Area News

2021 Prom court announced

John Broux photo Prom court has been announced for 2021. The event will be held at the Moose Club on Saturday, June 12. In front are queen candidates, from left, Morgan Lidy, Lauren Hagy, Reiley Bone, and Bray Logsdon. In back, left to right, are king candidates Cole Tarkington,  Jarek Wehrle, Case Goldsmith, and Cody…

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Garrison is Superintendent of Distinction for Kaskaskia Region

Dr. Jennifer Garrison, superintendent of Vandalia CUSD #203, has been named the 2021 Superintendent of Distinction by her colleagues in the Kaskaskia Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). Garrison was honored at an awards luncheon May 5 in Springfield.  State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala was the featured speaker, where 21 IASA regional…

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Date set for transfer station hearing

A date of Tuesday, July 13 was set as the time for a public hearing on a proposed waste transfer station for Fayette County. After a brief discussion from earlier in the meeting, held on Tuesday, May 4, the county board unanimously approved the hearing date, on a motion by Matt Hall, seconded by Jacob…

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Beesley is Soroptimist ‘Woman of Year’ for 2020

The Annual Vandalia Soroptimist International Awards Presentation was held on Friday evening, May 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM, virtually on Zoom and Soroptimist International of Vandalia’s Facebook  page. The event was postponed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the international organization still is not holding in-person events, the local club decided to go…

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Abe Award recipients named at annual chamber banquet

It was a night of transition, and one of honoring three Fayette County residents for their dedication and selflessness in working with organizations within the county as the Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet on Thursday, April 29. The event was held at the 8th Day Venue in Vandalia. The passing…

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First Farmers Market of 2021 is Saturday

The first Farmers Market of the 2021 season will be this Saturday, May 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. This is the second year for this incarnation of the event. Beginning at 8 a.m., there will be a bucket drumming ensemble, followed by the Junior High performance at 9 a.m., and the high school band…

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