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Today's News

  • Celebrate our history ... while having fun

    You hear all of the time about how Vandalia has this great history that's worth remembering and promoting – this weekend, you can join in the celebration of that history.
    After a two-year absence, the Grande Levée is returning to the grounds of the Statehouse, the building that served as the state capitol for four years in the early 1800s. And it's coming back on its original weekend.

  • Fayette County Speedway

    UMP LATE MODEL
    HEAT 1
    26M BRENT MCKINNON
    27B JEFF BEYERS
    T4 ADAM TISHAUSER
    24 JEREMY SNEED
    HEAT 2
    27M RODNEY MELVIN
    1S RICK SALTER
    33 TANNER ENGLISH
    11 SHANNON KUHN
    FEATURE
    33 TANNER ENGLISH
    27M RODNEY MELVIN
    1S RICK SALTER
    26M BRENT MCKINNON
    11 SHANNON KUHN
    52 MATT BAILEY
    27B JEFF BEYERS
    24 JEREMY SNEED
    4 JASON SUHRE
    42 DANNY JOLLY
    51 BJ DEAL
    6 BLAZE BURWELL
    T4 ADAM TISHAUSER

  • Vandals Basketball Camp
  • Vandals Baseball Awards
  • 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.