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Today's News

  • Meseke-70 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Meseke of Vandalia celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Gallatin Street Grille on March 30.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It was dangerous going to Evergreen Outreach on Monday. The Rev. Jim Fackler brought his joke book! All kidding aside, it was a really good meeting.
    We sang our EO songs and had lots of helpers. Isn’t it nice to have helpers! And speaking of a good helper, Donna Smith welcomed us all with her sweet piano music. It definitely calms everyone.
    Our refreshments were provided by Jill Zimmer. We sang “Happy Birthday” to Jennifer Wilmer, Robert Nelson and Betty Turner before Fackler started our devotions.

  • Your life of faith all starts with a simple choice

    Nearly all of the decisions I make are alike in that they have practically no effect on anyone outside my family.

  • Mulberry Grove Grocery Changing Hands

    A retirement celebration, complete with cake and punch, was held Friday for Ernie and Ardith Carman, longtime owners of Carman’s Market in Mulberry Grove.

  • Two chamber officers moved up

    Members of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce heard about changes in two officer positions and were informed about the planned installation of a new LED message board at the organization’s office on North Fifth Street at last Wednesday’s monthly meeting.

  • White Family Foundation distributions announced

    Dedicated to the furtherance of charitable and educational opportunities within the local community, the purpose of the White Family Foundation is to foster, promote, and facilitate the ongoing conduct of actions and activities which will both provide and promote educational and charitable opportunities at a local, community level, throughout Fayette County.

  • McCarter Office Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new district office of Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) in Vandalia on March 28. Located at 310 W. Gallatin, the office replaces his former district office in Highland.

  • Earnest named first-team All-American

    Vandalia graduate Jessica Earnest was named a first-team All-American in women's bowling on Wednesday night.

    This year marks the first time the Vanderbilt senior has been named to the first team by the National Ten Pin Coaches Association. In the past three years, she has been named a second-team All-American.

    Earnest was honored at the Champions Banquet, an annual event held prior to the NCAA bowling championships.

  • Patoka beats Webber for first win

    PATOKA – After being shut out in the first two games of the season, Warriors coach Joey Eddy had a simple message for his team last Thursday.

    “Let’s make a statement,” he said prior to Patoka’s 6-3 win against Webber.

    And the Warriors sure took that message to heart.

    After leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning, Patoka’s offense went to work with two outs in the second, scoring five runs on three hits, three walks and an error.

  • Patoka Insider: Cain's walk sparks rally

    PATOKA – It all started with a walk.

    And while that’s not the most exciting play in baseball, it set the foundation for all sorts of excitement for the Warriors in a 6-3 win against Webber last Thursday.

    With two outs in the bottom of the second inning, Cain battled back from an 0-2 count to draw a walk and start a five-run rally that propelled Patoka to its first victory of the season.