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Today's News

  • Turner-Hoover

    Mary Turner of Ramsey and Andrew Hoover of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The future bride is the daughter of Louie and Martha Turner of Ramsey. She is pursuing her degree in business administration through Argosy University.
    The future groom is the son of the late Bob and Virginia Hoover of Bingham. He is employed at Octochem in Vandalia, and is a volunteer fireman with the Smithboro Fire Protection District.

  • Pryor-50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Brad Pryor of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11.


    Brad Pryor and the former Linda Blunt were married on Nov. 11, 1962, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, with Dr. Archie Brown officiating.
    Their attendants were Sharon McDonald Hoover, the late Sue Rogier Hicks, Larry Blunt and Tom Metzger.
    The Pryors are the parents of a daughter, Stacy Kruenegel.
    They have two grandchildren, Tyler and Jamie Kruenegel.

  • Wasser-60 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wasser of Vandalia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 19.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses have been issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri Braun:
    Trey Edmund Wright
    Beecher City
    Hailey Justeen Carson
    St. Elmo
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    Ethan Leon Carlock
    Fillmore
    Makenzie Dawn Mueller
    Fillmore
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    Randol Keith Protz
    Vandalia
    Janel Marie Kornegay
    Vandalia
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    Gabe Arthur Boatman
    Brownstown
    Amber Nicole McNeely
    Brownstown
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    Johnny Wayne Webber Jr.
    Vandalia

  • Halloween parade winners

    Float Division
    1-Five Star Learning Center, Ponderosa/KFC/Taco Bell Award, $350.

  • The Way We Were

    15 Years Ago

    1997 – Kelly McGinnis, a 41-year-old man who earlier this year was convicted of murdering Greenville attorney Tom Meyer, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of armed violence in Fayette County. McGinnis was found guilty of shooting up the office of Vandalia attorney Larry LeFevre.
    Travis Blain passed the 1,000-yard mark in rushing for the second straight season as the Vandalia Vandals defeated Hillsboro, 31-8.

  • Your vote counts; vote on Tuesday

    Election day is next Tuesday. Are you ready?
    Have you studied the candidates so you can cast an informed vote? Have you checked their records and their positions on various issues that are key to the way that they’ll approach the job? Have you compared their backgrounds and experience to know if they’re prepared to handle the job?
    If not, it’s time to get started.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: No photo this week.
    In last week’s Mystery Banks Photo were: No photo last week.
    This week’s Scrambler:  rehte era heter stendiregin ni eth dogo feli: ginlaren, nagnire nad rignaney.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. (Malcolm Forbes)

  • 'Vandalia Raid' part of Civil War history

    Alenia Dressor McCord was reared in the Bethel community, now Reno, about eight miles northwest of Greenville and was a child during the turbulent years of the Civil War.
    She told her granddaughter, the late Alenia McCord, many family stories. Miss McCord is remembered by many as a teacher at Vandalia High School. One of her stories was about an event that would become known as the "Vandalia Raid."

  • Museum event is this Sunday

    The second in this Seasons of Events sponsored by the Fayette County Museum will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., in the Vandalia First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Entry is from the parking lot west of hall.
    Linda Dust, a storyteller from Assumption, will provide the program. She has relatives buried in Vandalia and will be telling historical family stories.
    After years of dabbling in folk music, Dust became a fan of storytelling and began attending concerts and festivals. It wasn’t much of a leap from singing folk ballads to telling folk tales.