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Today's News

  • The first native brigadier general

    When I received my copy of The Leader-Union two weeks ago, the lead story of Bryan
    Radliff’s promotion from colonel to brigadier general was like déjà vu.

  • 50 years later, story is the same

    When the Okaw Area Vocational Center was established half a century ago, The Vandalia Leader ran an editorial in which we touted the value of the center. Their words on the value of vocational education still ring true today; therefore, we are reprinting that July 27, 1967 editorial.
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    The Okaw Area Vocational Center will provide the filler for an educational gap in this community, which has long been in need of attention.

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Thursday, August 10

  • Frogtown News

    Spends Weekend with Grandparents
    Harper Jacquin of St. Peter spent the weekend with grandparents, Dale and Donna Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    School Registration
    St. Peter Lutheran School registration will be held this Thursday, from 3-7 p.m., and this Friday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 126. The vacancy pastor is the Rev. Josh Frazee.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz. Dennis Wollin served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Curtis Jenne and Ed Young.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Faith Can Move a Mountain
    And Kelly Devall can move a barn, which he and his helper, Dale, did last week.
    The story is, when we lived in the south woods, we bought a small, barn-type shed for storage. When we moved to the north end of the lane, we didn’t move it along with us. (It wouldn’t fit in the pickup truck))  
    We had tried to contact the man who had moved it initially, but learned he had quit the business.
    Therefore, we had to trek a quarter of a mile and back to look for something we   had stored.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Johnathon Patrick Doyl
    Decatur
    Ella Christine Ehrat
    Decatur
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    Christopher Wayne Ankenbrand
    Vandalia
    Jamie Ranelle Wicarson
    Vandalia

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Ryan M. Castic, 24, 314 N. Ash St., St. Elmo, was arrested on Aug. 1 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle. No bond information was listed.
    • Jody L. Tinker, 43, 1018 W. Tower St., Vandalia, was arrested on July 31 on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting a peace officer. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 10

    ✔ Tools for Schools, which provides free school supplies for in-need students in Fayette County, is open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1221 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia, north entrance. All students must accompany their parents. For more information, contact the church office, 283-0937.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library.

    Friday, August 11

  • CenterPointe group goes on mission trip

    Ten members of CenterPointe Church of Vandalia formed a team to go on a mission trip to Panama, and agreed to share their thoughts and feelings about their experience upon their return home.

  • Final E911 landline testing to be done soon

    Fayette County is moving closer to having Enhanced 911 phone service.
    Kevin Jenne, Fayette County’s 911 coordinator, announced late last week that the final landline call-through testing will begin as early as next week.
    Jenne said that Illinois law requires the Fayette County Emergency Telephone Systems Board to test landline phone numbers in each exchange randomly before going live with the enhanced system.
    The testing is to check the accuracy of the addresses in the telephone base, and it will require cooperation from the public, he said.