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Vandalia golf brings home state championship Saturday

October 13, 2021

The Vandalia Boy’s Golf Team finished off the 2021 golf season by winning the Class 1A State Championship at Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington on Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9.  Chase Laack sank the winning four-foot putt on the final hole to defeat North Shore Country Day by one stroke.  Vandalia won…

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Hoping for post season home game – Vandals clinch playoff berth Friday night, on to finish season

October 13, 2021

The Vandalia Vandals almost shut out the Southwestern Piasa Birds, 42-6, in winning a homecoming victory last Friday night. The win clinched a playoff berth for the Vandals, who are now 6-1 on the season, and face Litchfield and Greenville in their final two games of the regular season. The Vandals cannot rest however, as…

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King Leo and Queen Elizabeth

October 13, 2021
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City, county working on homeless, mental health solutions

October 13, 2021

Fayette County and the surrounding communities are feeling the impact of a repeated cycle of untreated mental illness and addiction leading to homelessness, leading to crime. When persons with mental illness are also homeless, they lack the support necessary to maintain their mental health with medications and therapy.  In addition to a lack of proper…

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Four inducted into hall of Fame at homecoming game

October 13, 2021

Four former standouts in Vandalia Community High School Athletics were inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday night, in ceremonies held immediatly prior to the homecoming game. Two inductees from 2020, and two from this year, took part in the ceremonies. Those inducted were Sierah Ruffner, Collin Nestleroad, Bobby Bradley, and Ethan Meyer. Sierah…

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County board discusses raising hourly wages, improving morale at meeting

October 13, 2021

Discussion on raising the hourly wages and the morale of Fayette County employees was the first item, and one of the main topics, of the budget meeting of the Fayette County Board on Tuesday, Oct. 5. County Clerk, Jessica Barker, stated that she recently lost two new employees in her office and that, in general,…

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Chatting with Abe at the Grand Levee

October 13, 2021

Mike Warren, of Vandalia, takes a break at the Grand Levee to sit and chat a spell will Abe, as portrayed by Springfield’s Randy Duncan. Duncan told Warren, about the time he (Lincoln) paradoned the White House turkey, the first such president to do so. Other photos from the event appear in today’s newspaper.

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