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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Wesley A. Logue, 22, 518 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on March 25 on a charge of retail theft. Bond was $1,500.
    • Lance J. Jones, 39, Mountain View, Mo., was arrested on March 24 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • April D. Stewart, 23, 303 N. Pine St., Apt. C, St. Elmo, was arrested on April 23 on charges of domestic battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, child endangerment and criminal damage to property. She was released at the order of the state’s attorney’s office.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 27
    ✔ The 20th annual antique tractor show at Village Square Mall will be held Thursday through Sunday. The mall is located on Ill. Route 45 south of Effingham. It is sponsored by the Old National Trail and East Central Illinois Two-Cylinder clubs and the County Line Sod Busters. Those interested in displaying tractors or getting more information may call 483-6241, 217-536-6315 or 673-2346.

  • Truckers' chaplain speaks, performs at Lenton Luncheon

    Chaplain Dock Hinman of the Association of Christian Truckers was the speaker at last week’s Lenten Luncheon, also providing inspirational music, accompanying himself on his guitar.

  • A helping hand ... and leg

    Brenda Dunaway knew right after the birth of her son, Colton, that there was a problem. The nurse alerting her of the problem also told her who she could turn to for help.

  • Route 51 hearings are next week

    Illinois Department of Transportation officials say that hearings next week will be the last opportunity for area residents to comment on IDOT’s alternative plans for four-lane expansion of U.S. Route 51.

  • School board OKs more cuts

    The Vandalia Board of Education on Tuesday approved a deficit reduction plan under which 12 teaching positions would be eliminated, retirees would not be replaced and several other spending cuts would be made to offset an annual state aid shortfall of $1.8 million during the past three years.

  • School district to hold public hearing on economic issues

    The Vandalia School District will hold a public hearing related to district finances prior to Tuesday's school board meeting.

    According to an agenda released on Friday, the public hearing concerns "honorable dismissals on economic necessity."

    The public hearing is at 4:45 p.m. in the district's administration center.

    The board's regular March meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday ih the administration center.

  • School district to hold public hearing on economic issues

    The Vandalia School District will hold a public hearing related to district finances prior to Tuesday's school board meeting.

    According to an agenda released on Friday, the public hearing concerns "honorable dismissals on economic necessity."

    The public hearing is at 4:45 p.m. in the district's administration center.

    The board's regular March meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday ih the administration center.

  • Wrong phone number for concealed carry class

    The phone number for Mike Black, the instructor for concealed carry classes at the Kaskaskia College was given incorrectly.

    The correct number is 427-3847.

  • A Night of Music-The Sequel

    For the second consecutive year, the Vandalia Board of Education will not include funding for the position of Vandalia Community High School band director Tony Hicks in the district's budget.