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Today's News

  • Council adds liquor license for new restaurant

    The Vandalia City Council voted on Monday to add a Class E liquor license, which would go to a new restaurant in town.
    The council unanimously approved an ordinance amendment that increases the number of Class E licenses available from seven to eight.
    With that action now taken, Mayor Rick Gottman, as the city’s liquor commissioner, will act on the liquor license application submitted for Anthony’s, a restaurant at the northeast corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Gallatin Street.

  • FIT kits

    Flu clinics offered by the Fayette County Health Department helped to kick start a new program that helps diagnose colorectal cancer.
    And the results from that first group of fecal immunochemical tests surprised FCHD officials.
    As of Oct. 31, the department had distributed 55 kits, and of those, 41 of the kits had been returned. Of the 41 kits returned and tests run, 15 were found to be abnormal.
    That means the rate of abnormal tests was 36.6 percent, much higher than the national rate for abnormal FIT tests – 7-13 percent.

  • Getting on track

    As the 45th anniversary for a significant landmark in Vandalia was observed last week, the work to preserve that landmark – and fund that preservation work – continues.

  • JH Basketball

    Boys Basketball
    Seventh Grade
    Thursday, Nov. 9
    Vandalia 42, Ramsey 20
    Vandalia – Devin Peebles 6 3/4-15, Aiden Politte 2 (3 point)-6, Cayden Hipsher 2 1/2-5, Preston Nestrick 2 (one 2 point, one 3 point)-5, Dalton White 1 2/2-4, Tristan McNutt 1 0/0-2; Chase McNary 1 0/0-2; Trevor Barker 1 0/0-2; Reid Well 0 1/2-1.
    Vandals 5-0 on the season.
    Tuesday, Nov. 7
    Vandalia 44, Hillsboro 28

  • VCHS Volleyball Awards
  • VCHS Golf Awards
  • An updated look at records set by the '17 Vandals

    By Rev. Zach Edgar
    An extraordinary amount of records were set by the Vandal Football team this season.
    Mark Greer field held its first varsity football game on Sept. 15, 1950, and this was the first time it’s ever hosted a game in Week 12 or in the quarterfinals (now the third round) of the IHSA Playoffs.

  • Vandals' historic season ends

    One of the best seasons in the history of the football program at Vandalia Community High School came to an end on Saturday, but not before this year’s Vandals set many new standards, both as a team and individually.

  • Premium surcharge for Nov. 23 issue

    Due to the premium nature and increased production and distribution costs of the Thanksgiving Day edition, to be published on 11/23/2017, all subscribers will incur a nominal additional charge of $1 for the edition.
    Your total bill will remain unaffected but there will be a slight adjustment in your expiration date, unless you have selected the Monthly EZ Pay option.  The premium surcharge will be added to the applicable regular Monthly EZ pay charge.

  • Peoples acquires local First Bank branch

    The Peoples State Bank of Newton announced last week that it has signed a purchase and assumption agreement to acquire three Southern Illinois branch locations (Vandalia, Greenville and Salem) with approximately $84 million in deposits from First Banks Inc.’s banking subsidiary First Bank.  
    Peoples has also agreed to purchase the fixed assets and a small amount of loans related to the purchased branches.  They expect the transaction to close during the first half of 2018, subject to regulatory approval and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.