Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 9

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library in Vandalia.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at the Legion Home. The executive board meets at 5:30 p.m., and the regular meeting is at 6 p.m.

  • Share for Thrill Hill bridge OK'd

    The Vandalia City Council on Monday made official its commitment to replacing the bridge on a much-used road just north of the city.

  • No gaming limit law being drafted

    When asked about the progress on an ordinance limiting the number of gaming facilities in Vandalia, he was told that such an ordinance is not needed.
    Ward I Jerry Swarm asked about the progress about such an ordinance at Monday’s city council meeting, and Mayor Rick Gottman and Ryan Connor of the city’s legal counsel told him that one is not being drafted.

  • Shobonier Trailer Fire
  • David Marty dies Saturday

    The Ramsey man who served as the Fayette County treasurer for close to three decades died on Saturday.

  • Sanders still using ironware

    It is documented, on Wikipedia, that cast iron vessels have been used for cooking for more than 2,000 years, valued as kitchen items for their durability and ability to retain heat, thus improving the quality of meals cooked in them.

  • Family YMCA of Fayette County spring soccer registration
  • St. Peter's Lutheran School observing special week

    St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Little Saints Preschool are celebrating Lutheran School Week this week. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Upon this Rock,” highlighting Jesus as the solid rock on whom we seek our refuge and salvation.
    On Monday, decorated rocks to illustrate Christ as our chief cornerstone.
    Tuesday was Heritage Day. Children will hear from past students some history of the school and focus “Upon the Rock of Ages.”

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Chicken Roost News
    Cogburn Rooster is really puffing out his chest as he crows and is strutting around with a definite swagger, apparently proud of his girls, Blackie and Rhonda, as they are depositing two eggs a day in their nest now. So, we may have to get an egg crate to take them to market. They might be getting in a supply for Easter eggs.
    Katie, the outdoor doggie …

  • Jessica Brunk receiving Illinois Freedom Award

    The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves. Each state (and D.C. And Puerto Rico) has three categories: large corporation; public sector; and small business.
    The 2017 State Of Illinois Freedom Award winner for small business employer is Dr. Mark Brunk, nominated by his employee CPT Kelli Blank, DMD, of the Illinois Army National Guard Medical Unit.