Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Richard J. Eddy, 44, 1331 W. St. Clair St., Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 19 on a charge of aggravated battery. Bond was $30,000.
    • Levi J. Haslett, 34, 220 N. First St., Brownstown, was arrested on Dec. 19 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and unsafe tires. Bond was $1,500.
    • Thomas M. Callahan, 27, Chicago, was arrested on Dec. 18 onm a charge of criminal trespass to real property. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, December 22

    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
    ✔ The Fayette County Board meets in special session for discussion and approval to put on public display the county budge for the coming year.

    Friday, December 23

  • Vandalia in title game at St. Elmo Tourney

    Vandalia advanced to the title game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament on Saturday by defeating Cumberland on Saturday afternoon.

    The Vandals will play St. Elmo/Brownstown in the championship game, which has been postponed until Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

    The third-place game between Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City will be played at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

    South Central won the fifth-place game by defeating Mulberry Grove on Saturday evening.

  • Vandalia residents are asked to stay off streets

    Vandalia streets are very slick and hazardous. Mayor Rick Gottman and chief of police Jeff Ray are asking residents to stay off the streets so that city crews can put down salt, to allow emergency vehicles to travel safely.

  • An Honor Chorus Christmas
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Cozy In Their Barn
     “Lady,” the sweet little mini-horse and senior Homestead critter, and her barn buddy, “Buckwheat (Bucky) Burr,” are “snug as bugs in a rug,” as their conscientious and caring caretaker, namely Bill, cleaned their floors thoroughly, and filled their sleeping quarters with clean straw, covered their window with clear plexiglass, stopped up any drafty places and closes their door at night against any cold winds, rain, sleet or snow.

  • Frogtown News

    Shopping Trip
    Belinda Harpster and daughter, Mahala Jacquin, both of St. Peter, went to Paducah, Ky., on Saturday to Christmas shop. Mahala and Harper spent the night with Dane and Belinda on Friday. Nathan spent the week in Florida at the PGA training session.
    Nursing School Graduate

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, December 15
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Saturday, December 17
    • Caring and Sharing boxes will be available at the American Legion Home for people who have received letters confirming their eligibility to receive one.
    Sunday, December 18
    • First United Methodist Church children’s Christmas program, 10:35 a.m.
    • New Horizons Church children’s Christmas program, 6 p.m.

  • Hillsboro tops Lady Vandals

    Sammi Matoush scored 35 points to lead Hillsboro to a 67-38 win over the Lady Vandals last Thursday at Vandalia.

  • SEB, CHBC winners at St. Elmo

    St. Elmo/Brownstown and Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City were winners on Tuesday, the first night of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.
    The Eagles defeated Clay City, 91-19,  and CHBC edged Mulberry Grove, 67-64.
    The tournament continued on Wednesday night with Cumberland and Ramsey meeting at 6:15 p.m., followed by Vandalia versus South Central.
    The tournament continues into Saturday.