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Today's News

  • Soccer Awards

    Players on the Vandalia soccer squad who were honored last Tuesday are pictured.

    From left are: Ryan Fiscus, Iron Man Award; Blake Torbeck, MVP; Austin Durbin, Hustle Award and Most Goals; Nic Wollerman, Iron Man Award and Craig Spearman, Most Assists.

  • SEB, Lady Vandals lose in regional

    St. Elmo/Brownstown saw their season come to an end on Monday, and the next night, the Lady Vandals were knocked out of postseason play.

  • Blythe beaten in two matches at state meet

    Vandalia’s Hannah Blythe entered her second straight appearance in the state tennis tournament on Friday with a perfect record, but fell in two matches.

  • Vandals fall to unbeaten Comets

    The Vandals knew that they would be facing a talented Greenville team in their final regular season contest on Friday. And the Comets proved on the first play from scrimmage that they were ready to finish the season undefeated.

  • Vandalia Memories

    This photo, posted on Vandalia Memories by Gloria Durbin of Gloria's Christian & Office Supply, shows the building that now houses her business in the 200 block of South Fourth Street.

    The space that now houses her business was a cafe at the time of the photo, and the right side was a boot and shoe repair shop, according to Vandalia Memories administrator Kathy Schultz.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1994 – Officials with the city of Vandalia and Illinois Department of Corrections met for a preliminary design meeting for the new work camp at Vandalia Correctional Center.
    Roy Pulver, the retired supervisor of assessments for Clinton County, was getting ready to end his term as interim supervisor of assessments for Fayette County.
    He was appointed after long-time supervisor Lyle Ballance retired, and would step down when Cindi Lotz was sworn into office on Dec. 1.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    No photo this week.
    Last week's photo: There was no photo.
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    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.
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  • Vote Tuesday

    Our opportunity to have a voice in our government – at all levels – comes on Tuesday.
    Tuesday is Election Day, a day when we give our input in county, state and federal government.
    At the county level, there are only two races, and only one of them is a countywide post – county clerk and recorder. The second race is for a District 1 seat on the Fayette County Board.
    Both of those are important offices. The county clerk and recorder handles elections, birth and death records, and property records as part of that person’s duties.

  • A look at some of our earlier settlers

    Many of the earliest settlers in Fayette County came in small groups, bound together by family or religious ties.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Leo A. Penn, 30, RR 2, St. Elmo, was arrested on Oct. 28 for failure to appear in court on an alleged violation of an order of protection. Bond was $5,000.
    • Jeffrey A. Beck, 41, Ramsey, turned himself in on a Vermillion County warrant for failure to appear in court in a traffic case. Bond was $3,000.
    • Jacob C. Witherall, 21, Mason City, was arrested on Oct. 27 for failure to appear in court in Williamson County. Bond was $6,000.