http://www.leaderunion.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en City hosting schools' budget event http://www.leaderunion.com/content/city-hosting-schools-budget-event <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/june23_2016_vchs_walkthru.jpg" alt="Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well, left, led members of the board of education on tour after Tuesday&#039;s meeting to show the work being done to provide air-conditioning at the high school. Shown with Well are board members Connie Goldsmith and John Campbell. The project includes the installation of a new heating system for the high school, and is expected to be completed by the start of school this fall." title="Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well, left, led members of the board of education on tour after Tuesday&#039;s meeting to show the work being done to provide air-conditioning at the high school. Shown with Well are board members Connie Goldsmith and John Campbell. The project includes the installation of a new heating system for the high school, and is expected to be completed by the start of school this fall." align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /><p> While Vandalia students will be in the classroom this fall for the start of another school year, there may be many districts in Illinois in which that is not the case.</p> Five arrested on mob action charges http://www.leaderunion.com/content/five-arrested-mob-action-charges <p> Three adults and two juveniles have been charged for allegedly attacking a male and female at an area residence.<br /> Information filed on Monday charged April Gates, 38; Brady W. Gates, 19; Ashley M. Swain, 19; and two juveniles, ages 16 and 17, all of Vandalia.<br /> All five individuals have been charged with mob action for allegedly acting together in attacking a male and female on Friday evening. Mob action is a Class 4 felony punishable by up to three years in prison.<br /> The library is more than a lot of books http://www.leaderunion.com/content/library-more-lot-books <p> When you think about a library, or Evans Public Library in particular, your first thought is about a building with a whole lot of books. But, we&#39;re hoping that you are discovering that Evans Public Library is much more than that.<br /> We hope, through a series of articles, to educate local residents about the programs and services offered at the library.<br /> So far, we&#39;ve told you about many programs offered to children of all ages, including story times, summer and winter reading programs, Fantastic Fridays and Teen Advisory Board.<br /> Looking at the library http://www.leaderunion.com/content/looking-library-2 <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/june16_2016_library_smith.jpg" alt="Evans Public Library staff member Cathy Smith is shown with the library&#039;s new digital microfilm equipment. Grants from the Scarpaci and Ruemmelin foundations helped pay for the new equipment." title="Evans Public Library staff member Cathy Smith is shown with the library&#039;s new digital microfilm equipment. Grants from the Scarpaci and Ruemmelin foundations helped pay for the new equipment." align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> In addition to helping patrons of Evans Public Library find a book or other media through interlibrary loan programs, library employee Cathy Smith helps individuals with family research.</p> AC Added at VCHS http://www.leaderunion.com/content/ac-added-vchs <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/june23_2016_vchs_room.jpg" alt="One of the rooms at Vandalia Community High School that is nearly completed is pictured above. Units for air conditioning are under boxes in the rear of the photo. New, floating ceilings are being added in the rooms and in the hallways." title="One of the rooms at Vandalia Community High School that is nearly completed is pictured above. Units for air conditioning are under boxes in the rear of the photo. New, floating ceilings are being added in the rooms and in the hallways." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /> Tools for School work under way http://www.leaderunion.com/content/tools-school-work-under-way <p> Tools for School, a program for only Fayette County in-need students to select free school supplies, is beginning its work for 2016.<br /> Step one of the program is to receive donations from individuals, churches, businesses, clubs and others. Gifts of money enable the purchase of exactly what the teachers indicated their students need. Groups or individuals who wish to donate supplies are asked to contact the church to see what is needed.<br /> Calendar http://www.leaderunion.com/content/calendar-217 <p> Thursday, June 23<br /> <br /> ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.<br /> ✔ 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.<br /> <br /> Friday, June 24<br /> <br /> ✔ Summer Lunches for Kids is offered from 11-11:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Vandalia, Shobonier and Vera, and from 11-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Ramsey and from 11:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Brownstown.<br /> Lions' hearing unit here on Friday http://www.leaderunion.com/content/lions-hearing-unit-here-friday <p> To protect the hearing of the public through an early alert system, and to increase public awareness of the problems of the deaf and the capabilities of the hearing-impaired, the Lions Clubs of Illinois sponsor free hearing clinics.<br /> As part of that program, the Vandalia Lions Club is sponsoring hearing screening from 1-5 p.m. this Friday at Walmart in Vandalia.<br />