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Today's News

  • School Registration

    ST. ELMO
    • Registration days for St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School are Aug. 6-7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Seventh-grade orientation for all seventh-grade students and parents in the Jr/Sr High cafeteria-Aug. 17, 6 p.m.
    All students, including those new to the district and district students who attend classes in Vandalia, should register Aug. 6 or 7. Junior-senior high students enrolled in physical education classes are required to wear P.E. Uniforms. Uniforms can be purchased at registration for $12.

  • BHS Reunion is This Weekend

    The Brownstown High School class of 1955 will hold its 60-year runion this Saturday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge, in conjunction with the Brownstown Alumni Reunion.

    The meet and greet begins at 4 p.m. Those planning to attend, as pictured at an earlier reunion, include Yvonne Patterson Watkins of Peoria, Ariz.; Virginia Hancock Davis of Washington, Mo.; and Ivalee "Ivy" Stine Herrin of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ft. Worth, Texas.

  • Broken Chains Band spreads the word

    “Sing unto the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints.”
    Psalm 149:1

  • Following in Edsel's tracks

    A little more than 100 years ago, Henry Ford’s son stopped over in Vandalia as he and some of his friends were on one of this country’s earliest road trips. On Sunday, a crew stopped here as they re-create that trip.

  • City plan has many projects

    The Vandalia City Council approved on Monday a spending plan for the coming year that includes a number of capital improvement projects that have been postponed for several years.
    Not among those projects is the replacement of a bridge on Thrill Hill Road between U.S. Route 51 and Zent Drive.
    The appropriations ordinance for the new fiscal year has expenditures estimated at $9,154,165 and revenues at $9,037,639.
    The $116,526 deficit is due in large part to a deficit of $255,518 in the capital improvement fund.

  • Report on misconduct claim released

    The investigation that resulted in the former chairman of the Fayette County Board being cleared of official misconduct allegations included interviews of about 20 people.
    The investigation into County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder’s claim of being intimidated by Steve Knebel included interviews with most of the county board members and several county officers.
    Conder claimed that Knebel threatened to cut her office’s budget if she did not hire an individual he was recommending for a position in her office.

  • Reunion

    Elam
    The 77th annual Elam family reunion will be held at noon on Aug. 2 at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck dinner will be held at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and their own table service.

  • Card Showers

    Mary Naber
    A card shower has been requested for Mary Naber of Vandalia, who celebrated her 93rd birthday on July 20.

    Cards may be sent to her at: Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care, 650 W. Taylor St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 23

    ✔ 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.

  • Fayette County Queens