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Today's News

  • Coal City woman killed in wreck

    A Coal City woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident last Friday morning.
    According to Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen, Sharon Lang, 68,  was crossing a rocked parking lot at the intersection of North Eighth Street and Janett Avenue on a 2007 Honda Gold Wing when she lost traction, causing her to roll the throttle open.
    Bowen said Lang's motorcycle crossed Janett Avenue and crashed into a block retaining wall.
    She was transported to Fayette County Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by Bowen.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Floyd C. Crisman, 39, Tamms, was arrested on Aug. 27 on a warrant for home invasion, aggravated battery and battery. Bond was $150,000.
    • William M. Peters, 25, 626 S. Locust St., Vandalia, was arrested on Aug. 26 on charges of driving while his license is revoked or suspended and driving an all-terrain vehicle on a roadway. Bond was $1,500.
    • Zack C. Resner, 17, Effingham, was arrested on Aug. 26 on charges of reckless driving and fleeing or attempting to elude police. He was released on a notice to appear in court.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 30

    ✔ 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.
    Friday, August 31

  • Team effort leads to meth arrests

    A group effort by area law enforcement officers has led to the arrest of two individuals on methamphetamine charges.
    According to Vandalia Police Chief Larry Eason, the VPD  and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation on the possible manufacture of methamphetamine in Vandalia.
    The investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at the home of Amy Miller, 31, 1319 W. Edwards St., and the arrest of Miller and Charles Roberts, 30, 422 S. Sixth St., Vandalia.

  • Fords, Fords & More Fords

    The second annual Midwest All-Ford Nationals were held on Saturday and Sunday at the Vandalia Lake campgrounds.

  • KC Vandalia Phase II plans OK'd

    A little more than nine months after displaying initial plans for effectively doubling the size of their Vandalia campus, Kaskaskia College officials have moved one step closer to that goal.

  • 18 years for cannabis trafficking

    A Florida man convicted of cannabis trafficking at the beginning of August will be in prison for close to two decades.
    Also in Fayette County Circuit Court, a rural Vandalia woman has been sentenced to prison on a heroin charge.
    Luiz M. Diaz Guillen, 46, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., was sentenced to 18 years in prison last Thursday by Fayette County Resident Circuit Judge S. Gene Schwarm.

  • Sisters' love for cooking shows at Good Old Days

    Continuing with the second of three stories in this series of the old Cumberland Road stagecoach stops and the tradition of providing food and rest for travelers and local folks, the focus this week is on the Good Old Days Catering and Banquet Hall at 365 W. Cumberland Road.

  • KC Board approves Vandalia Campus Phase II plans, design

    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Monday.
    The board approved the design and floor plan for Phase II of the Vandalia Campus.  The project’s estimated construction budget is $7,299,999.

  • St. Elmo baseball game canceled

    Monday's baseball game scheduled at St. Elmo against Sandoval has been canceled due to wet grounds.