    Freshmen – Adeline Bowen, Sarah Craig, Anna DePaolo, Bryce Dunn, Kennedy Fiscus, Caddie Howard, Shelby Nash, Dezsiree Pyle, Madison Smith, Zachary Stephenson, Daniel Summann and Emma Warner.
    Sophomores – Sydney Austin, James Bowen, Hope Clymer-Budny, Kacey Elam, Karsyn Garrison, Olivia Marquardt, Audrey Myers, Alli Palmer, Anthony Runkel, Scott Shulman, Nicholas Wollerman and Rachel Zimmerman.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Best-Laid Plans of Mice & Men …
    … often go astray, as events at the Homestead proved last week.
    Bill was comfortably sitting in his recliner chair Saturday, but had mentioned earlier not feeling very well.  As the day progressed, he was feeling worse and he suspected pneumonia, which he has experienced in the past.  

  • Frogtown News

    Return from Vacation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter and Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., all flew to Kennebunkport, Maine, on Saturday, July 9.
    They rented a house there, and did a lot of sightseeing, including the summer home of former President George and Barbara Busch.

  • St. Elmo News

    Monday, July 25
    • Fayette County Home and Community Education Board, 10 a.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    • St. Elmo Lions Club, 6 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Wednesday, July 27
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building. Grade school supplies will be collected.
    Thursday, July 28
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Maverick Restaurant, Litchfield.  
    Alumni Banquet Info

  • State director gives info on handling hot weather

    With high temperatures expected over the next couple of days, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. is urging Illinoisans to take preventive actions to avoid heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

  • Fair Winds Down With Rodeo
  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Ethan J. Thompson, 19, 107 N. Adams, Herrick, was arrested on July 19 on charges of speeding, illegal consumption of alcohol, reckless driving and improper lane usage. Bond was $2,000.
    • Tiffany R. Smart-Powell, 18, 1410 N. Seventh St., Vandalia, was arrested on July 18 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    • Dillon S. Freeman, 21, RR 2, Vandalia, was arrested on July 18 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.

  • News Briefs

    Tools for School distribution Aug. 10-13

    Tools for School, a program that provides free school supplies to Fayette County in-need students, pre-kindergarten through junior college, will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia on the following dates:
    • Wednesday, Aug. 10 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thursday, Aug. 11 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 12 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 13 – 9 a.m.-noon.