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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Darrell W. Gann, 37, 125 E. Third St., Ramsey, was arrested on Dec. 26 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $200 cash.
    • Amy Huskey, 31, 20 Oak Grove Lane, Brownstown, was arrested on Dec. 25 on charges of driving without a valid license and no front license plate. Bond was $1,500.
    • Anthony L. Meyer, 51, 726 Pineview, Ramsey, was arrested on Dec. 24 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $200.
    • Imari S. Robinson, 25, Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested on Dec. 24 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $3,500.

  • School district continues to wait on state funds

    The Vandalia School District is continuing to keep its head above water despite delays in funds coming from the state.
    Superintendent Rich Well told the board of education last week that the district has not received categorical payments, for such things as transportation, this year, and is short a payment from last year.
    Well said he is “really disheartened by the lack of something getting done,” the lack of action on school reform, in the state capital.

  • Carson gets response from President Obama

    Chloe Carson is an 18-year-old Brownstown High School senior, very sweet and courteous. She likes animals, is active in school, and sings in her church’s choir and at school.  

  • A work in progress

    The Fayette County Board voted during a special meeting last week to put the new county budget out for public viewing, but not until board members had continued to talk about the need to fine tune it.
    The proposed budget shows the general fund with a deficit of $527,832 at the end of the fiscal year ending on Nov. 30 of next year.
    When board member Wade Wilhour asked, “Is this one of the worst budgets we’ve passed?” board Chairman Jeff Beckman said, “Yes,” and Vice Chairman Darrell Schaal said, “Probably.”

  • Caring & Sharing

    Four decades ago, the Fayette County Health Department initiated a program through which Christmas baskets were given to six less-fortunate families in the county. Today, that program continues to thrive on a much larger scale.

  • Insurance Agency Again Donates to VCHS Athletics
  • AAA Tumbling
  • Lady Vandals fall to Hillsboro Monday

    After scoring only four points in the first half, Sammi Matoush connected for 20 points in the second half to lead Hillsboro to its second win over the Lady Vandals within a week and a half, 60-49.

  • Lady Vandals fall to Hillsboro Monday

    After scoring only four points in the first half, Sammi Matoush connected for 20 points in the second half to lead Hillsboro to its second win over the Lady Vandals within a week and a half, 60-49.

  • Wrestlers at 8-2 after going 2-1

    The Vandalia wrestling team improved to 8-2 on the season on Friday, winning two of three matches at the Whitfield Quad in a St. Louis suburb.

    Vandal wrestlers defeated the Missouri squads from Festus, 59-24, and Vianney, 52-20, and lost to perennial Missouri powerhouse Whitfield, 59-15.