Today's News

  • Eagles win MG tourney; Brown named MVP

    Isaac Maxey scored 19 points in the first half and three teammates joined him in double figures in the second half as Brownstown/St. Elmo defeated the host team in the championship game of the Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Melinda M. Davis, 29, 1105 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 28 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • A 16-year-old Vandalia youth was arrested on Nov. 27 on a charge of domestic battery. No bond information was listed.
    • Donna J. Bell, 45, 515 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 27 on charges of residential burglary and theft up to $300. No bond information was listed.
    • Matt S. Kelly, 30, 1313 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 27 for contempt of court. Bond was $200 cash.

  • Toys for Tots
  • Marriage License

    The following marriage license application was filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Kevin Lee Ellis
    Wanda Marie Nelson

  • Four arrested on drug charges

    Four individuals were arrested on drug charges following the raid of a Farina residence.
    Taken into custody were: Trent A. Parker, 28, 203 E. Madison St., Farina; Eric E. Lloyd, 30, 512 W. Seventh St., St. Elmo; Cody C. Bushue 26, 206 N. Poplar St., Farina; and Kaitlin R. Mahon, 24, 203 W. Madison St., Farina.
    According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office arrest log, the four were arrested on methamphetamine charges when booked into the jail.

  • Calendar

    Friday, December 1

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Teen Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. at the library. Teens interested in joining the board should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 282-2824.

  • BES students decorate village tree

    Saturday evening at 6 p.m., the village of Brownstown will hold a celebration, “Christmas on Main Street,” with lighting of the Community Christmas Tree.

  • Primary filings under way

    The Fayette County ballot for the primary election next spring began taking shape on Monday, the first day to file nominating petitions for that election.
    Those filing nominating petitions on Monday included three incumbent county officers – Supervisor of Assessments Cindi Lotz, County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder, and Sheriff Chris Smith, all Republicans.
    Lotz is running for a seventh term in office, and Smith and Conder are both running for a second term.

  • Christmas Gala, other holiday events this weekend

    The state’s oldest existing capitol will host two popular Christmas events on the next two weekends.
    The Christmas Gala, sponsored by the Vandalia Historical Society, is this Saturday evening, and the Statehouse Christmas Open House next Saturday night.

  • Well steps down as superintendent

    Citing “personal reasons,” the superintendent of the Vandalia School District has stepped down from that position.