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Today's News

  • City is making progress toward balanced budget

    One thing can be said for the city of Vandalia – it has always had as a priority maintaining its infrastructure and providing residents with an array of services.
    The same cannot be said about a number of other communities. For example, while the city of Vandalia can annually account for close to 100 percent of the water going through its water distribution system, another town in the region recently reported that it could not – due to aging infrastructure – account for about 40 percent of the water going through its system.

  • News Briefs_May 19, 2011

    Relay karaoke contest is next Thursday

     

    A Fayette County Relay for Life karaoke contest will be held next Thursday evening in Lincoln Park in the 300 block of West Gallatin Street. Registration begins at 6 p.m., and the entry fee is $10, with cash prizes to be awarded.

    Participants may call 425-3843 or 704-5293 to confirm song availability or they may provide their own karaoke CD.

    Seating is limited, so those planning to attend should take lawn chairs. Concessions will be available.

  • Roadblock Day Proclamation

    Mayor Rick Gottman has signed a proclamation declaring this Saturday as Southern and Central Illinois Laborers' Roadblock Day.

    On Saturday, members of Laborers' Local 1197 will be collecting  donations to assist disabled children. Above, Gottman (center) is shown with Joe Hill (left), field representative for Laborers' Local 1197, and Ted Miller, local shop steward.

  • Dogs are welcome visitors at Friendship Manor

    Two ambassadors of good will and warm, fuzzy feelings are on duty four to five days a week at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in St. Elmo.

  • City continues to work on trimming budget

    As Vandalia officials continue their work toward producing a balanced budget, the city’s finances continue to be the main topic of discussion at city council meetings.

  • Teen's fitness for trial to be argued again

    An attorney representing a Loogootee teen charged with murdering a neighbor couple last fall will ask the court to again consider whether the teen is fit to stand trial.

  • VJHS principal accepts superintendent position

    In an hour-long meeting – half of which was occupied by a closed-session meeting on personnel matters – the Vandalia Board of Education approved the hiring of two high school staffers and accepted the resignations of three others.

  • Schedule changes at South Central

    The regional tournament game between South Central and North Clay softball that was originally scheduled to be played in St. Peter has been moved to Louisville.

    The baseball game between South Central and Flora has been moved from Kinmundy to Flora.

  • UPDATE: Seven Jr. Vandals make state track meet

    PANA -- Seven athletes from Vandalia have advanced to the Illinois Elementary School Association state track meet.

    Eighth-graders qualifying were:

    •Luke Hollinshead, shot put
    •Ryan Bayles, long jump
    •Ben Strobel, 1,600-meter run
    •Allie Holtmann, high jump
    •Johanna Walton, high jump

    Seventh-graders qualifying were:

    •Ethan Meyer, 200-meter dash
    •Jalea Paslay, 800-meter run

  • Hill sisters advance to state meet in discus

    ROBINSON -- Two St. Elmo athletes on Friday advanced to the girls state meet next weekend.

    Senior Abby Hill and her younger sister, freshman Molly Hill, placed first and second in the discus throw at the Class A sectional meet at Robinson on Friday.

    The elder sister threw 108 feet, 2 inches to win the event, while also meeting the state's automatic qualifying standard of 107 feet.