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  • College News

    University of Illinois
    Cheyenne Summers of Nokomis was named to the dean’s list in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Science for the fall semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    A 2015 graduate of Nokomis High School, she is majoring in animal sciences.

  • NHS Induction at VCHS

    New Members
    Scott Shulman
    Nathaniel Weaver
    Reyna Arenas
    Adeline Bowen
    Sarah Craig
    Anna DePaolo
    Morgan Dothager
    Bryce Dunn
    Kennedy Fiscus
    Delora Hedgpeth
    Caddie Howard
    J'Amy Jackson
    Bailey Maroon
    Alexis McNealy
    Kaitlyn Mills
    Shelby Nash
    Dezsiree Pyle
    Dawson Reeter
    Madison Schmitt
    Emma Warner

    Two-Year Members
    Sydney Austin
    James Bowen

  • NHS Pinning Ceremony
  • Residents need to use paper bags for landscape waste

    As Vandalia residents plan to clear their yards of limbs, leaves and other landscape waste, they are reminded that only paper bags are to be used for grass clippings and leaves.
    The landscape waste in paper bags, as well as limbs and sticks, is to be placed in a pile along their street for pickup.
    Vandalia’s public works department routine runs routes for pickups of landscape waste once a week, usually early in the week, depending on the weather.
    Large, 30-pound paper bags are available locally at a number of local businesses.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Michael S. Harshani, 21, Pana, was arrested on March 6 on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. No bond information was listed.
    • Zane A. Doyle, 19, 225 S. Eighth St., Vandalia, was arrested on March 5 on a charge of retail theft. Bond was $1,500.
    • Eric L. Hasenfratz, 41, High Ridge, Mo., was arrested on March 4 on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $20,000.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 8

    ✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at South Central High School in Farina. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or go online to redcrossblood.org.
    ✔ Evans Public Library’s Homeschool Group will meet from 1-2 p.m. Anyone intersted in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. at the Legion Home.

  • Vandalia Police

    March 5
    • 4:02 p.m. – Officers arrested Travis Dutton, 36, of Vandalia, in the 200 block of North Kennedy Boulevard on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.
    • 8:18 p.m. – During a traffic stop at Veterans Avenue and Sunset Drive, officers arrested Richard Dutton, 56, of Altamont, on charges of driving while his license is revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Adena Eltzroth, 35, of Vandalia, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a hypodermic needle.

  • Cleanup Week is April 23-27

    Vandalia’s citywide Cleanup Week is about seven weeks away.
    At its meeting on Monday, the Vandalia City Council set Cleanup Week for April 23-27.
    During Cleanup Week, residents who are customers of Doty Sanitation can set out unwanted items with their regular trash on their regular trash pickup days. Phone calls to city hall for pickup of unwanted items are not necessary.
    Items that will not be accepted include: paint in the wet stage, car batteries, tires, brush and landscape waste, construction materials and hazardous waste.

  • Chamber president touts benefits of shopping locally

    Like others who have served in the position before him, this year’s president of the Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce urged chamber members, and all local residents, to shop locally as much as possible.