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Today's Opinions

  • Mathilda Greenup Fraser grew with Vandalia

    When the Fayette County Genealogical & Historical Society sponsored the reprinting of the 1904 Historical Souvenir of Vandalia several years ago, I was one of those who purchased a copy for my personal library.

  • Small-town benefits shine during holidays

    This time of year, we’re reminded of why we love living in a small community.
    There are parades, church programs, school performances, community events and, of course, the general hustle and bustle of holiday shopping.
    The beauty of those events in a small town is that we know many of the people involved. We see our friends and neighbors at the events. And we marvel at the talents displayed our young people at the band and choral concerts.

  • Banks of the Okaw-Dec. 1, 2011

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This woman, pictured more than a decade ago, is now 92.

  • Shoe box project makes difference for children

    Editor:
    Because of the amazing generosity of the residents of Fayette and Montgomery counties, Operation Christmas Child  was able to send 1,512 shoe boxes  filled with gifts to children  living in war-torn countries, areas of extreme poverty or nations affected by natural disasters.
    No one could tell that the world is going through tough economic times. The generosity of these residents came through once again.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1991 – Jerry Bozak accepted the position as Fayette County Hospital’s new administrator.
    City patrolwoman Lisa Osborne submitted her resignation to Chief Carrol Dugan on Friday.
    Birth – a girl, Brittany Leeann, to Mr. and Mrs. Troy White of Coffeen.

  • Aaron Gutridge tells the story of his family

    My favorite types of stories are those “straight from the horse’s mouth,” so to speak. The events in the lives of the earliest settlers, preserved in their own words, give an insight into the history of our country that no other source can duplicate.
    The following family story was told by Aaron Gutridge in 1872, and included in the "History of Champaign and Logan Counties, Ohio." Aaron, who was 79 years old at the time, stated that he wrote the few lines without the aid of glasses.

  • Share with others at Christmas time

    It is, as the Christmas carol says, “beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” With the Thanksgiving activities barely behind us, the list of Christmas events in the area is already jam-packed. And that’s a good thing.
    For a full rundown of the events planned in Fayette County, see the story on page 1 of today’s Leader-Union. It includes a variety of holiday activities, numerous appearances by Santa and several holiday performances by students at area schools. Get those events on your calendar, and show your support by attending.

  • Say thanks to police officers for all they do

    Editor:
    It’s Thanksgiving and it seems an appropriate time to say “thank you” to the Vandalia Police Department.
    Leaving Vandalia to take a friend home this fall (after eating beans and cornbread at the Grande Levée), my car stalled. It was dark and I panicked – not remembering even how to turn my emergency lights on. I flashed my flashlight to be seen by passing motorists, and I called 911.