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Today's News

  • Celebration of Life Service
  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1990 – Frogtown correspondent Mary Peyton Meyer was a big hit on “The Tonight Show.”
    Burglars entered Jane Isbell Jewelry at about 5 a.m. Monday, doing about $4,000 in damage and stealing several thousand dollars worth of items. One of the alleged burglars was apprehended on I-70, about two miles east of Vandalia.
    Thirty-four relatives and friends attended the induction of Edward W. Mills into the IBCA Hall of Fame at Illinois State University in Normal.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s photo: The photo of this young man, who grew up in the Ramsey/Bayle City area, was taken about 40 years ago. He now is a driver for Orgill.

  • Former VCHS teacher, coach, administrator dies

    Former Vandalia Community High School teacher, coach and administrator Vito “Vic” Provinzano died on Thurday, April 23, at his home in Mattoon.
    Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mattoon. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon. Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham was in charge of arragements; online condolences may be expressed at www.hallfuneralchapel.com.
    Mr. Provinzano survivors include his wife of 68 years, Lucille; and three daughters.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Jesse James Ritchey
    Shobonier
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    Grant Cliff Sefton
    Brownstown
    Kelly Renee Harms
    Brownstown
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    Joshua Thomas Atwood
    Vandalia
    Callie Joanna Laack
    Vandalia
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    Richard Ian Kuhlman
    Shelbyville
    Courtney Rae Prosser
    Shelbyville
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    Samuel Lee Crow
    Witt
    Breanna Marie Hoover
    Pana
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  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses. There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.  Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.

  • News Briefs

    Pageant call-in day is Saturday

    This Saturday is call-in day for contestants for this year's Little Miss and Junior Fayette County pageants.
    Parents of contestants for the Little Miss pageant (ages 5-7) may begin calling at 9 a.m., and contestants for the Junior Miss pageant (entering grades 6-8) may begin calling at 10 a.m. The number to call is 427-3762.
    The first 20 callers in each division will be accepted for the pageants.
    Contestants for this year's Miss Fayette County Fair may enter through June 9.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Amy F. Beal, 38, 225 S. Seventh St., Vandalia, was arrested on April 28 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge. Bond was $1,500.
    • Aaron J. Shelby, 25, RR 2, Ramsey, was arrested on April 27 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge. He was being held for the Illinois Department of Corrections.
    • Kayla M. Bissell, 25, Effingham, was arrested on April 27 on a charge of retail theft. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 30

    ✔ 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 1

  • Klitzing receives gifts from the Cardinals

    Shirley Klitzing is known for being a loyal St. Louis Cardinals fan all of her life –    “Since I was 8 years old and Enos Slaughter hit a home run and they (Cardinals) won the World Series.
    “I think it was 1946,” she said.