Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Stoney W.R. Lewis, 25, 1024 W. Johnson St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 27 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • Michael W. Franklin, 42, Greenville, was arrested on Feb. 27 on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond information was listed.
    • Christy J. Hicks, 37, 418 W. Washington St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 26 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 8

    ✔ Evans Public Library’s Homeschool Group will meet from 1-2 p.m. Anyone intersted in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.

    Friday, March 2

    ✔ The Vandalia Moose Lodge will hold a chicken and fish dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $8 per person.
    ✔ Bingo is held at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.

  • Paying Tribute
  • FIT kits making a difference

    Early numbers show that the Fayette County Health Department’s aggressive approach toward the prevention and early treatment of colorectal cancer is being successful.
    Since beginning to offer FIT (fecal immunochemical testing) kits at the beginning of October, the health department has passed out 61 kits.
    Of the 60 kits that were tests, 20 showed abnormalities, a positivity rate of 33 percent, well above the national rate of 7-13 percent.

  • Murder trial set for June

    A jury trial for the St. Peter man who was arrested on murder charges last August has been sent to begin on June 18.

  • Guilty in child pornography case

    A Vandalia man who was found guilty on child pornography charges last week could, under Illinois law, be sentenced to more than 100 years in prison.

  • Back in the quarterfinals

    Vandalia’s wrestlers recorded nine pins in defeating Murphysboro and advancing the state tournament quarterfinals for the 20th time in program history on Tuesday at Benton.

  • JH Volleyball

    Vandalia Junior High School’s eighth-graders improved to 15-3 on the season with a 25-9, 25-7 win over Greenville on Tuesday night.
    The seventh-graders also beat Greenville, 21-25, 25-18, 25-9.

    Last Thursday, Vandalia’s seventh-graders defeated Litchfield, 25-11, 25-15, to improve to 6-8 on the year.
    The VJHS eighth-graders improved to 14-3 with a 25-10, 25-5 win over Litchfield.

    Patoka’s junior high squad fell to South Central in three games, 21-25, 25-18, 16-25 last Wednesday.

  • Vandals season ends Tuesday

    In a rematch of a three-point contest at the Vandalia Holiday Tournament, Shelbyville edged Vandalia by the same margin on Tuesday to advance to the championship game of the Vandalia Regional on Friday.

  • Four Vandals bring home state medals

    Four of the six Vandalia wrestlers advancing the IHSA Individual State Tournament over the weekend brought home medals.