Today's News

  • Final E911 landline testing to be done soon

    Fayette County is moving closer to having Enhanced 911 phone service.
    Kevin Jenne, Fayette County’s 911 coordinator, announced late last week that the final landline call-through testing will begin as early as next week.
    Jenne said that Illinois law requires the Fayette County Emergency Telephone Systems Board to test landline phone numbers in each exchange randomly before going live with the enhanced system.
    The testing is to check the accuracy of the addresses in the telephone base, and it will require cooperation from the public, he said.

  • County seeing results from administrative firm

    One month after approving a contract with a Bloomington-based firm that will be providing administrative services, Fayette County Board members got a better feel for those services.
    During their meeting on Tuesday, board members learned that Bellwether plans to have a tentative budget plan to department heads by the middle of this month, perform a review on the county’s health care coverage, work on the development of a tool for labor negotiations and rework the anatomy of the county’s public building commission formed about 25 years ago.

  • Reassessing recycling

    Just one month after adding a $1 surcharge to monthly water bills for recycling services provided by FAYCO Enterprises, the Vandalia City Council has decided to take a second look at the issue.
    During Monday’s council meeting, Alderman Steve Barker said that Greenville radio station WGEL reported that FAYCO had signed an agreement with Bond County through which it would pick up recyclable items there for up to $7,200 a year, much less than what the city will be giving FAYCO as a result of the water bill surcharge.

  • OAVC's Golden Anniversary

    Fifty years ago, a group of area educators, led by Vandalia Superintendent of Schools G.V. Blythe, not only realized that a large number of high school graduates would not go on to college. And they did something monumental to serve those who would not.

  • Reunions

    The descendants of George and Gertie Hall gathered at the Unity Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, July 22, for a family reunion.
    The potluck began at noon, with 42 in attendance. The day was spent visiting, looking at photos and reminiscing.
    George and Gertie were the parents of nine children. Seven are deceased, and daughters  Bessie Jones and Jane Hall live in Vandalia, and were present at the gathering.

  • CMN Proclamation
  • Vandalia Postmaster Retires
  • Statehouse Story Times
  • Fayette County Speedway

    July 26 Results
    Craftsman Club Feature
    1. 1- Brandon Sheppard
    2. 44- Chris Madden
    3. 7- Rick Eckert
    4. 25- Shane Clanton
    5. C8- Timothy Culp
    6. 157- Mike Marlar
    7. 91- Tyler Erb
    8. 7R- Kent Robinson
    9. 11- Gordy Gundaker
    10. 32- Bobby Pierce
    11. 33- Tanner English
    12. 1*- Chub Frank
    13. 14m- Morgan Bagley
    14. 25F- Jason Feger
    15. 9- Devin Moran
    16. 18- Eric Wells
    17. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr
    18. 15v- Kolby Vanderbergh

  • VCHS Soccer Camp