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Today's News

  • National Week of Prayer observed locally

    “Prayer is our opportunity to communicate with God, talking and listening, followed by action, being in our schools, to be a positive influence, being able to talk, encourage and to show the love of Jesus.”
    That’s how Matt Philbrick summed up the purpose of the local observance of the National Week of Prayer.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Angela D. Mains, 23, 1307 W. Randolph St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 4 on a charge of driving while her license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • Crystal L. Snider, 31, 311 E. Fourth St., St. Elmo, was arrested on May 4 for failure to appear in court on a charge of burglary. Bond was $2,500.
    • James E. Wormick IV, 26, Richton Park, was arrested on Mary 4 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.

  • Administrator candidate review begins

    A Vandalia City Council committee will begin weeding out the candidates for the city administrator post next week.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 7

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ 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, May 8

  • 10-year term for arson, meth

    A Mt. Olive man who was arrested on aggravated arson and methamphetamine charges a little more than a year ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

  • National Week of Prayer is this week

    The National Week of Prayer is being observed in Vandalia throughout this week, starting with a community prayer on Sunday night and ending with the National Day of Prayer breakfast this Thursday.

    The schedule for the week is as follows:

    • Sunday – Community prayer at First Church of God on Thrill Hill Road, 6 p.m.

    • Monday – Prayer at Vandalia Chamber of Commerce, 7:45-8 a.m., with the Rev. John Glennon of Parkview Free Methodist Church the facilitator.

  • Celebration of Life Service
  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1990 – Frogtown correspondent Mary Peyton Meyer was a big hit on “The Tonight Show.”
    Burglars entered Jane Isbell Jewelry at about 5 a.m. Monday, doing about $4,000 in damage and stealing several thousand dollars worth of items. One of the alleged burglars was apprehended on I-70, about two miles east of Vandalia.
    Thirty-four relatives and friends attended the induction of Edward W. Mills into the IBCA Hall of Fame at Illinois State University in Normal.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s photo: The photo of this young man, who grew up in the Ramsey/Bayle City area, was taken about 40 years ago. He now is a driver for Orgill.

  • Former VCHS teacher, coach, administrator dies

    Former Vandalia Community High School teacher, coach and administrator Vito “Vic” Provinzano died on Thurday, April 23, at his home in Mattoon.
    Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mattoon. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon. Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham was in charge of arragements; online condolences may be expressed at www.hallfuneralchapel.com.
    Mr. Provinzano survivors include his wife of 68 years, Lucille; and three daughters.