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Today's News

  • Vandalia Memories

    Kyle Barker uploaded to Vandalia Memories on Facebook this photo of Flack's Hotel.

    In 1836, Col. Robert Flack took over the the three-story frame building and operated it under the name of Vandalia inn. The building originally stood at the southeast corner of Fourth and Gallatin streets and was later moved a block south to Johnson Street.

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1990 – Representatives of several Vandalia businesses participated in Vandalia Night ceremonies at Busch Stadium.
    Jeremy Miselbrook and Jill Neal were crowned king and queen at the South Central High School prom.
    Fayette County Hospital received state-of-the-art mammography equipment.

  • Relatives tell about Bosco Sears

    I can still remember the way she said the name Bosco Sears and then shuddered.
    I was visiting with Bernice Spires, in Bingham when her 90-year old brother, Wilbur Meyer, stopped for a visit. Uncle Wilbur had made the acquaintance of some long-lost Sears relatives in Bond County and had come to tell Grandma of his findings.
    The talk continued on to other Sears’ relatives, and then she said the name as if dredged up from a long-distant memory – “Bosco Sears – ooh, I was afraid of him. He was mean.”

  • You did us proud!

    Vandalia's people were asked to give a big and hearty welcome to the Association of Lincoln Presenters, and boy, did you!
    The activities throughout the weekend were well planned, and local residents turned out to be a part of the festivities, including the parade down Gallatin Street.
    How well did Vandalia perform as a host? The president of the ALP recently sent a letter to the city offering thanks for a job well done.

  • National Week of Prayer observed locally

    “Prayer is our opportunity to communicate with God, talking and listening, followed by action, being in our schools, to be a positive influence, being able to talk, encourage and to show the love of Jesus.”
    That’s how Matt Philbrick summed up the purpose of the local observance of the National Week of Prayer.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Angela D. Mains, 23, 1307 W. Randolph St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 4 on a charge of driving while her license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • Crystal L. Snider, 31, 311 E. Fourth St., St. Elmo, was arrested on May 4 for failure to appear in court on a charge of burglary. Bond was $2,500.
    • James E. Wormick IV, 26, Richton Park, was arrested on Mary 4 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.

  • Administrator candidate review begins

    A Vandalia City Council committee will begin weeding out the candidates for the city administrator post next week.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 7

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ 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, May 8

  • 10-year term for arson, meth

    A Mt. Olive man who was arrested on aggravated arson and methamphetamine charges a little more than a year ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

  • National Week of Prayer is this week

    The National Week of Prayer is being observed in Vandalia throughout this week, starting with a community prayer on Sunday night and ending with the National Day of Prayer breakfast this Thursday.

    The schedule for the week is as follows:

    • Sunday – Community prayer at First Church of God on Thrill Hill Road, 6 p.m.

    • Monday – Prayer at Vandalia Chamber of Commerce, 7:45-8 a.m., with the Rev. John Glennon of Parkview Free Methodist Church the facilitator.