The Vandalia Board of Education on Tuesday accepted bids for construction work that will allow the district to move students out of Jefferson Primary School.
It also approved a bid for the construction of a maintenance building that will be used by the district for storage.
The bids were approved a little less than two months after the board voted to moved kindergarten and first-grade students from JPS into Vandalia Elementary School, and to relocate fourth-grade students from VES to the junior high school.
While the Illinois Commerce Commission has substantially scaled down its proposal for Vandalia’s downtown railroad crossings, the city would like to see it give in a little more.
At a work session on Monday night, Rodney Potts of John Crawford and Associates presented to city aldermen the ICC’s second proposal to make changes that would enhance traffic safety at Fifth and Sixth street crossings.
✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
The headline of the article “The Wizard of Vandalia” in the Jan. 30, 1908, issue of The Vandalia Union caught my attention. I have mentioned before that the local newspaper is one of my favorite sources of subjects for this column.
1990 – Jim Staff was inducted into the Greenville College Hall of Fame.
Dr. Brian Dossett announced he would be opening a family practice in Vandalia in August. His wife, Laura, is a registered nurse.
Brownstown High School students were getting ready to present “The Wizard of Oz.”