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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Enlow wins at Indy Nationals

    Vandalia resident Anthony Enlow, 9, placed first at the Indy Nationals in Indianapolis on Sunday. Enlow is wrestling with the King Select Wrestling Club.

  • Fredbird, Joe Cunningham visit Brownstown Elementary
  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jevon D. Gaston, 24, Belleville, was arrested on Feb. 20 for failure to appear in Montgomery County court on a charge of operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Bond was $5,100.
    • Melissa P. Workman, 49, 927 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 19 on a charge of battery. Bond was $1,000.
    • Brandon V. Oertel, 18, 314 N. Kennedy Blvd., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 19 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. No bond information was listed.

  • Two killed in wreck early Sunday morning

    Both drivers were killed in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 51 south of Vandalia early Sunday morning.

  • Calendar of Events

    Thursday, February 23

    ✔ A meeting of the Downtown Vandalia Merchants Co-op will be held at 5 p.m. at Old Town Cheese on Gallatin Street.
    ✔ 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.
    Saturday, February 25

  • News Briefs

    Lincoln Day Dinner is Saturday

    The Fayette County Republican Central Committee will hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner this Saturday evening at the American Legion Home in  Vandalia.
    The event begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and a program.
    Speakers will include U.S. Congressman John Shimkus, state Sen. John O. Jones, state Sen. Kyle McCarter, state Rep. John Cavaletto, Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen and Joshua Morrison, Republican candidate for state's attorney.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Feb. 27 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Pancakes w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Feb. 29 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, March 1 – Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit.   
    Friday, March 2 – Breakfast to go.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Feb. 27 – Crispito, Mexican rice, sliced peaches, yogurt and milk.    

  • OASIS meeting held on Feb. 13

     The OASIS (Older Adults Sharing In Service) were overwhelmed when they entered the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church on Monday, Feb. 13. Red and white placemats, Valentine napkins, centerpieces of red hearts, cupids and red bowls holding votive candles created an atmosphere that was romantic and whimsical.
    Some of Charlie and Linda Townsend’s collection of antique Valentines were on display at a designated table. The refreshment table was abundantly loaded with special treats.

  • Card Showers

    Earl Hovious
    A card shower is planned for Earl Hovious of Brownstown, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday on March 3.

  • Fender-30 years

    Mr. and Mrs. William Fender of Vandalia will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Monday.


    The Fenders were married on Feb. 27, 1982, at First Baptist Church in St. Elmo.
    They are the parents of 7-year-old quadruplets: Haley, Kaley, Jessica and William.
    Cards may be sent to 2121 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, 62471.