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Today's News

  • News Briefs

    Tourist Center on summer schedule

    The Vandalia Tourist Information Center, which houses the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce, is now operating under its summer schedule.
    The center, located at 1408 N. Fifth St., is now open on weekends – from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and from 1-4:30 p.m. on Sundays.
    As usual, the center is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays.
    Summer hours run from Memorial Day weekend through Sept. 30.
    For more information, call the chamber office at 283-2728.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses have been issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:
    Kyle Wayne Sapp
    Shumway
    Tashawna Nicole Morrison
    Shumway

    Jason Michael Buie
    Brownstown
    Bambi Nichole Kistler
    Brownstown

    Jerry Lee Miller
    Vandalia
    Michelle Lea Wilson
    Vandalia

    Mark David Ambuehl
    Vandalia
    Angela Dawn Campbell
    Vandalia

    Aaron Thomas Brewer
    Oblong
    Danielle Sue Ballard

  • Fayette Water meeting is Tuesday night

    Fayette Water Co.
    As was mentioned in an article in a recent issue of The Leader-Union, Phase VI (Vandalia Lake area) is limited to homes in areas on the approved plans.
    Members of Fayette Water in these areas are the only ones shown as getting a meter.
    Anyone who is not a member and wants to be connected to Fayette Water’s system should fill out a membership form as soon as possible.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Carla M. Durbin, 31, Pana, turned herself in on a warrant for residential burglary, theft more than $500 and criminal damage to property. Bond was $25,000.
    • Cortez Yarbough, 33, East St. Louis, was arrested on June 11 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked, driving 83 mph in a 65-mph zone and illegal transportation of alcohol. Bond was $1,500.
    • Robert L. Davis, 36, 100 Spooner St., Ramsey, was arrested on June 11 on a charge of battery. He was released on a notice to appear in court.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 14

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, June 16

    ✔ A country music dance is held from 7-10 p.m. every Saturday at the old Seminary Schoolhouse south of Hagarstown. For more information, call 267-8386 or 367-1506.
    Sunday, June 20

  • Weaver had fun growing up in hard times

    You might say Loretta Weaver is a transplant to Illinois, as she was born and grew up in the boot hills of Missouri.

  • Craig named to EMA post

    The Fayette County Health Department employee who works as the emergency coordinator for that agency will now also provide that service for Fayette County.

  • FAYCO seeks public's help to improve recycling program

    The recycling program for Vandalia and Fayette County has grown by leaps and bounds since it has been provided on a regular basis by FAYCO Enterprises.

  • Buscher pleased with Vandals after shootout

    Getting his first look at his team in action, first-year Vandalia boys basketball coach Brian Buscher was left satisfied.

    The Vandals went 4-4 in the first summer shootout, making the tournament quarterfinals after winning a first-round game, 28-22, against Putnam County on Tuesday.

    Though the team lost to eventual champion Princeton, Ind., 29-24, in the quarterfinals, wins earlier in the day against Benton and West Frankfort evened the Vandals’ overall shootout record.

  • Jr. Legion falls in DH against Teutopolis

    Vandalia Jr. Legion coach TK Kinkead is hopeful that at least one of his hitters will get hot soon.

    Post 95 has had trouble getting into a groove on offense, and Kinkead said that if one player gets going, the rest of the team may follow. Then, nights like Tuesday against Teutopolis might not end in 11-4 and 8-3 losses.

    “That’s the natural thing with a summer team of guys who know each other,” he said. “It would be huge, but right now, we aren’t getting the consistent play from anyone.”