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Today's News

  • KC's status, value voiced at local forum

    A Kaskaskia College dean disputes claims that there are no jobs available in this area, and he says that KC can prepare local residents for the ones that are out there.

  • Monsters, Music & Merriment
  • Eight from VPAC place at Altamont competition

    Vandalia Performing Arts Center has added competitive tumbling to its list of available class options.
    Girls from the center participated in their first competition on Oct. 22 in Altamont.

  • This is the Vandals' fifth second-round game

    Vandalia’s head football coach has experience in the second round of the postseason playoffs, having been in two of those games himself … as a player.
    Jason Clay is leading the Vandals into their fifth second-round game as they square off with one of their longtime rivals, Greenville.
    The winner of Saturday’s game will meet the winner of the Anna-Jonesboro (10-0)/Pana (9-1) game on Saturday at Anna Jonesboro.
    This is the first second-round game for the Vandals since 2008, when they defeated Flora, 34-12, then lost to Greenville, 28-10.

  • Playoff tickets available at VCHS office

    Advance tickets for the Vandalia-Greenville playoff game on Saturday will be available in the offices of both Vandalia Community High School and Greenville High School.
    Game tickets are set by the Illinois High School Association at $5, according to Greenville High School Principal Wendy Porter.
    Porter said that GHS is encouraging Vandalia fans to park in the lot at the elementary school and enter Don Stout Field at the south gate, which is on the visiting team side of the field.
    The game is set for 1 p.m.

  • Vandals whip Mules for playoff win

    While it was the Fairfield defense that was highly touted going into Saturday’s playoff game, it was the Vandalia defense that made a strong early statement.

  • Winners in Lions' Halloween Parade

    The winners from the Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade last Thursday evening are as follows:
    Bands
    Class A 1) Teutopolis 2) Bond County 3) Altamont. Class B 1) Ramsey 2) Greenville JH 3) St. Elmo. Best color guard-Teutopolis Best drum major-Teutopolis
    Walking Groups

  • Marriage Licenses

    Ryan Daniel Beck
    Browns Mills, N.J.
    Kaylee Amanda Abbott
    Browns Mills, N.J.
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    Arnold Barry Rivera
    Vandalia
    Paige Nichole Stine
    Vandalia
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    Mark Thomas Hebert
    Ramsey
    Christy Ann Cook
    Ramsey
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    Tyler Wayne Butts
    St. Peter
    Mary Mae Cox
    Vandalia
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    Chad Mitchell Harrison
    Murphysboro
    Jenny Elizabeth Mick
    Murphysboro

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Kelsie M. Flemming, 26, 318 S. Second St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 31 for an alleged probation violation. Bond was $25,000.
    • Linda L. Owens, 48, 110 N. Coles St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 30 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • Matthew W. Warner, 52, 516 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 30 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    • Frederic D. Harsha, 68, 418 W. Washington St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 39 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $3,000.

  • Evans Library again holding Food for Fines

    Evans Public Library is sponsoring its annual Food for Fines program.
    Food for Fines allows people who have library fines to reduce them by donating non-perishable food items that are then given to the local food bank.
    In these tough economic times, there is an even greater need for services like the Fayette County Food Pantry, which will receive the food collected from Food for Fines.
    The Fayette County Food Pantry, managed by C.E.F.S., is located at 517 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia and distributes the food to people in need.