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Today's News

  • Charges filed after discharge of firearm

    A Vandalia man who sought treatment for a gunshot wound on Saturday evening has been charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors.
    According to Vandalia Police reports, officers responded to Fayette County Hospital at 7:31 p.m. for a report of a male who had sustained a gunshot wound.
    Upon investigation, Drew E. Losier, 18, was arrested on charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identication Card, criminal damage to property and criminal damage to property more than $500.

  • Vandalia Police

    Feb. 12
    • 3:52 a.m. – Police took a report of theft in the 400 block of West Gallatin Street.
    • 5:14 p.m. – Police arrested Carolyn E. Tedrick, 27, of Kinmundy, in the 1000 block of West Edwards Street on charges of possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct.
    • 5:22 p.m. – Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 1000 block of Burtschi Street. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the Fayette County Hospital emergency room for treatment. No further information was available.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Denise L. White, 36, Beecher City, was arrested on Feb. 20 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    Noah A. Kozak, 19, 630 S. Fifth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 20 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Hunter W. Haaz, 26, 985 E. 2500 Ave., Ramsey, was arrested on Feb. 19 on charges of violating child sex offender registration and unlawful use or possession of a weapon. He was released on a $15,000 personal recognizance bond.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, February 22

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. at Evans Public Library.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. at the Legion Home.

    Friday, February 23

    ✔ Bingo is held at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.

  • Logo Finalists
  • Six headed to State
  • Third-graders advance to state
  • Four Vandal Gridders Going On To The Next Level

    Four members of the record-setting Vandalia Community High School 2017 football squad signed letters of intent to continue playing football.

    Marcus Zimmerman signed to play at McKendree College in Lebanon, Ethan Bayles signed to play at Upper Iowa in Fayette, Iowa, and Chandler Boyd and Dylan Garrett signed with Eureka College in Eureka. They were members of the first VCHS fooatball team to advance to the third round of the state playoffs, defeating Fairfield and rival Greenville in the first two rounds.

  • Advances in 3-Point Contest
  • JH Volleyball

    In junior high volleyball action on Tuesday, Vandalia Junior High School’s seventh-graders lost to Pana, 10-25, 10-25. Their record is now 5-8.
    The eighth-graders defeated Pana in three games, 25-23, 19-25, 25-16. They improved to 13-3 on the season.
    On Monday, the VJHS seventh-graders lost to Trimpe, 17-25, 14-25.
    The eighth-graders won, 25-20, 26-24.
    Last Thursday, the VJHS seventh-graders lost to Hillsboro, 11-25, 21-25.
    The eighth-graders defeated Hillsboro, 25-23, 25-8.