This year’s edition of the Fayette County Fair gets under way this weekend at the fairgrounds in Brownstown with the start of the 4-H show on Saturday and a truck and tractor pull on Sunday.
The grandstand schedule for this year’s fair is:
• Sunday – Truck and tractor pull at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-1, with pit passes costing $15.
• Monday – Miss Fayette County and Little Miss Fayette County pageant at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-11.
A politician once said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In Vandalia, it can be said, “It takes a community to save its pool.”
And, that is what’s happening here, with local residents responding to the efforts of Manager Lisa Robbins and the Vandalia Swimming Pool staff to keep that facility afloat.
In less than a year, the pool staff has raised just under $18,000 through various fundraisers and donations.
Jaxson Timothy Dale Wilkerson
Heather Mechel Beck and Timothy Andrew Moeller of Hillsboro are the parents of a boy born at 5:31 p.m. on June 3, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.
Jaxson Timothy Dale Wilkerson weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Cindy and Dale Whitford of Litchfield, and Scott Beck of Vandalia. Paternal grandparents are Patrick and Rhonda Wilkerson of Muskegon, Mich., Bruce and Cheryl Richards of Carlinville, and Regina Albert of Oakford.
In 1914, The Vandalia Union celebrated its 50th anniversary by inviting readers to write reminiscences for publication in an anniversary issue. Many people took the editor up on the invitation, including Cynthia Luster Hickman.
Mrs. Hickman lived on the 400 block of North First Street, and her home stands today a beautiful representative of the Queen Anne style of architecture. Kyle Barker is the current owner.
She remembered that after the gold rush, men did not carry pocket books; they carried sacks full of gold, William Lee and Jake Albert included.
The Vandalia City Council will be voting next Monday on a budget that includes deficits in three areas and an overall deficit of close to $200,000.
During a work session held on Monday afternoon, Mayor Rick Gottman told aldermen that the proposed budget has deficits in the water and sewer, capital improvement and payroll funds.
The water and sewer fund deficit of $98,281, can be largely attributed to the increased cost of supplies and the replacement of water department pumps that are 30 and 40 years old.