Today's News

  • National Week of Prayer observance begins Sunday

    This year’s National Week of Prayer observance in Vandalia begins on Sunday evening and continues through next Thursday.
    The schedule is as follows:
    • Sunday – Worship and prayer service at Northside Christian Church, 6 p.m.
    • Monday – City of Vandalia prayer services at Vandalia Chamber of Commerce Tourism Center, 7:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday – School prayer service in Vandalia Community High School gym, 7:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday – Fayette County prayer service at Fayette County Courthouse, 7:30 a.m.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Levi C. McWhorter, 20, 123 N. Eighth St., Vandalia, was arrested on April 26 on a charge of theft more than $300. He was being held awaiting the setting of bond.
    • Marjorie G. Lara, 43, Alma, was arrested on April 26 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $8,000.
    • Jasmine J. Crawford, 20, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested on April 26 on charges of speeding, following too closely, driving without a valid license, no valid registration, improper use of registration and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Bond was $1,500.

  • Y's Healthy Kids Day is Saturday

    On Saturday, from 9 a.m.-noon, the Family YMCA of Fayette County is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year marks the 25th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well being for kids and families.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 28

    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers Association meets at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All Fayette County retired teachers are invited to attend. Jim Barr, Region 13 director, and LaVonne Chaney, Region 13 legislative representative, are scheduled to speak. Information about future local and regional meetings will be distributed during the meeting. For more information, contact Diane Curll, 283-0492.

  • KC Vandalia holding iPhone class

    The Kaskaskia College Department of Industrial and Continuing Education will offer a “Learn to Use Your Apple iPhone” class through the Vandalia Campus on Wednesday, May 4, from 5-7:30 p.m.
    The registration number for the class is COED 8061 VA01E.
    This workshop will help students become more familiar with their Apple iPhones. They will learn to add applications and send text messages, emails and pictures.

  • KC hosting free family violence training

    The Kaskaskia College Industrial and Continuing Education Department is partnering with the Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council from the Fourth Judicial Circuit for a free training for EMS personnel, first responders and home health care providers on Thursday, May 5, from 1-4 p.m. in the Life Long Learning Center on the Kaskaskia College main campus.

  • Brownstown SCC Carnival
  • Frogtown News

    Casey and Ashley Feller of St. Elmo are the parents of a son, Vanden Dean Feller, born on April 15, 2016.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Vanden is welcomed home by a sister, Nora.
    Ryan and Katie (Crain) Schmollinger of Oceanside, Calif., are the parents of a daughter, Nora Viola, born on April 22, 2016.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Lori and Jed Goeckner, Kevin and Dawn Crain, Stephanie and Chris Craig, and Jason Schmollinger.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 28
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Saturday, April 30
    • Boy Scout Troop 444 annual garage sale and bake sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church. All money earned stays with Boy Scout Troop 444.
    Sunday, May 1
    • Detour youth, 6 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D.
    • Amp’d high school youth, 6 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Tuesday, May 3
    • Friendly Neighbors, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    From the Chicken Roost
    All seems to be going well, both on and off the Homestead chicken roost.
    Rhonda and Blackie Hens are now allowing the handsome rooster, “Cogburn,” in their split-level chicken house and on the roost.
    Rhonda was no pushover and he had to do a lot of sweet talk to win her over. It is so touching how he calls them to the feed pan before he begins eating. I had never realized how caring a rooster could be.