Today's News

  • MCS Counseling adds new therapist

    MCS Counseling of Vandalia has added a new therapist, Karen Gilmore, to its counseling staff.

  • FAYCO Recycling Center Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning at the new recycling center of FAYCO Enterprises.

    Located at 2022 Wagner St. on the north side of Vandalia, the center processes and recycles newspapers, magazines, office paper, plastic containers, cardboard, aluminum cans and steel cans.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Michelle Vaughan, administrator at Vandalia Rehabilitation & Health Care Center for the past eight years, has been honored with a rare Lifetime Achievement Award by the company that owns and operates the facility.

  • Hall promoted to VP and risk officer at FNB

    Candy Hall, currently an assistant vice president at The First National Bank in Vandalia, has been promoted to vice president and senior risk officer.

  • Semifinals set in St. Elmo Holiday Tournament

    ST. ELMO — The championship and consolation semifinals have been set in this season's St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    On Thursday, top-seeded St. Elmo will face No. 4 Beecher City in the championship semifinals at 7:45 p.m., and the winner of game one will face either No. 2 Altamont or No. 6 South Central, which play on Friday at 7:45 p.m.

    The championship game will be on Saturday at 8 p.m.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses have been issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri Braun:

    Victor Edward Thompson
    Tammy Lee Smith
    Daniel Guy Cole
    Tabitha Kay Stanley
    Zachary Earl Longwell
    Clarissa Marie Olmstead

  • Eagles, Beecher City win at St. Elmo Holiday Tournament

    The top two seeds which played on Tuesday in the first round of the 53rd annual St. Elmo Holiday Tournament were each victorious.

    No. 1 St. Elmo beat No. 8 Mulberry Grove, 56-32, and No. 4 Beecher City beat No. 5 Brownstown, 67-59.

    The remaining teams played first-round games on Wednesday night, and semifinals will be held on Thursday and Friday nights, with the finals set to begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

    The championship game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Brandon C. Edwards, 19, Granite City, was arrested on Dec. 10 on a warrant for residential burglary. Bond was $25,000.
    • Melody A. Younker, 25, 522 N. Fifth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 10 for failure to appear in Effingham County court on a small claims matter. Bond was $250 cash.
    • Nathan L. Gaffner, 23, RR 3, Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 9 for failure to appear in court on a small claims matter. Bond was $150 cash.

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  • Vandals win first two conference games

    The Vandals started strong and never really slowed down in picking up their second conference win of the season on Tuesday night.

    Scoring 19 points in the first quarter, Vandalia set the tone against South Central Conference rival Hillsboro during a 56-34 victory in the home-opener for the Vandals.