Today's News

  • Vandals end season with regional loss to Greenville

    A poor first half doomed Vandalia’s hopes of upsetting No. 1 seed Greenville in boys regional semifinals last Wednesday at Vandalia.

  • Vandals fall to Coal City at state

    Vandalia’s sixth-straight trip to the dual team state wrestling finals ended in the first round with a loss to the eventual third-place finisher.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Thomas Rich Wollin
    Rachel Leann Cage
    Mark Allen Stokes
    Melissa Marie Eddy
    Kevin Ray Critcheloe
    Renee Lynn Philpot
    William Trevor White
    Sara Irene Sporleder

  • Lincoln Day Dinner
  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 5

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ The St. Elmo Women's Civic Club meeting for this Thursday has been canceled. The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 9 and will include a salad supper and membership drive.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Steven C. Shaffer, 29, 2079 N. 2115, St. Elmo, was arrested on March 2 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. He was being held awaiting the setting of bond.
    • Alan D. Meyers, 34, 812 N. Main St., St. Elmo, was arrested on March 2 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge. Bond was $5,000.
    • Alberto V. Vela Jr., 38, 131 S. Shelby Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on March 2 for failure to appear in court on a domestic charge. Bond was $2,500.

  • Y now offers Silver Sneakers for seniors

    Approximately 74 senior citizens are participating in a relative new activity in the area and word is beginning to get out about it.

  • Two charged Tuesday with theft of area trailers

    A routine traffic stop on Tuesday led to the arrest of two individuals on charges related to recent trailer thefts in the Fayette County area.
    The office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison filed three charges against Johnny L. Baker, 18, 808 N. 800th St., Shobonier, and also charged theft charges against a local 17-year-old juvenile.
    Baker has been charged with:

  • Winter Hits Hard
  • A big hit for the city?

    A proposal by new Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner could have officials in Vandalia really sharpening their pencils as they draw up a new budget.
    Rauner recently announced that he would like to, as part of dealing with the state’s financial woes, cut in half the amount of income tax that the state gives to municipalities.
    On Monday night, Mayor Rick Gottman said that if Rauner’s proposal becomes reality, that would reduce the amount of the city’s income taxes from the state from $695,964 to $347,922 this year.