Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    Fall dinner Sunday at St. Mary's Church

    St. Mary's Church on U.S. Route 40 in St. Elmo will be holding a fall dinner this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The meal will offer a choice of turkey or roast beef, plus all the trimmings.
    The price is $8 for adults, $4 for children 5-12 and free for pre-schoolers. Carryouts are available. For more information, call 829-3908.

    Veteran's Day service at Northside

  • Evergreen Outreach-nov. 10, 2011

    By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma
     On this wet and rainy Monday, Evergreen Outreach was in full swing – bringing sunshine to everyone!
    Pam Childers played the piano, delighting us all with old-time hymns and gospel songs, followed by the old standbys: "Bill Bailey," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "Clementine"  and "Bicycle Built For Two."

  • Enjoy the beauty of the fall season – leaves and all

    What a great time of year this is. The heat of summer has given way to the coolness of fall. The leaves on the trees are changing from various shades of green to bright yellow, gold and red.

  • Walmart buys dictionaries

    The Walmart Foundation recently selected the Vandalia Rotary Club's dictionary program to receive a grant of $700.

    Through that program, every third-grade student in Fayette and Bond counties is given a dictionary. Pictured are Vandalia Walmart Manager Ken Wamble, left, and Vandalia Rotary Club President Lyn Gartke.

  • Gottman speaks to Chamber

    Since he had given a full report at the recent new business breakfast, Mayor Rick Gottman presented an abbreviated update as the program for last week’s monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Business Briefs

    Robbi's Restaurant to close on Nov. 20
    After 2½ years in business, Robbi Phillips is shutting down the grill at her Vandalia restaurant.
    Sunday, Nov. 20, will be the last day for Robbi’s Restaurant, located in the Days Inn motel on U.S. Route 51.
    “It wasn’t an easy decision,” she said. “It makes me sad. Most of us have been together for more than 10 years.”

  • LaDage joins Real Living

    Vandalia native Tim LaDage recently joined the staff of Real Living Vandalia Real Estate.
    A licensed real estate broker since 2005, he has considerable experience in residential real estate sales, although he also has worked in commercial property sales. He even owned his own real estate company for a time.

  • Two couples buy Champion Trophies & T's

    The four new owners of Champion Trophies & T’s have big plans to expand the business to the degree that their customers can get everything they need without having to go out of town.

  • Banks of the Okaw-Nov. 10, 2011

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This picture was taken in 1968 or 1969 of the all-star baseball team for the St. Elmo and Brownstown Little League.

  • The Way We Were-Nov. 10, 2011

    15 Years Ago

    1996 – The Vandalia City Council voted to pay $260,000 for 26.08 acres of land east of Owens-Brockway and south of John Crane, with plans to give part of that land to Signature Label to retain the local industry.
    The Vandalia Community High School band and band instructor, Sean Reed-Bippen, went to the Vandalia Moose Lodge to record their halftime show for a compact disc. VCHS was one of seven schools chosen for the CD.