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Today's News

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: Here's an easy one for you! This 1971 graduate of Vandalia Community High School is shown in his sophomore year photo. He was the treasurer of his sophomore class at VCHS. After graduation, he went on to the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

  • The real life effect of not having a state budget

    Rich Miller-Capitol Fax
    I’ve been going to Statehouse committee hearings longer than I care to remember - something like 27 years. Last week, however, was the first time I can ever recall having to fight back tears during a hearing.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Bombings in Fayette County

    The silence of the early morning of Feb. 15, 1952, was shattered by an explosive charge set off by unknown person or persons at the V. A. Kelley Grain Co. on the corner of Sixth and Johnson streets.

  • VOTE!

    Five months after we were called upon to elect our nation's leaders, it's time to go to the polls again, this time to select those who will serve us at the local level.
    And, in Ramsey, registered voters are being asked to decide a community issue.
    On the ballot next Tuesday are the leadership positions for Fayette County municipalities and townships, as well as seats on local school boards.
    Ramsey residents will also decide whether liquor sales will be allowed in that community.

  • FFA Dairy Judging
  • South Central students attend FBLA conference

    Future Business Leaders of America members and advisers from South Central High School attended the 68th Illinois Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield on Friday and Saturday, March 24-25.

  • Sweeney is Lenten Luncheon speaker

    Many who have been faithful Lenten Luncheon attendees through the years and several new faces entered Northside Christian Church last Wednesday to sit at white-cloth covered tables with teal, pink, and blue table runners that held small spring bouquets in tiny flower pots and plates of homemade cookies.

  • Insurance agency makes emergency app available

    McKellar, Robertson, McCarty and Click Insurance LTD has invested back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives.
    “We recognized a very unique opportunity to assist our local first responders through an ingenious marketing initiative that could help save lives,” the partners of the agency said in a press release.
    The insurance agency asks that you download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app from either the Apple App Store or Google Play for your smart phone and enter in their code: #4200.

  • SWCD selling new plat books

    The new 2017 Fayette County Plat Book is now available from the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District.
    The new plat book, published by Rockford Map Publishers, accurately displays parcel boundaries, acreage data, roadways, waterways, railways, section lines, municipal boundaries and recreational areas, and includes an index to landowners.
    A 3D aerial map lies opposite each township parcel map, and is useful in providing a quick gauge to the use of a particular parcel.