Today's News

  • Winners in Lions' Halloween Parade

    The winners from the Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade last Thursday evening are as follows:
    Class A 1) Teutopolis 2) Bond County 3) Altamont. Class B 1) Ramsey 2) Greenville JH 3) St. Elmo. Best color guard-Teutopolis Best drum major-Teutopolis
    Walking Groups

  • Marriage Licenses

    Ryan Daniel Beck
    Browns Mills, N.J.
    Kaylee Amanda Abbott
    Browns Mills, N.J.
    Arnold Barry Rivera
    Paige Nichole Stine
    Mark Thomas Hebert
    Christy Ann Cook
    Tyler Wayne Butts
    St. Peter
    Mary Mae Cox
    Chad Mitchell Harrison
    Jenny Elizabeth Mick

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Kelsie M. Flemming, 26, 318 S. Second St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 31 for an alleged probation violation. Bond was $25,000.
    • Linda L. Owens, 48, 110 N. Coles St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 30 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • Matthew W. Warner, 52, 516 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 30 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    • Frederic D. Harsha, 68, 418 W. Washington St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 39 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $3,000.

  • Evans Library again holding Food for Fines

    Evans Public Library is sponsoring its annual Food for Fines program.
    Food for Fines allows people who have library fines to reduce them by donating non-perishable food items that are then given to the local food bank.
    In these tough economic times, there is an even greater need for services like the Fayette County Food Pantry, which will receive the food collected from Food for Fines.
    The Fayette County Food Pantry, managed by C.E.F.S., is located at 517 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia and distributes the food to people in need.

  • Calendar

    Friday, Nov. 3

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Teen Advisory Board will meet at the library at 4 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the board should contact Shawna Sprague at the library.

  • Governor touts importance of tourism

    Governor Bruce Rauner recently emphasized the role tourism plays in the economic health of Illinois communities at the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau annual meeting and awards luncheon. This year’s theme was “The Power of Tourism.”
    “As the third-largest employer in Illinois, the tourism industry is vital for the state’s economy and has created 20,000 new jobs over the past two years,” Rauner said.

  • Dressed in Seasonal Attire
  • Area volleyball teams knocked out of regionals

    Area volleyball teams saw their seasons come to an end with losses in regional play.
    The Lady Vandals closed out their season with a loss on Monday, and St. Elmo/Brownstown and South Central lost in the second round of regional play on Tuesday.
    Vandalia fell to Central A&M, 20-25, 22-25, in the first round of the regional tournament at Shelbyville on Monday.

  • Vandals face 9-0 Fairfield in postseason play

    A high-powered offense meets a stingy defense – that’s the scenario for the Vandals’ playoff game this Saturday at 2 p.m. in Fairfield.
    Finishing the year with a 6-3 record, the Vandals were designated a No. 15 seed in the southern bracket of the IHSA Class 3A playoffs.
    Their first round opponent is No. 2 seed Fairfield, which finished the regular season undefeated at 9-0.

  • Vandals come up short in shootout

    Within the first 2½ minutes of the Vandalia-Pana matchup at Pana on Friday, fans on both sides of the field realized that they were in for quite a game.