Today's News

  • Waltrip family has eatery at Post Oak

    Picture this: a hearty country-style breakfast with freshly-brewed coffee, cooked in fullview in an immaculate, cheery kitchen and served by a friendly waitress.

  • Basement fire damages Bluff City home Monday

    Vandalia fire officials believe that a dehumidifier is to blame for a fire that damaged a Bluff City home on Monday afternoon.

  • Marraige Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Christopher James Hardin
    Felicia Ray Connell
    Christopher James Summers
    Kendra Renee Weibley
    Cody Anthony Hollinshead
    Roxanna Rochelle Ryan
    John Paul Alexander
    Morrison, Colo.
    Karrissa Joy Gottman
    Morrison, Colo.

  • We Apologize

    In the story in last week's issue about the Model T visiting Vandalia, the parents of Tony Lawler were incorrectly listed; his parents are Larry and Ava Lawler. Tony Lawler's name was also incorrect in a photo caption on the back page.
    We apologize for the errors.

  • United Fund hands out checks

    The Fayette County United Fund held its distribution luncheon on Wednesday, with 10 local agencies receiving funds.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 30

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Brittany K. Yokley, 25, 1014 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on July 27 on charges of criminal trespass to a residence and criminal trespass to property. Bond was $1,500.
    • Tyler J. Dunaway, 33. 220 S. Pine St., St. Elmo, was arrested on July 27 on charges of criminal trespass to property and criminal trespass to land. Bond was $1,500.

  • CEFS holds first-time homebuyer event

    The CEFS Economic Opportunity Corp., an HUD-certified housing counseling agency, is sponsoring a first-time homebuyer informational workshop next Friday.
    The workshop, funded in part by State Farm Insurance, will be held from 1-3 p.m. at Evans Public Library, 215 S. Fifth St., Vandalia. Individual sessions will start every 30 minutes; to register or obtain more information, call 283-2631.

  • Boil order for all of Vandalia

    Marty Huskey, Vandalia's water plant superintendent announced this afternoon a boil order for all city water customers.
    The boil order is necessary as a result of the cleaning work being done on the water tower at the country club.
    The boil order is in effect until further notice.

  • Ray Radliff dies Thursday; services on Tuesday

    Lawrence Ray Radliff, 77, of Vandalia passed away at 9:31 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at home.