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Today's News

  • Engagement

    Michelle Berger and Caleb Miller, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Friesners Visit Family

  • Anniversary

    Dennis and Evelyn Meseke of Shobonier will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 1.

  • Schaal joins National Bank at Greenville

    Harry Hutchison, president and CEO of National Bank, recently announced that Joe Schaal has joined National Bank at Greenville as the Greenville area business development officer.

  • Landmark Anniveraries

    Two employees of Dr. Kevin Childers recently passed milestone dates in their employment at Eye Care of Vandalia. Flanking Childers are administrative assistant Katrina Wollerman, left, 20 years, and optometric  technician Twila FInley, right, 25 years.

  • Gottman updates Chamber

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman gave a mid-year update on the city’s financial condition and its economic development efforts at the July 6 monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Harmon's IGA is now County Market

    When the new County Market sign went up on the front of Harmon’s Market IGA earlier this month, it marked the beginning of many changes for the Vandalia grocery store.

  • Tools for School dates, times set


    Tools for School, a program that provides free school supplies for Fayette County students in need, will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia on the following dates and times:
    • Wednesday, Aug. 10 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    •Thursday, Aug. 11 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 12 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 13 – 9 a.m.-noon.
    The program is open to all students in need in grades K-12.

  • Marriage Licenses-July 28, 2011

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:
    John David Shelton
    Vandalia
    Misti Joann Mays
    Brownstown
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    Kyle Timothy McCollum
    Charleston
    Carol Ann Reuscher
    Salem
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    Justin Evert McNeely
    Vandalia
    Misty Michelle Butler
    Vandalia
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    Blake Weston Doehring
    Vandalia
    Nicole Ashley Opfer
    Shobonier
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    Derek Joe Pruett
    Brownstown

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, July 28

    ✔ The village of Brownstown will be flushing fire hydrants this Thursday and Friday. The flushing may cause temporary discoloration of water, and residents are advised to check the water before doing laundry.
    ✔ The Summer Lunches for Kids program is under way. The lunches are available from 11-11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Home and in Rogier Park in Vandalia, at the township building in Shobonier and at the township garage in Vera.