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Today's News

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: These little sluggers were raised in rural Vandalia and still live in the area where this photo was taken in the 1960s. They are married to sisters.

  • The search for Curney Wicker

    Curney M. Wicker was born in Marshall County, Tenn., in 1836, a son of Abel and Mary Wicker, and was brought by his parents to Fayette County as an infant.    

  • Few days left for local survey

    If you have responded to the local survey on the continuation of recycling services in Vandalia, you only have a few days left to do so.
    The survey takes just a few minutes, if that, and lets city officials know whether city water customers are willing to have a monthly surcharge of $1.25 added to their water bills.
    That surcharge will help to fund the recycling programs currently offered by FAYCO Enterprises and the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District.

  • KC Cheerleading Awards
  • Four Vandals, one Lady Vandal earn SCC honors

    Five Vandals and one Lady Vandal have been given all-conference recognition by South Central Conference coaches.
    Five Vandals were picked for the SCC baseball squad, with senior Richie Well picked for first-team honors at two positions – pitcher and infielder.
    Also named to the first team were sophomore Nathan Casey, at the catcher position, and senior Kelly Jones, one of three outfielders.
    Junior Marcus Zimmerman is a second-team outfielder, and senior Alec Schroeder is a third-team infielder.

  • Gordon second, Steele eighth at state meet

    A hamstring injury kept Curtis Gordon, the defending state champion in the Class 1A pole vault, from competing in the pole vault for most of the regular track season.

  • Hanabarger addresses Memorial Day crowds

    Nature provided the perfect setting for the Brownstown VFW Post # 9770 Memorial Day service, with enough breeze to keep the many red, white and blue American flags billowing against the bright blue, cloudless sky, a reminder and symbol of our freedom. The word contains the word “free,” but those being honored and remembered paid a heavy price for our freedom.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 1

    ✔ Evans Public Library's summer reading program, "Read by Design," begins. Children age 3 through newly graduated high school seniors can sign up to win prizes for books read all summer long.
    ✔ 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, June 2

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Kenneth E. Casey, 58, 109 S. Shelby Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on May 29 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $10,000.
    • A 16-year-old Vandalia resident was arrested on May 28 for an alleged violation of bail bond. No bond information was listed.
    • Jordan A. Loniero, 31, East Grand Fork, Mich., was arrested on May 28 on a charge of possession of cannabis. Bond was $1,500.