Today's News

  • Calendar

    Friday, September 1

    ✔ Vandalia Lions Club's Candy Day.
    ✔ The Patoka Fall Festival begins with a carnival at 5 p.m., C-Bar Rodeo at 7 p.m. and classic rock music at 8 p.m. This year's festival is being dedicated to the late Jan Belcher, a festival committee member; a dedication ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. by the new bench near the arena.
    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will not hold bingo because of the Labor Day weekend.

  • Pittenger's cat inspires her to write story

    Amy (Luster) Pittenger is now a published author of a book, which gives credence to the adage that an author should write about a subject with which he or she is familiar.
    And Amy did just that.

  • Guilty verdicts in drug case

    Having not heard anything from the defendant or an attorney representing him, a Fayette County jury took little time in returning a verdict last Wednesday.

  • TAILS – Everyone wins

    On their own, three individuals had the idea of taking dogs to Vandalia Correctional Center to have offenders work with them. When the three people got together, the idea became a reality.

  • Calendar

    Friday, August 25

    ✔ St. Peter Prairie Days begins with fish, chicken and ribeye dinner at 5 p.m., sand volleyball and softball tournaments at 6 p.m. and "Cary Miller Band" at 8 p.m.
    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Saturday, August 26

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jeremiah W. Bobbett, 26, Xenia, was arrested on Aug. 22 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    • Perry A. Gentry, 22, 108 W. Elm St., Brownstown, was arrested on Aug. 21 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Gregory A. Jones, 30, Nokomis, was arrested on Aug. 20 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. No bond information was listed.
    • Joshua R. Willis, 28, RR 2, Vandalia, was arrested on Aug. 20 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.

  • FNB warns customers about possible scam

    Customers of First National Bank of Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville are advised to be aware of a possible phone scam.
    In recent weeks, individuals have reported receiving phone calls that on their caller ID indicate are coming from First National Bank in Vandalia.
    One person reported that the caller was attempting to sell them a vacation. She became suspicious and immediately hung up. First National Bank is not selling any vacations, condos, or other related trips.  

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