Today's News

  • Vandals top Staunton in regional play

    Two weeks after losing to Staunton on a three-pointer with less than 10 seconds left in the game, the Vandals exacted their revenge on Monday night.


    Kendrick Woolsey had lost to his heavyweight opponent from Belleville Althoff twice this season, both times by the narrowest of margins. But, when his team needed it the most, Woolsey defeated Rodney Baker.

  • Sheriff's scholarship available

    The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $ 53,000 in college scholarships throughout the state to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2015-16 academic year.
    The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.
    The student applicants must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within Illinois.
    Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith will be awarding one $500 scholarship.

  • Pentecosts raise funds for Brazil church

    During the flight home from his first missions trip to Brazil in 2013, the Rev. Daniel McDonald, pastor of First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia, felt a calling to provide a church for a Brazil village.

  • Two I-70 projects slated to begin next Monday

    Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner.
    But, in addition to warmer weather, the arrival of spring also signifies the start of road construction season.
    Two projects along Interstate 70 in Fayette County are scheduled to get underway soon, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
    The first is the improvement of I-70 from milepost 62, a mile east of Vandalia’s eastern exit, to milepost 64.
    That improvement project is slated to begin on Monday and be completed by Nov. 16.

  • That Old House

    Only two years have passed since Amy and Michael Schulze bought and renovated a home on Riverview Drive in Vandalia. So, needless to say, the couple wasn’t house shopping.

  • Headed Back to State

    Kendrick Woolsey celebrates his win on Tuesday that clinched another trip to the dual team state finals for the Vandalia Vandals wrestling team.

    Coverage of the sectional win is in the Sports section of today's issue.

  • Mike Radliff picked as next FNB president

    The First National Bank announced on Monday that Michael R. Radliff has been selected as its next president and chief executive officer.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Maurice A. Crouch III, 59, Salisbury, Md., was arrested on Feb. 23, on a charge of driving while his license was suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • A 14-year-old turned himself in on Feb. 23 on a petition to revoke his probation. The youth was taken to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center.
    • Nevin S. Scott, 24, Cumberland Road, St. Elmo, was arrested on Feb. 22 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 26

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2-6 p.m. at St. Peter Village Hall in St. Peter.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.