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Today's News

  • Marriage Licenses Dec. 1, 2011

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:
    Michael Todd Fickes
    Vandalia
    Rose Ann Woolsey
    Vandalia
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    Donny Joe Fickes
    Vadnalia
    Katrina Marie Tate
    Vandalia
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    Joshua Alan Hunt
    Decatur
    Amanda Fay Ward
    Decatur
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    Donald Ray Roberts
    Vandalia
    Courtney Kay Swick
    Vandalia
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    Scott Michael Hull
    Vandalia
    Jacky Renee Snider

  • Calendar-Dec. 1, 2011

    Thursday, December 1

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ 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.
    Saturday, December 3

    ✔ St. Elmo's Holiday Celebration will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Lady Vandals open season with two road wins at South Central and Marquette

    The Lady Vandals opened the season with a pair of road wins, getting by both South Central and Marquette Catholic in the past 10 days.

    "We're doing about what I expected to do," said coach Michelle McNary. "Overall, I'm pleased, and I'm excited about Saturday to see what we can do against Piasa."

  • Kaitlyn Kramer works with students in Africa

    Kaitlyn Kramer graduated from Brownstown High School with the class of 2007. During her senior year, she worked for a while with special education students in a classroom, and decided she wanted to continue in that field.

  • Vandalia wrestlers win first dual meet

    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    at Belleville West
    Vandalia 38
    Belleville 37
    •106 – Ryne Lipsey lost by fall at 0:25
    •113 – Belleville won by forfeit
    •120 – Belleville won by forfeit
    •126 – Tyler Dagen won by fall at 3:00
    •132 – Ben Davis lost by fall at 3:40
    •138 – C.J. Runkel won by fall at 1:59
    •145 – Dalton Blankenship won by fall at 1:40
    •152 – Blake Cripe lost, 11-0
    •160 – Daniel Edwards won, 11-9

  • Holiday activities begin this weekend

    The Christmas season in Fayette County gets into full swing with a variety of activities over the next few days.

  • Smoking trial is this week

    A little more than a month after one liquor license holder in Vandalia admitted to allowing smoking in its establishment, a second license holder is taking its case to trial.
    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3862 was issued a ticket in August for allegedly violating the city’s ordinance prohibiting smoking at the end of July.
    On Oct. 25, Commander Terry Oldham represented the post in pleading guilty to that ticket. The post was fined $250.

  • Ribbon-cutting to be held at track

    A ribbon-cutting and the first races will be held at the finish line of the new track at Vandalia Community High School on Friday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m.

    At the event, an unofficial 400-meter dash will be held for both boys and girls.

  • Filing for primary election begins

    As candidate filing for the spring primary election got under way on Monday, a race in next fall’s general election was formed.

  • BJHS wins regional title

    The top-seeded Brownstown Junior High seventh-grade girls basketball team last Tuesday won a regional championship by defeating No. 3 Altamont, 32-22, at the Class 7-2A regional in Beecher City. Brownstown played Oblong at the Albion sectional on Wednesday night.