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Today's News

  • Volunteers make food pantry happen

    A few months ago, a group of citizens met in the basement of the Brownstown United Methodist Church in response to the invitation given by the UMC minister, the Rev. Don Thomas. He had a sincere wish for the community to have a ministry food pantry for anyone who needed food, and his invitation included the pastors and other representatives of the local churches.

  • No serious injuries in school bus crash

    A Vandalia man was ticketed for disobeying a stop sign following a collision with a Vandalia School District bus early Tuesday morning.

  • Swarm, Barenfanger given Abe Awards

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce on Saturday honored two individuals who have worked in different ways to help the community through their volunteer efforts.

  • Burger King staying

    As it turns out, Vandalia will not be losing its Burger King restaurant.
    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman announced at Monday’s city council meeting that Teutopolis-based Meyer Oil Co. told him that it would no longer pursue a liquor license that would allow for the operation of a gaming parlor at its Mach 1 Phillips 66 convenience store on Veterans Avenue in Vandalia.

  • Call for help leads to big drug seizure

    Two California women who called police for assistance last week ended up being arrested for allegedly possessing a large amount of marijuana.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Chad Wesley Reed
    Farina
    Chloe Ashlynn Smith
    Dieterich
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    Titus Stauffer Zimmerman
    Hillsboro, Ohio
    Wanda Dawn Zimmerman
    Vandalia
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    John Caleb Clancy
    Vandalia
    Charity Joy Atchison
    Vandalia
     

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Kelsie M. Flemming, 26, 403 N. Kennedy Blvd., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 7 on an alleged probation violation. Bond was $4,000.
    • A 16-year-old Mulberry Grove resident was arrested on Feb. 6 on a charge of aggravated criminal sexual assault. The youth was taken to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center.
    • Patrick M. Wilczynski, 37, Pocahontas, was arrested on Feb. 6 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,000.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, February 9

    ✔ The public is invited to the celebration of the eighth anniversary of the National Road Interpretive Center in Vandalia at 106 S. Fifth St. At 11 a.m., Phil Lewis will talk about the Looking for Lincoln program. At 1 p.m., local historian Linda Hanabarger will talk about finding a new map and a source of Vandalia's name. Refreshments will be available.
    ✔ Evans Public Library's homeschool group meets from 1-2 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Homestead Critters …
    … are all doing well, but are probably, like us human inhabitants, looking forward to spring, which is really not far away.

  • Frogtown News

    Celebrate birthday
    Dane and Belinda Harpster, and Mahala and Harper Jacquin, all of St. Peter, visited with Belinda’s mother, Helen Limes, at Lutheran Care Center on Sunday. They took her cards and gifts to help celebrate her upcoming 81st birthday on Feb. 1.
    They also visited with Mary Harpster while there.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 167. Guest speaker was the Rev. Robert Cochrane of St. Louis. The organist was Rita Yagow. Emma Chambers served as acolyte.