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Today's News

  • Briefs

    Brownstown firefighters not soliciting

    The Brownstown Fire Department has learned about a scam in which callers say that they are representatives of the BFD and are soliciting donations.
    Anyone receiving phone calls seeking donations to the department should not agree to make donations.
    A representative of the department said that the BFD does not solicit  donations.

    VFW Auxiliary raffling quilt

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 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.
    ✔ State Rep. John Cavaletto will hold office hours at the Vandalia Statehouse from 1:30-3 p.m.
    ✔ 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..

  • We Apologize

    Kevin Aukamp of rural Vandalia was listed in last week's Public Record as having been arrested for driving under the influence and improper lane usage. The charges were subsequently dismissed at the request of the Fayette County State's Attorney's Office. We apologise for the error.

  • Final summer shootout is on Thursday, Friday

    The final Vandal Shootout of the summer will be held on Thursday and Friday at the four schools in the Vandalia district.

    Vandalia will have both its varsity and junior varsity teams in the shootout, and St. Elmo/Brownstown will also make its second appearance.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Andrew C. Geiger, 23, 315 W. Randolph St., Vandalia, was arrested on June 24 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • Amy F. Beal, 37, 1000 W. Cumberlan Road, St. Elmo, was arrested on June 24 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge. Bond was $10,000.
    • Terry R. Knolhoff, 43, Vandalia, was arrested on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and driving under the influence of alcohol, and on a Marion County felony warrant. Bond was $5,000.

  • Post 95 drops District game to Altamont

    VANDALIA – Vandalia’s Jr. Legion squad doesn’t have a roster filled with big-name players from the area, but Steve Dangbar has the team playing well, despite a losing record.

    Post 95 played another close game last Friday, taking a 4-2 loss to Altamont in District action.

  • CEFS will take IHEAP applications in July

    The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will begin taking applications for summer energy assistance on July 7, and will conclude on July 23 or when funds are exhausted.
    Appointments for the first day of the program can be scheduled on July 3.
    Appointments will be set on a first-come, first-served basis until the available funding is gone.

  • Pool fundraiser goes swimmingly

    Strong community participation made the latest efforts of the Vandalia Swimming Pool staff to raise funds for necessary pool renovations a success.

  • PHOTOS: Alums Sweep Lady Vandals

    The Vandalia alumni softball team swept the high school   team in Tuesday's doubleheader, winning 17-1 and 5-0.

  • Fayette County Speedway (June 20)

    FRIDAY, JUNE 20

    UMP MODIFIED

    HEAT 1

    1. BUD 1 LARRY ANDERSON