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Today's News

  • Four arrested on drug charges

    Four individuals were arrested on drug charges following the raid of a Farina residence.
    Taken into custody were: Trent A. Parker, 28, 203 E. Madison St., Farina; Eric E. Lloyd, 30, 512 W. Seventh St., St. Elmo; Cody C. Bushue 26, 206 N. Poplar St., Farina; and Kaitlin R. Mahon, 24, 203 W. Madison St., Farina.
    According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office arrest log, the four were arrested on methamphetamine charges when booked into the jail.

  • Calendar

    Friday, December 1

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Teen Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. at the library. Teens interested in joining the board should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 282-2824.

  • BES students decorate village tree

    Saturday evening at 6 p.m., the village of Brownstown will hold a celebration, “Christmas on Main Street,” with lighting of the Community Christmas Tree.

  • Primary filings under way

    The Fayette County ballot for the primary election next spring began taking shape on Monday, the first day to file nominating petitions for that election.
    Those filing nominating petitions on Monday included three incumbent county officers – Supervisor of Assessments Cindi Lotz, County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder, and Sheriff Chris Smith, all Republicans.
    Lotz is running for a seventh term in office, and Smith and Conder are both running for a second term.

  • Christmas Gala, other holiday events this weekend

    The state’s oldest existing capitol will host two popular Christmas events on the next two weekends.
    The Christmas Gala, sponsored by the Vandalia Historical Society, is this Saturday evening, and the Statehouse Christmas Open House next Saturday night.

  • Well steps down as superintendent

    Citing “personal reasons,” the superintendent of the Vandalia School District has stepped down from that position.

  • UPDATE: Casey appointed interim Vandalia superintendent

    In a brief special meeting on Friday afternoon, the Vandalia Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Nick Casey as the interim superintendent of schools.
    Casey, who currently serves as the director of the Okaw Area Vocational Center, was named the interim superintendent following a closed session that lasted less than 10 minutes.
    Casey’s appointment came three days after Rich Well, the district superintendent for about 12 years, submitted his resignation, citing “personal reasons.”
    Casey appointment is effective on Monday.

  • A Season to Remember
  • VCHS talent on display
  • Spirit Night for St. Elmo/Brownstown

    The St. Elmo/Brownstown cheerleaders and boys basketball teams held their annual Spirit Night, which included a chili supper followed by introductions of cheerleaders and basketball players, games with the two groups and some drills by the basketball players.