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Today's News

  • Anniversary

    Dwight and Bessie Hagy of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering.

  • Engagement

    Chelsea Tompkins and Charles Lindahl have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Amy Pippin and Carl Sefton have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Banks of the Okaw-July14, 2011

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This young woman, pictured at age 7, grew up in Seminary Township. She is well known around Vandalia.

  • The Way We Were

    15 Years Ago

    1996 – The Vandalia Municipal Swimming Pool was ready to open after extensive rehabilitation work was completed.
    Reservations were being taken for the second annual Vandalia Community High School alumni banquet.
    A Centralia judge, Harold Pennock III, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol following an auto accident in Centralia. The accident occurred a little more than an hour after Pennock completed his daily duties on the bench in Fayette County.

  • Don't forget Ford show this weekend

    As the fair winds down, another special event is gearing up – this one at Vandalia Lake.
    The event is the inaugural Midwest All-Ford Nationals Car Show & Swap Meet. It runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday. It has the potential to attract hundreds of vintage Ford cars and trucks, as Ford enthusiasts bring their vehicles to the event to be judged and appreciated.

  • Still time to enjoy the fair

    Though the Fayette County Fair has been going on since last Saturday, there's still plenty of action to come before it completes its run this Saturday.
    One of the early activities this week was the crowning of the fair royalty. Reigning over the fair are Marisa Thomason (Miss Fayette County Fair), Brooke Mayfield  (Junior Miss Fayette County Fair) and Emma Grace Smith (Little Miss Fayette County Fair). Congratulations to those young women. They will continue to represent Fayette County at events throughout the next year.

  • DeMoulins made more than band uniforms

    What do you think of first when you hear the name, DeMoulin Brothers of Greenville?  

  • Tackett remembers growing up in floodplain

    During the recent Kaskaskia River flooding, Pauline Weaver Tackett was reminded of her childhood days, when families lived in the river bottom south of Vandalia.

  • Inaugural Ford show is this weekend

    Hundreds, if not thousands, of car and truck enthusiasts – particularly those who favor Ford products – are expected to descend upon the Vandalia Lake campgrounds this weekend.