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Today's News

  • Sports cancellations: Monday, Dec. 13

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team's game against Litchfield, scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m., has been canceled due to inclement weather. A makeup date will be determined at a later date.

    The South Central High School girls basketball team's game against Woodlawn, scheduled for Monday at 6:15 p.m., has been canceled due to inclement weather. A makeup date on Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. has been scheduled.

  • Loogootee teen pleads not guilty to murder, home invasion

    The Loogootee teen who has been charged with murdering a couple in their home in August has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

    At an arraignment in Fayette County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon, Clifford W. Baker, through his attorney, Monroe McWard of Taylorville, entered the plea.

    The brief arraignment hearing followed a preliminary hearing at which Judge Michael McHaney of Salem ruled that Fayette County State’s Attorney Stephen Friedel had presented sufficient evidence to hold Baker over for trial.

  • Births

    Grace Lynn Cook
    Brian and Tina Cook of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 5:50 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was named Grace Lynn.
    She has one brother, 3-year-old Aaron.
    Grandparents are Dorothy Jones of Vandalia, Charles Jones of Nokomis and Deb Cook of Mulberry Grove.
    Great-grandparents are Lynn and Dorothy Paine.

    Greta Caroline Suckow

  • Dugan – 50 Years

    David and Ruth Dugan of Mulberry Grove will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    David and the former Patrechia Ruth Hathaway were married on Dec. 24, 1960, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia by the Rev. Archie Brown. Their attendants were Lily Hathaway Reed and Edward G. Dugan.
    He was a dairy farmer for more than 40 years, and later worked as transportation director at Mulberry Grove Community Unit No. 1.

  • Barnes – Peddie

    Rachel Barnes and David Peddie have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Gary and Javonda Barnes of St. Louis. Grandparents are John and Dorothy Barnes of Patoka, and Jennie and the late Joe Harner of Brownstown.
    She received her undergraduate social science degree in 2007 from Hope International University in Fullerton, Calif. She is employed by Hope as an undergraduate admissions counselor, while completing requirements for a graduate degree in marriage and family therapy.

  • Wollin – Moore

    Debbie Wollin and Travis Moore, both of Vandalia, wish to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Earl and Diane Wollin of Vandalia. She is currently employed as a radiological and MRI technician by Greenville Regional Hospital.
    The groom is the son of Wayne and Lois Moore of Fillmore. He is currently employed as an operator engineer for the Local 520.
    The couple are planning a March 19, 2011, wedding at Bethel Baptist Church, Vandalia, with a reception to follow at the Moose Lodge in Vandalia.

  • Vandalia Rotary Club Christmas Parade

    The Vandalia Rotary Club held its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday morning in downtown Vandalia. In the first photo, Santa and Mrs. Claus ride in a horse-drawn carriage. In the second photo, riding in the parade were the three Fayette County queens: Little Miss Marissa Summers, Jr. Miss Jaedyn Worker and Miss Fayette County Amy Pippin. In the third photo, members of the Vandalia Junior High School band perform while marching on Gallatin Street.
     

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses have been issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:

  • Health department still has flu vaccine, Flu Mist

    Fayette County Health Department has flu vaccine available for all ages, along with Flu Mist for ages 2-18 years old.  
    According to the health department, "The best way to prevent the flu is with a flu vaccine."
    CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal fluvaccine. Vaccination is especially important for people 65 years and older because they are at increased risk for complications from flu.

  • Evans Library adds services on website

    Evans Public Library in Vandalia has expanded its services with audiobooks, eBooks and music available to download from the library's website.
    Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting www.epl.lib.il.us.
    Users may browse the library's website, check out with a valid library card and download to PC, Mac and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software for audio books, musicc and video: OverDrive Media Console.
    To read eBooks, users will need Adobe Digital Editions.