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Today's News

  • VCHS thinclads place first, second in home meet

    Vandalia’s boys placed first and the girls team second in a home quadrangular meet with Christ Our Rock Lutheran, Patoka and Brownstown/St. Elmo last Thursday.

  • Cougars score nine late to top Vandals

    South Central scored nine times in the final three innings to defeat Vandalia, 9-5, last Wednesday at Vandalia Mutual Field.

  • Lady Vandals top Greenville for second time this season

    The Lady Vandals scored three runs in the first inning, six in the fifth and four more in the sixth to blast Greenville for the second time this season.

  • Birthday

    Marie Benefiel
    Friends are invited to attend a celebration for the 100th birthday of Marie Benefiel.

    An open house will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the VFW Home, 2404 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia. “Country Echoes,” the Seminary School Bunch, will be performing from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
    No gifts, please.

  • Obstructing charge alleges phone thrown into river

    A Vandalia man has been charged with throwing the cell phone of a recently deceased man into the Kaskaskia River.
    The office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison last Wednesday filed information charging Nicholas C. Slagle, 27, 1907 W. Fillmore St., with obstruction of justice and obstructing a peace officer.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 19

    ✔ The Fayette County Cancer Fund will hold its second annual Survivor Dinner at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. The meal is at 6 p.m. The beef raffle drawing will be held.

    Friday, April 20

    ✔ Bingo is held at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Monday, April 23

  • County switches IT service providers

    A good part of last Thursday’s Fayette
    County Board meeting was spent explaining
    to board members the reason for switching
    information technology service businesses,
    and doing so at a higher cost.
    The board approved an agreement with
    Nathan Dothager of Dothager Independent
    IT Consulting of Effingham after hearing
    why Dothager was being recommended.
    Assistant State’s Attorney Brenda Mathis
    said that the change was being recommended
    because, “Several department heads got

  • Koontz sentencing hearing postponed

    The sentencing hearing for a
    Vandalia man found guilty on
    child pornography charges has
    been delayed.
    Ryan J. Koontz, 37, was
    scheduled to be sentenced
    on Friday afternoon, but his
    attorney, Ed Veltman, notified
    the court on Tuesday that the sex
    offender evaluation has not been
    completed, according to court
    records.
    According
    to a docket
    entry made
    in the case on
    Tuesday by
    Judge Marc
    Kelly, a status
    hearing has
    been set for

  • School district gets more state funds

    In her first month as Vandalia’s
    superintendent of schools, Dr. Jennifer
    Garrison is seeing her lobbying efforts in
    recent years pay off.
    At Tuesday’s Vandalia Board of
    Education meeting on Tuesday, District
    Business Manager Lori Meseke reported
    that the district is receiving $546,000 in new
    funds from the state this year.
    Those new funds are arriving in six
    payments through the end of June, and are
    possible as a result of lobbying efforts by

  • Vandalia KC Open House