Today's News

  • Well named to all-state baseball team

    Vandalia’s Richie Well has ended a stellar career with another noteworthy achievement.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Rupert M. Turner, 27, Detroit, Mich., was arrested on June 13 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended. Bond was $1,500.
    • Daniel V. McMillin, 47, Greenville, was arrested on June 12 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Kevin W. Trexler, 32, 2612 Lakewood Drive, Vandalia, was arrested on June 12 on a charge of aggravated battery. No bond information was given.
    • Jose A. Espinoza, 30, Carbondale, was arrested on June 12 on charges of false title and ADS/Immigration violation. No bond information was listed.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 15

    ✔ 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.

    Friday, June 16

  • Briefs

    Tools for School begins fundraising campaign

    Tools for School, a program for only Fayette County in-need students to select free school supplies, is beginning its work for 2017 with a fundraising campaign.
    Last year, about 500 school children pre-kindergarten through junior college from Brownstown, Farina, Ramsey, St. Elmo, St. Peter and Vandalia were served by the Tools for School program.

  • Work on mural begins next Wednesday

    The work on what is hoped to be only the first of numerous professionally painted murals in Vandalia is scheduled to get under way in about a week.

  • Pattillo resigns from county board

    Just several months after filling one vacant seat, the Fayette County Board now has to fill another.
    The board on Tuesday night approved the resignation of Troy Pattillo, who has served as a District 7 representative since December 2007.
    Just three months ago, the board approved the appointment of Mark Isaiah to a District 3 seat previously held by John Blythe.
    Also at Tuesday’s meeting:
    • The board approved a new agreement for the county’s Emergency Management Agency coordinator position.

  • HCE honors charter member Lucille Fisher

    The Fayette County Home & Community Education held its 69th annual meeting Thursday, during which several awards were presented to deserving recipients for accomplishments.

  • Grande Levée returns

    The popular period celebration that looks back into the time when Vandalia was the home of Illinois government returns this weekend after a three-year break.

  • Two handed lengthy prison sentences

    Two men were given lengthy prison sentences in Fayette County Circuit Court last Friday.

  • County OKs another fund transfer

    County employees will receive their scheduled paychecks this week, but only because of a last-minute vote at Tuesday’s meeting of the Fayette County Board.
    After what has been an almost monthly discussion on the county’s finances for the past few years, board members initially voted down a request to transfer up to $400,000 from the county’s capital improvement fund to the general fund.