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Today's News

  • School year starting soon

    As you can see by reading this issue, the start of a new school year is just around the corner, and everyone is helping students and their parents be prepared.
    In this issue, we include the times and dates for area school registrations, as well as information about the Back(Packs) 2 School and Tools for School programs. At the request of Vandalia School District officials, we are repeating detailed information about registration and school supply lists.

  • A day in the life in Vandalia

    Last week, while working on a research project that required searching back issues of The Vandalia Union, which are available on microfilm at Evans Public Library, I came across an article in the July 28, 1938, edition titled, “The Editor Cruises Around Town on A Dull Summer Day,” by Editor Ira Lakin.

  • Saying Goodbye

    On the fifth anniversary of the dedication ceremony for the Family YMCA Fitness Center, the gym at the center got a new name – John K. Ashdown Gymnasium. Rick Myers, president of the YMCA Board of Directors, unveiled a plaque designating that honor as board members and staff said goodbye to Ashdown.

  • 'All over the board'

    Just a few years ago, the Fayette County Farm Bureau held its annual crop survey a little early, due to weather conditions that put corn and soybeans ahead of schedule.
    There’s no chance of that this year.
    Rain, both the amount and when it fell, has affected the growth of crops in places throughout the county. It has also caused replanting and delayed when the replanting could be done.
    “I talked to some farmers last week who were still planting beans,” said Stephanie Kraus, manager of the Farm Bureau offices in Fayette and Bond counties.

  • School registrations start this Thursday

    The start of another school year is just around the corner, with area school district registering students within the next week.
    The first district to register students is South Central, on Thursday of this week, and the Vandalia district is allowing parents to pre-register their students online.
    The registration dates for area schools follow:
    • South Central – Thursday, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at South Central Middle School, 503 S. Madison St., Kinmundy. This is for student and athletic registration.

  • Waltrip family has eatery at Post Oak

    Picture this: a hearty country-style breakfast with freshly-brewed coffee, cooked in fullview in an immaculate, cheery kitchen and served by a friendly waitress.

  • Basement fire damages Bluff City home Monday

    Vandalia fire officials believe that a dehumidifier is to blame for a fire that damaged a Bluff City home on Monday afternoon.

  • Marraige Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Christopher James Hardin
    Vandalia
    Felicia Ray Connell
    Vandalia
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    Christopher James Summers
    Vandalia
    Kendra Renee Weibley
    Vandalia
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    Cody Anthony Hollinshead
    Champaign
    Roxanna Rochelle Ryan
    Champaign
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    John Paul Alexander
    Morrison, Colo.
    Karrissa Joy Gottman
    Morrison, Colo.
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  • We Apologize

    In the story in last week's issue about the Model T visiting Vandalia, the parents of Tony Lawler were incorrectly listed; his parents are Larry and Ava Lawler. Tony Lawler's name was also incorrect in a photo caption on the back page.
    We apologize for the errors.

  • United Fund hands out checks

    The Fayette County United Fund held its distribution luncheon on Wednesday, with 10 local agencies receiving funds.