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Today's News

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:

    Rocky Glenn Campbell
    Vandalia
    Mary Ann Mcaninch
    Vandalia
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    Larry Eugene Hornbeck Sr.
    Ramsey
    Tamara Sue Edwards
    Ramsey
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    Jason Manuel Rhodes
    Ramsey
    Amber Elizabeth Davis
    Ramsey

  • News Briefs

    Pregnancy Center planning banquet

    The Lighthouse Pregnancy Center has begun planning its annual fundraising banquet, which will be held early this spring.
    The banquet committee is looking for volunteers to help put together this event. Anyone interested in helping with this project should call the center, 283-8750.
    The next banquet planning meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the center, which is located at 1121 N. Sixth St. in Vandalia.

    VPD to begin using new radio system

  • 5 Generations
  • 5 Generations/4 Generations
  • Post Office Retirees

    Two mail carriers at the Vandalia Post Office recently retired. Rick Davino, left, and Mike Hagy, right, have each completed 38 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Birthday

    A card shower has been requested for Margaret Durbin, who will celebrate her 89th birthday on Monday, Jan. 31.
    Durbin is currently in Florida, spending the winter with family and friends.
    Cards may be sent to: Ramada Maingate West, Room 1133, 7491 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, Fla. 34747.

  • Bryan Radliff promoted to colonel

    Lieutenant Colonel Bryan P. Radliff was promoted to colonel in a ceremony on Nov. 12 at Duke Field, Eglin AFB, Fla.
    Major General Frank J. Padilla, commander of the 10th Air Force at Fort Worth, Texas, was the presiding officer who administered the oath of office.
    Radliff is currently undergoing training to fly the world’s most advanced aircraft, the F-22 Raptor.

  • Behrends – Andel

    Jennifer Behrends and Timothy Andel, both of Arlington Heights, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Gary and Carole Behrends of Arlington Heights.
    Grandparents are Martin and the late Norma Behrends of Brownstown, and the late Edna and Lloyd Lindquist of Arlington Heights.
    She received her undergraduate English degree in 2008 from University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. She is currently employed by The Westin Hotel in Wheeling as the catering coordinator.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, January 13

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ An informational meeting on the FutureGen 2.0 project will be held at 6 p.m. at the Phillips Building on U.S. Route 40 in St. Elmo.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20  p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.

    Friday, January 14

  • Health department sets moving schedule

    The Fayette County Health Department has scheduled its move into its new home.
    The work on the department’s new office complex, located at 416 W. Johnson St. in Vandalia, is nearing completion, and department employees will begin moving into the former Leo Brown Lumber building at the end of this month.
    The FCHD home health and hospice departments, currently housed at 120 S. Fifth St. in Vandalia, will move into the new complex on Jan. 28.