Today's News

  • Hammer set to plead next week

    A Vandalia woman who was charged in March of last year with seriously injuring her infant child said last week that she intends to plead guilty in the near future.

  • Changing of the Guard
  • FCHD to offer FIT screening for colorectal cancer

    Rhonda Andrews knows first-hand the importance of early detection of colon cancer, and the administrator of the Fayette County Health Department wants to make it easier for local residents to be tested.
    Andrews, who lost her husband to colon cancer about two years ago, is a member of numerous colon cancer coalitions, and was at a presentation about the Fecal Immunochemical Testing Project starting up in primary care centers.

  • Hagy announces run for treasurer

    Within just two days of the Fayette County treasurer announcing that she would not seek re-election next year, a Vandalia woman told of her intent to seek that office.

  • A big weekend in the community

    Vandalia Community High School is celebrating homecoming this weekend with a variety of activities, but there is also a lot going on in this area.

  • Bullying

    While she addressed the Vandalia Board of Education on the issue of bullying, the parent of a student in the local school system said it will take the entire community to address that issue.
    And after Megan Wilson finished reading a written statement prepared for last Tuesday’s meeting, Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well said that Wilson had been invited to join the district’s student discipline committee.

  • Nine years in meth case

    A St. Elmo man who was not present when convicted last month on drug charges was also not in court for his sentencing hearing last Friday. But, this time, it was not his decision.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, September 28

    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers are invited. For more information, contact Diane Curll at 283-0492.
    ✔ The Evans Public Library's Homeschool group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at 283-2824.

    Friday, September 29

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Jordan Patrick Fryer
    Abigail Elaine Hill
    Jeffrey Lynn Taylor Jr.
    St. Charles, Mo.
    Courtney Lynn Howard
    St. Charles, Mo.
    Brandon Lee Smith
    Mackenzie Rose Sieben
    Bruce Allen Petty
    Jennifer Ann Dandurand

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Miguel A. Tarango-Salazar, 25, Mexico, was arrested on Sept. 25 on a charge of motor vehicle theft. He was released at the order of a judge.
    • Chuckie W. Hardman, 42, Flatrock, Ind., was arrested on Sept. 25 on charges of possession of less than 500 grams of cannabis and possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver 30-550 grams of cannabis. Bond was $75,000.