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Today's News

  • Moose donates stuffed animals

    Vandalia Moose Lodge No. 1447 this week donated a number of Tommy Moose stuffed animals to local emergency response agencies. Local police officers and firefighters will give the stuffed animals to youngsters to comfort them in emergency situations. Lodge No. 1447 Gov. Stan Kelly (far left) and Administrator Tom Workman (second from right) presented the stuffed animals to, from left to right, Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay, Vandalia Police Chief Larry Eason and Vandalia Fire Department Chief Merle Adermann.

  • Local man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

    Stephen R. Wigginton, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced last Friday that Cristy Davis, 28, formerly of Greenville, and Casey Kistler, 29, of Vandalia, pleaded guilty last Wednesday and Friday, respectively, in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to an indictment charging them with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
    The offense carries a penalty of 10 years to life in prison, a fine of up to $8 million and not less than five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • FCH joins 'Raising the Bar' hospital initiative

    Fayette County Hospital has become a participant in a new quality initiative established by the Illinois Hospital Association.
    The program, called “Raising the Bar,” is an initiative to raise the level of health care quality and make Illinois a national leader in quality care and patient safety.
    Greg Starnes, chief executive officer of FCH, indicated that the hospital has pledged to share best practices and implement new methods to prevent and reduce infections and other complications and unnecessary hospital readmissions.

  • Poly-Pak & Ship takes on big state mailing project

    A Vandalia company that prepares and mails publications throughout the nation recently landed a job that tested its capacities.
    The task involved mailing about 4.5 million booklets that explain a proposed amendment to the Illinois constitution.
    Though it was a big job, JoAnn Boggs, founder and president of Poly-Pak and SHIP Inc. pursued it – and she beat out several other bidders from around the country.
    "We've been trying to get in with the state for years," she said. "Government jobs can keep people busy."

  • Business Briefs

    Oldfield admitted to practice before U.S. Tax Court

     

    David A. Oldfield, a Vandalia  attorney, was admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court on Sept. 8.

    Oldfield, an attorney with LeFevre, Oldfield, Myers, Apke & Payne Law Group, is believed to be the only Fayette County attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results from Sept. 17

    UMP DIRTcar Modified Division - 14 cars
    Heat 1            
    1.    G1    Gabe Menser
    2.    84    Tyler Diebert
    3.    1A    Aaron Draege
    4.    21    Khris Fohne
    Heat 2            
    1.    93V    Mike Vanpreter
    2.    25    Brent Keyes

  • This week's local sports schedule (Sept. 23-29)

    Thursday Sept. 23
    BASEBALL
    South Central vs. Negoa, 4:15 p.m.
    EIC Tournament Third-Place, 4 p.m. in Vandalia
    EIC Tournament Title Game, 7 p.m. in Vandalia

    VOLLEYBALL
    Vandalia at Pana, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown at Altamont, 6:15 p.m.
    Ramsey vs. Sandoval, 6:15 p.m.
    St. Elmo at Negoa, 6:15 p.m.
    South Central vs. North Clay, 6:15 p.m.

    SOCCER
    Vandalia vs. Altamont, 4:15 p.m.

  • Vandalia golf team splits week's matches

    Tuesday, Sept. 21
    at Shelbyville

    Vandalia - 165
    Taylorville - 172
    Shelbyville - 183
    Individual scores – Blake Swofford, 36; Wes Lindsey, 40; Derrick Herker, 43; Josh Lawson. 46; Zach Reiss, 52; Zack Jackson, 61

    Monday, Sept. 20
    at Hillsboro

    Hillsboro - 149
    Marquette - 158
    Vandalia - 170
    Individual scores – Swofford, 37; Herker, 40; Lawson, 45; Reiss, 48; Lindsey, 49; Jackson, 49

  • Vandalia soccer team picks up first win

    The Vandalia soccer team picked up its first victory of the season last Thursday, defeating Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 4-0.

    Lucas McDowell, Matt Grove, Matt Hubbart and Steven Daley all scored goals for the Vandals, with McDowell also picking up two assists.

    Vandalia and Centralia played to a 2-2 draw earlier this season.

    On Tuesday, the Vandals were defeated by Gillespie, 3-1.

    Hubbart scored the Vandals' lone goal in the game. He was assisted by McDowell.

    Patrick Bauer had nine saves in the match.
     

  • Local volleyball results (Sept. 14-21)

    Brownstown

    Tuesday, Sept. 21
    vs. Beecher City
    Brownstown lost to Beecher City in three sets (22-25, 25-18, 25-21) on Tuesday night.

    Katy Satterthwaite led the Bombers with six kills and three service aces. Morgan Stinebring added five kills, two service aces and two blocks of her own. Brittany Kistler had eight digs.