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Local News

  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Vandalia Historical Society Christmas Gala
  • Sworn into Office
  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Amanda M. Graumenz, 33, 621 N. Fifth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 3 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    • Rustin L. Mouchette, 22, Groves, Texas, was arrested on Dec. 3 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • Hannah Nash, 23, 2407 N. 1030 St., Ramsey, was arrested on Dec. 3 for an alleged violation of bail bond. Bond was $75,000.
    • Adam C. Hosick, 29, 1118 N. Sixth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 3 on a charge of domestic battery.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, December 6

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia invites local women to its business meeting at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All guests may purchase lunch, if they wish. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP with Janice Hejl at janice.hejl@gmail.com or by calling 322-6538.

    Friday, December 7

  • Toys for Tots
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    Friday, November 30

    ✔ A fish fry to benefit the Vandalia Community High School post-prom will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Vandalia Junior High School. An all-you-can-eat buffet prepared by Country Rhodes includes fish, chicken strips, mini-shrimp, steak fries, potato salad, cole slaw, applesauce and baked beans. The cost is $11 for adults and carry-outs, and $6 for children ages 6 and under.

  • Calendar

    Friday, November 30

    ✔ A fish fry to benefit the Vandalia Community High School post-prom will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Vandalia Junior High School. An all-you-can-eat buffet prepared by Country Rhodes includes fish, chicken strips, mini-shrimp, steak fries, potato salad, cole slaw, applesauce and baked beans. The cost is $11 for adults and carry-outs, and $6 for children ages 6 and under.

  • Coroner handles two cases

    After completion of an autopsy, the death of a rural Bluff City man last week has been ruled to be a result of a self-inflicted injury.
    Fayette County Coroner Dave Harris, along with officers with Fayette County Sheriff’s Office deputies and state crime scene personnel, was called to the residence of Joseph Bergen, 56, north of Bluff City on Saturday afternoon.
    Upon completion of an autopsy, Harris said, it was determined that Bergen has sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Pritzker appoints Garrison to education committee

    Vandalia’s superintendent of schools is among the appointees for an education committee formed by the state’s incoming governor.