Today's News

  • St. Anthony repeats as FNB Vandalia Holiday Tourney champs

    On its way to defending its state title, Effingham St. Anthony successfully defended its title at the First National Bank Vandalia Holiday Tournament.

  • Vandal wrestlers fifth of 43 at Super Duals

    With midway through the season, it’s a good time for Vandalia’s wrestlers to assess where they stand, both individually and as a team, and the event in Springfield last week served that purpose.
    And the Vandals came through the two-day Super Dual known as Abe’s Rumble strong, finishing fifth in a field of 43 teams, including some of the best in the state.
    Vandalia finished first in its pool as it had a chance to go up against some of the top-ranked Class 1A teams in the state, including No. 1 Lena-Winslow.

  • New Coroner
  • Recycling, county consultant in the news

    We continue with our look back at 2017 in this issue.
    FAYCO Enterprises set up an online survey to hear from the residents of Vandalia whether they currently uses recycling services offered locally and whether they would be willing to pay a $1.25 monthly surcharge to keep those services available. Later in the month, the city received the results of that survey, which showed that 54.5 percent of city residents were willing to pay a surcharge.

  • Thrill Hill Bridge Project Progressing
  • Council backs TIF requests

    Prior to Monday’s Vandalia City Council meeting, aldermen voted to recommend approval of two Tax Increment Financing grants, one for the full amount requested and one for half of that being requested.
    Members of the council, who will cast formal votes on those applications at their Jan. 16 meeting, agreed to recommend a TIF grant of $54,581.12 to Mark and Andrea Meadows for improvements to their ProWire home.

  • Council lowers price on old ladder truck

    During a brief meeting on Monday night, the Vandalia City Council agreed to lower the price on the ladder truck formerly used by the city’s volunteer fire department.
    The price on that ladder truck, which was purchased in 1995 and used from 1996 until being replaced in 2013, was initially $90,000, and Gottman suggested lowering the price to $75,000.

  • Law Group adds two shareholder attorneys

    Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group, Ltd. has announced that Ariana E. Calderaro and Joel A. Slater are joining the firm as shareholders.
    Calderaro attended Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., where she graduated summa cum laude in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
    She continued her education at Webster University and graduated with a master’s in legal studies in 2011, then attended the Southern Illinois University School of Law, graduating in 2014 with her juris doctorate degree.

  • Hosick Employee Honored
  • New memory care facility opening soon

    Completion is drawing near for a new memory care facility located at 1124 Sunset Drive in Vandalia.
    Willowbrook Development of Teutopolis began construction in July on this 12-unit memory care house.