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Today's News

  • City working to solve water leak

    The city of Vandalia has asked for assistance from its consulting engineers is trying to take care of a water leak.
    And the mayor has asked the engineers to have the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take the city’s issue into consideration as they decide on the release of water from Lake Shelbyville.
    Marty Huskey, the city’s water plant superintendent, told the city council on Monday that they have been using purple dye in an attempt to find the leak, and believe it is between the city’s water and sewer plants.

  • Panhandling law stands

    Alderwoman Dorothy Crawford told other members of the Vandalia City Council on Monday that she realized after voting with them two weeks ago to OK a new panhandling ordinance that she made a mistake.
    But the other seven aldermen declined her request to reconsider the approval of that ordinance.
    Crawford asked to have the ordinance voted on again, saying that after it was approved at the June 1 meeting, and after talking to some individuals, she arrived at the thinking that the ordinance “was not given the discussion it really warranted.”

  • Remembering Their Service
  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Michael Lawrence Sturgeon
    Kenny
    Janet Sue Loggins
    Brownstown
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    Charles Lee Feltner Sr.
    Brownstown
    Judith Ann Gursky
    Brownstown
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    Jon Robert Hamburg
    Brownstown
    Derick Wade Warner
    Brownstown
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    David Edward Whaley
    Vandalia
    Lisa Ann Young
    Vandalia
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    Darrel Wayne Richards
    Pocahontas

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Ronald L. Henderson, 39, 810 N. 800, Shobonier, turned himself in on a Washington County warrant on an alleged probation violation. Bond was $30,000.
    • Alex H. Oakley, 21, 128 E. Birch, Brownstown, was arrested on June 15 on a charge of battery. Bond was $1,500.
    • Kala R. McMain, 26, Effingham, was arrested on June 14 on charges of possession of cannabis and possession of methamphetamine. Bond was $10,000.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 18

    ✔ The South Central Illinois Law Dogs are hosting the three-day national Law Dogs rally in Vandalia through Saturday.
    ✔ 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.

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Parents
    Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent Thursday and Friday nights with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    They went out on Thursday night to celebrate Dane and Belinda’s 27th wedding anniversary.
    Harper spent the day with her grandma Belinda on Friday while Mahala attended a business meeting, and they returned home on Saturday morning.
    Visit Children

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Wild Predatory Critters
    •  Questionable Critter #1 – Just recently a fairly large, dark red bushy, critter entered out yard and was heading straight for Rhonda and Blackie’s chicken house.
    Bill’s dog, Katy, sounded the alarm and was barking furiously, and jumping quite a distance up and against her dog pen. I watched as the critter kept coming closer, stop and look at Katy, then move forward again.
    Curious as to what it was, I finally got a good look at its head, and it had the facial features of a fox (sharp nose, etc.)

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 18
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Friday, June 19
    • An opening critique and reception for the 2015 Amateur Town & Country Art Show and Professional Art Show will be held at 7 p.m. in the Artworks Gallery at the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia.
    Saturday, June 20

  • Nomination period for FSA county committees started on Monday

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began on Monday.