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Today's Opinions

  • Bombings in Fayette County

    The silence of the early morning of Feb. 15, 1952, was shattered by an explosive charge set off by unknown person or persons at the V. A. Kelley Grain Co. on the corner of Sixth and Johnson streets.

  • Bombings in Fayette County

    The silence of the early morning of Feb. 15, 1952, was shattered by an explosive charge set off by unknown person or persons at the V. A. Kelley Grain Co. on the corner of Sixth and Johnson streets.

  • VOTE!

    Five months after we were called upon to elect our nation's leaders, it's time to go to the polls again, this time to select those who will serve us at the local level.
    And, in Ramsey, registered voters are being asked to decide a community issue.
    On the ballot next Tuesday are the leadership positions for Fayette County municipalities and townships, as well as seats on local school boards.
    Ramsey residents will also decide whether liquor sales will be allowed in that community.

  • Wilberton was once 'Bulltown'

    This scene has played itself over several times in our county’s history.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1997 – Kelly McGinnis of Greenville was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the August 1996 murder of Greenville Attorney Tom Meyer.
    In a 4-3 vote, the Vandalia Board of Education rescinded penalties handed down to two students through enforcement of the district’s athletic policy.
    Nathan Graumenz of Vandalia won the state championship in the 135-pound weight class at the state wrestling finals in Champaign. Michael Mabry of VCHS placed fourth in the 125-pound class.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: Shown in a photo taken about 30 years ago are two neighbors and buddies who went to Jefferson School together.

  • Owners need to pick up after dogs

    Editor,
    Vandalia is lucky enough to have one of the best park systems in the country, and also lucky enough to have a great walking trail.
    The park used to be one great place to play, but, today, I’m glad my kids are older, because our parks are becoming full of dog litter, because some consider it a place to let their dogs relieve themselves and just let it lie.
    Yes, I walk large dogs twice a day in the park, but I also pick up after them.