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Today's News

  • Area school districts set registration dates

    VANDALIA
    Online registration opened at 10 a.m. on Monday. To complete all registration items, parents use the parent portal at TeacherEase (www.teacherease.com).
    Student fees can be paid online.
    Families new to the district can go online to www.teacherease.com/NewFamilyRegistration.aspx?refid=00d6c98b-e4a6-45cb-....
    District registration will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. next Wednesday at Vandalia Junior High School.
    The first day of student attendance will be Thursday, Aug. 17.
    BROWNSTOWN

  • Foundation seeks future nominees for award

    The Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation is always accepting nominations for its Distinguished Alumni Award.
    The award recognizes and honors exceptional VCHS graduates within the areas of professional, personal and civic achievement.
    Nominees must:
    • Be a graduate of VCHS.
    • Have graduated at least 20 years prior to the nomination.
    • Have outstanding accomplishments in his or her profession, or have made significant contributions to his or her community or society.

  • Donley this year's recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award

    A 1983 graduate of Vandalia Community High School who is a chemical engineer with a strong background in handling hazardous materials is this year’s lone selection of the Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 27

    ✔ "If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln" is the story for the final story time at 10 a.m. at the Vandalia Statehouse. The story time will feature some retired teachers, homemade toy crafts and ice cream.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

    Friday, July 28

    ✔ Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home; doors open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday deadline for FSA nominations

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency acting state executive director for Illinois, Richard L. Graden, is reminding farmers and ranchers that they have until next Tuesday to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.
    County committees are made up of farmers and ranchers elected by other producers in their communities to guide the delivery of farm programs at the local level.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Jeremy Jordon Smith
    St. Elmo
    Lisa Marie Austin
    Brownstown
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    John David Shelton
    St. Elmo
    Taylor Paige Cole
    St. Elmo
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    Aaron Reigh Hudson
    Beecher City
    Myste Marie Brown
    Beecher City
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    Myron Leon Sandiford
    Vandalia
    Kim Rayné Ward
    Vandalia

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Rose C. Stepeney, 31, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested on July 25 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked, speeding, expired registration, no valid registration, improper display of registration and no front license plate. No bond information was listed.
    • Jessie M. Knight, 32, 927 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on July 25 on a charge of driving while her license is suspended. Bond was $1,500.

  • Feldhake helps provide new event for fair

    County fairs have been an American tradition for many years – Fayette County’s informational book states that 2017 is the 87th year for the Fayette County Fair, offering something for all of the family.

  • Alumni event one of three on Sept. 30

    This year’s All-School Reunion held by the Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation will be part of a day full of activities in Vandalia.
    The reunion will be held in the evening of Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Vandalia Moose Lodge, under the following schedule:
    • Social hour – 5-6:30 p.m.
    • Dinner – 6:30-8 p.m. The menu includes fried chicken, ham, beef and noodles, twice-baked potato, green beans, carrots, farmer’s salad, rolls and pie.
    • Distinguished Alumni Award presentation – 8 p.m. (See Page 1B)

  • Disturbances cause delay in trial

    A bench trial has been set for a St. Elmo man jailed on drug charges who has been disruptive in court during recent pretrial hearings.