• Christopher N. Mason, 35, 1008 W. Johnson St., Vandalia, turned himself in on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a civil matter. Bond was $500 cash.
• Daniel R. Tedrick, 28, 817 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 15 for failure to appear in court on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine-manufacturing materials. Bond was $1,500.
Five individuals, including three incumbents, have filed to run for city council seats in Vandalia.
But no one has expressed an interest in the aldermanic seat that is currently vacant.
City Clerk Peggy Bowen reported on Monday afternoon that those filing nominating petitions for the April consolidated election include incumbents Neil Clark in Ward I, Russ Stunkel in Ward II and B. John Clark.
At this time, Neil Clark is the only one of the three incumbents to face opposition, with Kenneth Hubler and Christine Helinski also filing nominating petitions.
This photo, posted on Vandalia Memories by Pat Smith Frost, was taken in 1941. In the photo at the Western Auto store at 518 W. Gallatin St. are Howard Daniels, Lucile (Pummill) Smith, Everett Devore and Lynn Gott.
Cody Rincker will likely never forget the 2013 Vandalia Holiday Tournament.
It's not hard to see why.
Rincker's St. Anthony Bulldogs topped the field and took home the tourney title.
And what made the accomplishment even sweeter for the Bulldogs was the fact that not many expected the Class 1A St. Anthony squad to take the crown as the event's No. 3 seed.
Now, the Bulldogs will look to defend their crown in 2014. As the 43rd Annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament arrives, the Bulldogs are hoping to pull off the repeat.
GILLESPIE —A long layoff may have caught up with the Vandalia Vandals.
The Vandals returned to action after nearly two weeks off and suffered a 70-62 loss at Gillespie on Friday night.
The Vandals hadn't played since Nov. 29, when they finished the Canton Tournament. And after a solid first quarter, the rust showed in the second period, as the Vandals could only watch as the Miners went on a 17-0 run to pull away for good.
The owners of The Lake House have won a court battle that allows them to continue operating their restaurant on Lake Vandalia.
And the city will allow that victory to stand without a fight.
Six days before a jury trial was set to begin, a judge has ruled unconstitutional an ordinance that the city argued prohibits Steve “Luke” and Latisha Mabry from running a restaurant on the lake.
While some police officers across this country are drawing media focus for the wrong reasons, Vandalia’s finest are showing that they are deserving of that title.
Led by Chief Jeff Ray, the VPD conducted a Shop with a Cop for the first time this holiday season. Through that program, with financial support from some local businesses, groups and individuals, city officers were able to provide 11 youngsters with a merry Christmas.