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Today's News

  • Committees OKs proposed burning ordinance

    Vandalia’s director of public works last week agreed, on a trial basis, to have his department take care of what he perceives to be the most-significant leaf disposal issue.
    And, in doing so, John Moyer told city officials that he feels the city can continue to allow city residents to burn leaves.
    A meeting on possible revisions to the city’s burn ordinance last Thursday was called to address some residents’ complaints about leaf-burning. Also to be considered were any possible revisions related to fire pits and other types of burning.

  • City getting leads for Graham plant

    A week after city officials learned that a local plant would be shut down this summer, Vandalia’s mayor said strong emphasis is being placed on finding a new occupant for that space.
    Rick Gottman said at Monday’s city council meeting that he and a team of local individuals began meeting last week after Graham Packaging announced that it is closing its Vandalia plant.

  • Vandalia baseball, softball games canceled

    The Vandalia baseball and softball games scheduled for Monday have been canceled.

  • Lady Vandals now to play in Vandalia

    The softball game between Vandalia and Marquette Catholic will now be played in Vandalia due to wet grounds in Alton.

  • Vandalia, St. Elmo baseball games canceled

    The Vandalia baseball game at Litchfield has been canceled due to a school activity scheduling conflict at Litchfield. It will be made up on May 8 at 4:30 p.m. (varsity only). In addition, St. Elmo at North Clay has been canceled for Friday.

  • NEW: Friday at 9:50 a.m.-Council committees formulate burning recommendation

    9.12.060 Burning within the city limits

    A. No person shall, within the city limits, burn any material in open air or inside a stove or other enclosed apparatus kept outside a building and designed to contain burning material.

    B. Exemptions:

  • SCHS student seeking votes on Facebook

    Area residents are being asked to vote on Facebook for a South Central High School student who is a finalist for a Congressional art competition.
    Alex Woolridge of Farina is one of six finalists for the 19th District Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Congressman John Shimkus.
    Woolridge’s “Arch of Peace” is a 21-inch-by-24½ -inch oil painting.

  • SCHS Play is This Weekend

    The South Central production of "The Wizard of Oz" is set for 7 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday in the South Central Middle School gym.

    Admission is $2 for students and $4 for adults.Saturday matinee admission is $1. In front are Sierra Nannini, Terese  Kreke, Yuka Takata and sponsor Lorna Stowers. In the middle row are Victoria Hensen, Breanna Hester, Amber Hays, Chelsea McElroy and Abby Sauter. In back are Natalie Chapman, Matt Nowakowski, Jon Jahraus, Steven Mays, Robby Bennett, Rachel O'Leary, Zach Spencer and Frances Hebron.

  • KC Vandalia holds Arbor Day Celebration

    Kaskaskia College held Arbor Day celebrations at its main campus and at the Vandalia Center last week. The photos here are from the Vandalia Center celebration.

    In the first photo, KC President Dr. James Underwood talks about the importance of the college's adjunct faculty during the dedication of a tree in those faculty members' honor. In the second photo, Mary Schulze, director of the Vandalia KC Center, points out the trees on the campus grounds, as well as planned future plantings. A tree was also dedicated in Schulze's honor.

  • Vandalia Elementary School holds Fun Fair