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Today's News

  • A big weekend in the community

    Vandalia Community High School is celebrating homecoming this weekend with a variety of activities, but there is also a lot going on in this area.

  • Bullying

    While she addressed the Vandalia Board of Education on the issue of bullying, the parent of a student in the local school system said it will take the entire community to address that issue.
    And after Megan Wilson finished reading a written statement prepared for last Tuesday’s meeting, Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well said that Wilson had been invited to join the district’s student discipline committee.

  • Nine years in meth case

    A St. Elmo man who was not present when convicted last month on drug charges was also not in court for his sentencing hearing last Friday. But, this time, it was not his decision.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, September 28

    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers are invited. For more information, contact Diane Curll at 283-0492.
    ✔ The Evans Public Library's Homeschool group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at 283-2824.

    Friday, September 29

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Jordan Patrick Fryer
    Brownstown
    Abigail Elaine Hill
    Brownstown
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    Jeffrey Lynn Taylor Jr.
    St. Charles, Mo.
    Courtney Lynn Howard
    St. Charles, Mo.
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    Brandon Lee Smith
    Shobonier
    Mackenzie Rose Sieben
    Shobonier
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    Bruce Allen Petty
    Kankakee
    Jennifer Ann Dandurand
    Kankakee
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  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Miguel A. Tarango-Salazar, 25, Mexico, was arrested on Sept. 25 on a charge of motor vehicle theft. He was released at the order of a judge.
    • Chuckie W. Hardman, 42, Flatrock, Ind., was arrested on Sept. 25 on charges of possession of less than 500 grams of cannabis and possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver 30-550 grams of cannabis. Bond was $75,000.

  • Host Lady Vandals take third place

    The Lady Vandals improved to 13-7 on the season and 2-2 in South Central Conference play with a two-game win over Litchfield on Tuesday night.

  • Vandals smack Litchfield

    The Vandals learned some things from their first loss of the season, and worked on those areas in getting ready for Litchfield last Friday. The preparation worked, with the jumping out to a big lead early on their way to a 58-30 home win.

  • Frogtown News

    Marriage
    Michael Wollin and Mandy Wendte were married on Saturday at Tuscan Hills Winery in Effingham. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. David Hoehler. The couple will reside in St. Peter.
    Death
    Donna Oertwig of St. Peter died on Saturday. The funeral was held on Wednesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    Weekend with Grandparents

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    News from Pete, the Missouri Dog
    A telephone conversation from brother Joe Blackwell and Pete, the Missouri dog, revealed that Pete is doing well and is getting his master (?), aware of Joe’s “best friend’s” (namely Pete’s) needs and wants.
    Joe said that Pet now sits on the deck and stares Joe down until Joe gives him a treat. Pete is not sitting on the couch and watching TV anymore, but it is too nice around the pond and in the Missouri woods to stay indoors, anyway.