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Today's News

  • Habitat Resale Shop Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Thursday at the new Habitat Resale Store in downtown Vandalia.

  • Denny's Opens

    The new Denny's Restaurant opened in Vandalia last Sunday evening.

    Owner/manager Dave Behrends, shown above, said that the opening of the 24-hour restaurant went smoothly. The 3,500-square-foot restaurant seats 132 customers either in booths or at  the counter. It is located next to the Fast Stop Travel Center at the western I-70 interchange. Nationally, Denny's has more than 1,550 restaurants

  • The Way We Were-Aug. 25, 2011

    15 Years Ago

    1996 – Two-year-old Karley Dannielle Flanagan of rural Vandalia died from smoke inhalation as her family’s home in Daisley’s Trailer Court was destroyed by fire.
    Harold H. Pennock, 47, of Centralia pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was arrested for DUI in Centralia after being involved in a traffic accident less than an hour after serving on the bench in Fayette County Circuit Court.
    The Vandalia Vandals pounded Litchfield, 49-0, in football action to raise their season mark to 2-0.

  • Banks of the Okaw-Aug. 25, 2011

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: These brothers, pictured in about 1961, both have businesses in Vandalia.

  • Letters lead to duel challenge for Abe

    Abraham Lincoln, who saw service in the Black Hawk War in Northern Illinois, is said to have joked that the only blood he shed during the conflict was from mosquito bites.

  • Shutoff of checks not playing fairly

    A short-sighted and poorly-planned attempt by Gov. Pat Quinn to save money in the education sector of state government has left the state's 44 regional superintendents and their assistants working without a paycheck.
    The governor's move has not changed the ways the duties are delivered or eliminated the services provided by the regional offices. The superintendents just aren't getting paid.

  • Just a Swingin'

    Lexi Supp enjoys one of the rides at the carnival offered late last week by Historical Vandalia.

  • Fire destroys Hagarstown area home

    A fire believed to be electrical in nature destroyed a home near Hagarstown early last Wednesday morning.
    Vandalia firefighters were called to the home of the Brad Wilkerson at midnight.
    Upon their arrival, firefighters found the home to be fully involved in flames.
    Fire officials said the fire appeared to have started in a laundry area and spread to a stairway.
    Fifteen Vandalia firefighters responded to the call. Firefighters from the Mulberry Grove and Keyesport fire protection districts provided mutual aid assistance.

  • Farmer injured in accident

    An Augsburg area farmer was injured in an accident on his farm last Thursday morning.
    According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Wayne Summann, along with some other individuals on his farm, driving a utility tractor to pull some posts.
    One of the other workers noticed after a while that Summan was no longer on the tractor and went to check.
    According to the sheriff's report, the worker found Summann in a ditch trapped under the rear of the tractor.
    Summann was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment.

  • FAYCO earns re-accreditation

    FAYCO Enterprises, a not-for-profit organization with facilities in Fayette, Montgomery and Bond counties that provides services to individuals with disabilities, was recently awarded a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities extending to June 30, 2014.
    This is the group’s 11th consecutive three-year certification. CARF has established international standards by which organizations such as FAYCO are reviewed.