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Today's News

  • An old home with comforts

    Steve and Connie Jerden’s rural home is like a step back in time.

  • Frakes sentencing delayed

    The sentencing hearing for the Vandalia man convicted of child pornography charges in February has been delayed until early next month.
    The sentencing for William Frakes was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, but his attorney, Monroe McWard of Taylorville, had earlier in the day faxed a motion requesting that it be reset.
    The sentencing is now set for 1 p.m. on Friday, June 9
    Frakes, 56, was found guilty of three counts of child pornography at the conclusion of a jury trial.

  • A Win for the Record Books
  • City asked to loan caboose for restoration project

    The city of Vandalia is being asked to OK a loan, but the group making the request isn’t asking for money. It wants a local landmark.
    William Howard told the Vandalia City Council that Vandalia Railroad Museum Foundation has been established, and that the foundation’s first project would be restoring and relocating Vandalia’s Little Red Caboose.
    “I’m here tonight to put before the council a proposition to enter into a long-term agreement with you,” said Howard, a registered agent for the newly formed foundation.

  • Getting Input on Recycling

    As they await proposed agreements from the two agencies that provide local recycling services, city officials want residents to go online to say whether they are willing to monetarily support those services.
    The city and FAYCO, which provides recycling for a wide variety of items, were to work out early this week which one would provide an online survey on its website.

  • BHS Baccalaureate
  • E-I names softball all-conference team

    The Egyptian-Illini Conference announced its all-conference softball team on Monday.
    Receiving all-conference honors were Mackenzie Parkison, Tessa Philpot and Katelyn Maxey of St. Elmo/Brownstown, Madison Compton and Danielle Hill of Ramsey, Alyssa Dothager and Makayla Dothager of Mulberry Grove, and Kylee Wheeler, Bella Doty and Sarah Kirchhofer of Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City.
    Given honorable mention were Trista Koertge and Jenna Koonce of Mulberry Grove, Natalie Oberlink of St. Elmo/Brownstown and Connie Schackmann of Ramsey.
     

  • Ramsey defeats Lady Vandals

    The Lady Vandals had the bases loaded with the tying run at the plate twice on Tuesday at Ramsey, but failed to capitalize, falling 7-3.

  • Vandals tie season record mark

    By beating Roxana on Monday, the Vandalia Vandals both tied the record for wins in a season in more than 50 years and clinched at least a share of the South Central Conference crown.

  • Breaking the Levee