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Today's Opinions

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: This woman grew up in the Ramsey area in a family of seven girls and two boys.

  • County fighting drugs, tough financial issues

    As the Fayette County Sheriff's Office continues to fight the battle against drug use in the county, the Fayette County Board continues to battle with its finances.
    Neither is an easy battle, and both require a lot of work.
    Two front-page articles in this week's issue show that the sheriff's office is committed to finding drug users and sellers, and that it's having some success.

  • Gazetteer gives some county history

    Am I the only one who bought himself or herself a Christmas present this year?  

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

  • Banks of the Okaw

    There is no photo this week.
    There was no photo last week.
    This week’s Scrambler: eoprw si eht ertsaget ichoirdapsa..
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: Opportunity is your most perishable resource.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    There is no photo this week.
    Last week's photo:
    Norm Koerner.
    No one identified him.
    This week’s Scrambler: upotnryipto si ryou sotm aihepbrels useorcre.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1996 – Seniors Clint Flowers and Jani Torrence were crowned Homecoming king and queen at Patoka High School.
    The city of Vandalia was gathering information about downtown buildings to use for such things as recruiting tenants for vacant buildings and firefighting preplanning.
    Dana Adermann, the 1995 Miss Fayette County Fair queen, was representing the county at the Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant in Springfield.