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Today's News

  • 100th Anniversary

    In 1913, there was a Home Study Circle and Woman’s Club in Vandalia, among other clubs.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This photo shows a team that participated in the Vandalia men's softball league nearly 40 years ago.
     

  • Support the band; go to the concert

    Music is a special thing. It moves the soul and touches us in ways that few other things can.
    When it’s well taught, it creates unique learning experiences that cannot be duplicated in other areas of our educational system. And it instills an appreciation for music that will go with our students for a lifetime.
    In the Vandalia School District, we currently are in the enviable position of having strong instructors who are imparting the musical skills and passion to our students.

  • Children tell Sarah Washburn's story

    Sarah Washburn died at her home in Otego Township on a Sunday morning, Feb. 9, 1896, in the 63rd year of her life.
    An obituary, published in The Vandalia Union newspaper, told that she was born in the state of Virginia on Sept. 12, 1833, and came to this county as a young woman. She was three times left a widow, was the mother of six children and stepmother to as many more.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1993 – Bed races, a car cruise and a community-wide garage sale were among the planned activities for the Cumberland Road Fest being sponsored by the Vandalia Tourism Committee.
    Vandalia Junior High School students were studying the “Roaring ‘20s” during a week-long, across-the-curriculum activity. The week included special instruction and discussion about the 1920s, and a USO Show being put on by the students.

  • Council approves TIF grant, lake club lease

    The Vandalia City Council approved on Monday a grant to help fund the renovation of a long-time business and a new lease with the Vandalia Shrine Club.
    The council approved a Tax Increment Financing grant of up to $15,000 to Dennis Young for improvements to Arthur Young Inc., a longtime Chevrolet dealer in Vandalia.
    Young told the city’s TIF Advisory Committee at its March 8 meeting that originally, General Motors wanted him to make renovations totaling about $600,000.

  • County expects to vote on liquor license

    The Fayette County Board chairman alerted board members last week that they will likely be voting on the issuance of a liquor license at their April meeting.
    At the February meeting, the board was scheduled to vote on an application from Steve and Latisha Mabry, who plan to open a restaurant on Ill. Route 185 on the east side of Vandalia Lake.

  • News Briefs

    Extension Foundation dinner is April 7

    The Fayette County Extension Foundation will hold a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at the Brownstown Elementary School cafeteria.
    The meal will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, breadsticks, homemade dessert and drink. Tickets for 13 years of age and up are $7 each, and tickets for children ages 5-12 years of age are $4 each; children under 5 eat free.

  • Vandalia Idol finale is Saturday

    With both nights of preliminary competition complete, eight finalists prepare to compete this Saturday for a $250 cash award and the honor of being the Vandalia Idol for the third season.
    The second-place winner in each division of the Idol competition, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Vandalia, will receive $100.
    The competition, held at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, begins at 6 p.m.
    The public is invited to attend, and admission is $3 per person.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Zayne L. Nash, 20, RR 3, Vandalia, was arrested on March 19 on a charge of criminal trespass to a residence. Bond was $15,000.
    • Whitney C. Dealy, 27, Gillespie, was arrested on March 19 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • Gaige C. Stief, 19, 2109 Burg Trail, Fillmore, was arrested on March 18 on charges of reckless driving and leaving a vehicle unattended. No bond information was listed on the arrest log.