Today's News

  • National Road Kiosk Dedication
  • City cannabis, paraphernalia law on the books

    To address a change in state law, the Vandalia City Council voted on Monday to make possession of a small amount of marijuana or drug paraphernalia a city ordinance violation.
    But approval of the ordinance did not come without significant debate.
    The measure passed in a 6-1 vote, with aldermen Jerry Swarm, Andy Lester, Ken Hubler, Russ Stunkel, Joel Rebbe and B. John Clark voted for it, and Dorothy Crawford casting the lone dissenting vote.
    Crawford initiated the lengthy discussion, citing her reasons for not supporting such an ordinance.

  • Council picks lower of two choices for hikes

    Presented with two options for increases in water and sewer rates for the coming year, Vandalia aldermen chose the one proposing lower increases, making one adjustment to that proposal.
    Approved in a 5-2 vote was a proposed increase of 3.11 percent in water rate. And while that proposal called for no increase in sewer rates, alderman approved a 1-percent hike.
    The city’s auditing firm, Timmerman and Co. Ltd. of Vandalia, gave aldermen two options for water and sewer rates as it presented the city audit earlier this month.

  • Democratic Dinner
  • Calendar of Events

    Thursday, September 22

    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers Association meets at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers in Fayette County are invited to attend. For more information, contact Diane Curll at 283-0492.
    ✔ Evans Public Library’s Homeschool Group will meet from 1-2 p.m. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Warren R. Williams, 62, 223 N. First St., Brownstown, was arrested on Sept. 20 on a charge of driving under the influence. Bond was $3,000.
    • Dallas R. Doggett, 27, 178 E. 650 Ave., Mulberry Grove, was arrested on Sept. 20 on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. No bond information was listed.
    • Bobby J. Bryan, 50, Flora, was arrested on Sept. 19 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Matthew Wayne Harder
    Trishia Nichole Buzzard
    Laurence Wade Rochkes
    Tiffany Marie McDonald
    Richard Alan Clark
    Jennifer Jo Trivitt
    Myron Herschel Madison
    Valerie Lee Hayes
    Jeremy Ray Warner
    St. Elmo
    Caitlyn Ann Durbin

  • No candy at Halloween Parade – Lions explain
  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

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