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Today's News

  • Fire Prevention Presentations

    Members of the Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department visited local schools during Fire Prevention Week last week to teach children about fire safety.

    Above, members of a Head Start class in Vandalia are shown with VVFD Chief Ed Taylor Jr. (right) and firefighter Sam Flowers.

  • Births Oct. 20, 2011

    Christine Ann Reneé Snider
    Reneé Snider and Scott Hull are the parents of a girl born at 12:38 a.m. on Aug. 23, 2011.

  • Marriage Licenses-Oct. 20, 2011

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Circuit Clerk Terri Braun:
    Kenneth Douglas Fleener
    Decatur
    Deborah Sue Allen
    Decatur
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    Dalton Glenn Patterson
    Vandalia
    Ashley Anne Dalton
    Vandalia
     

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Sept. 29 for its monthly meeting and luncheon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    There were 25 members present, as well as two guests, Kenneth and Angie Hagen from Shelbyville.
    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer. After the meal, President Dean Black called the meeting to order, the secretary and treasurer report was given and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for September were read.

  • Riedle-Knoche

    Mary Riedle and Dave Knoche have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Roberts-Windler

    Sarah Roberts of Vandalia and Scott Windler of St. Charles, Mo., were united in marriage on Friday, July 23, 2010, at Old Hickory Golf Course in St. Peters, Mo., with the Rev. Andrew Erickson performing the outdoor ceremony.

  • Moyer - 40 years

    Mr. and Mrs. John Moyer of Vandalia will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • Banks of the Okaw-Oct. 20, 2011

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This young woman, who was 17 when the photograph was taken, was born in Patoka and attended Shobonier Grade School.

  • The Way We Were-Oct. 20, 2011

    15 Years Ago

    1996 – The Vandalia Vandals clobbered Breese Central, 30-6, to end the football season with a perfect 9-0 mark. The Vandals were to host Piasa Southwestern in the first round of post-season playoffs.
    Josephine Burtschi, a noted Vandalia historian who established The Little Brick House, died at the age of 87.
    A white male in a Chevrolet Blazer robbed First Bank in Vandalia, getting away with an undisclosed amount.

  • Dorothy Anthony writes of good old days

    In 1995, Dorothy Anthony of Greenville contacted me to see if I could help her put stories and poems she had written together in a book.
    Dorothy told me that for the past 20 years she had published a one-page newsletter for her friends and relatives, and included in them memories and stories from her childhood and everyday life. The idea for her newsletter came to her one day when she needed someone to talk to…to fill that empty space.