Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Dustin K. Haupt, 37, 1501 N. Seventh St., Vandalia, was arrested on July 14 on a charge of domestic battery. He was being held awaiting the setting of bond.
    • Todd R. Faulkner, 52, 216 N. Spring St., St. Elmo, was arrested on July 14 on charges of aggravated battery, threatening a public official, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He was being held awaiting the setting of bond.
    • A 17-year-old Ramsey resident was arrested on July 14 on an alleged probation violation. The youth was taken to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center.

  • County Board chairman resigns

    Saying that he could continue to serve on the county board after being cleared in an investigation initiated by two County officers, board Chairman Steve Knebel said on Tuesday that he has chosen not to do so.

    Knebel resigned at the end of Tuesday's board meeting, explaining that the investigation was initiated after he made a suggestion on filling a vacancy in the county clerk's office.

  • Vandalia City Hall closed for funeral Wednesday morning

    Vandalia City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, from 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M., for the funeral of former employee Dolores Thoman.
    Dolores worked for the City of Vandalia for 28 years, from May 1981 to December 2009.

  • Fair continues through Saturday

    • Swine show, 8 a.m.
    • 4-H Auction, 6 p.m.
    • Junior Miss Fayette County and Mr. Fayette County pageants, 6:30 p.m., Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6-11, with ages 5 and under admitted free.
    • Dog show, 2 p.m.
    • Truck and tractor pulls, 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6-11, with ages 5 and under admitted free.
    • 4-H general project judging, 9 a.m., with awards presentation at 6 p.m.

  • What you glean from church in the long haul makes a difference

    Radical, amazing, spectacular, fantastic and life-changing are words that describe the kind of experience for which so many are looking. Everyone wants a momentary breakthrough and an explosive weekend extravaganza.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Remembering Cousin Dave
    We said farewell to cousin David Oldham in July of last year. He left us on his 61st birthday, a shock and sadness to all who knew him. His wife, Susan, held a memorial for him this week, which we were unable to attend.
    However, we want to share our memories of him with Susan, his family, neighbors and friends.
    Of late, we didn’t get to visit with Dave and Susan much, but when we stopped in at FS for something (where Dave worked), he would always come to the car, smiling and glad to see us.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    What a present we had today from Evergreen Outreach, a huge blessing named Harold Swofford. As our main entertainer, well more about him later!

  • OASIS from Unity Bapist goes to Branson

     The excitement was growing as 42 seniors boarded the Cavilla big green bus to head to Branson on Tuesday, June 22.
    The group enjoyed seeing old friends and making new as they played “all about me” games, singing and playing bingo on the bus. By the time they reached the Six Flags area, they decided to have breakfast.
    After another stop for lunch in Springfield, Mo., for lunch, they arrived at Grand Oakes Hotel, their home away from home for the next four days.

  • Food Pantry
  • HCE holds annual meeting at Northside

    By Panzi Blackwell
    Fayette County Home and Community Education held its 67th annual meeting and dinner in the Northside Christian Church fellowship room in Vandalia on June 16, with 27 members and two guests of honor present.