Local News

  • Miller wins bowling regional

    Vandalia sophomore Kyle Miller rolled a 1,405 series, with a 234.17 average, to win the championship of the Illinois High School Association Boys Bowling Regional at Salem on Monday.
    Miller had games of 212, 216, 268 for a 696 total in his first series, and 195, 246 and 268 for a 709 total in his second series.
    Miller’s closest competitor was Triad junior Bruce Pisetta, who had a 1,281 total.
    By winning the regional title, Miller advances to the IHSA Sectional Tournament this Saturday at Bowl Haven in Alton.

  • Training & placing workers

    Efforts to adequately prepare students in Fayette County for jobs of all types and get them into those jobs continued during a meeting last Thursday afternoon.

  • Enjoying the White Stuff
  • FCH Board will solicit operator proposals

    After the current operator of Fayette County Hospital did not give notification that it wished to extend the current contract, the hospital district board decided to seek proposals from all firms interested in operating the facility.
    In addition to informally making that decision at a special meeting last Monday, the hospital board told Heartland Health System Inc. representatives that it wanted to immediately ensure that ambulance services were provided to the area.

  • Sefton at state queen pageant this weekend

    Miss Fayette County Fair Queen 2018 Kaylee Sefton will compete at Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant during the IAAF Convention held Thursday-Sunday at Crowne Plaza in Springfield.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, January 17

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia invites all local women to its program meetings at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Restaurant. The new club website will be unveiled at the meeting. All guests are welcome to purchase lunch. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP with Janice Hejil at 322-6538 or janice.hejl@gmail.com.

    Friday, January 18

    ✔ Bingo is held at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.

  • Clearing a Path
  • Calendar

    Friday, January 11

    ✔ Bingo is held at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Sunday, January 13

    ✔ St. Peter's Lutheran Church in St. Peter will hold the first of six celebrations for its 150th anniversary. The public is invited to join in the celebration in the school gym, which includes a catered meal and program starting at noon.

  • Hagy, Myers are Abe winners

    The Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce announced on Tuesday that its 2019 Abe Award winners are John Hagy and Ernie Myers.
    Hagy is currently the second vice president of the Vandalia Historical Society. He often volunteers at the Vandalia Statehouse, as well as helps prepare for many of the fundraising events held to help aid the cost of projects, such as the window restoration going on at the Vandalia Statehouse.

  • New City Officer