Local News

  • Public hearing on county solid waste ordinance is Aug. 13

    The Fayette County Board will hold a public hearing on its proposed solid waste and nuisance ordinance prior to its regular August meeting.

    The board agreed to hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, meeting to discuss and hear public comments on the proposed ordinance.

  • Wild Turkey Federation banquet is Friday, July 19, at Moose Lodge

    Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the 19th annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet, hosted by the Okaw Valley Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation on Friday, July 19, at the Moose Lodge in Vandalia.
    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Reserve tickets by calling Aaron Miller at (217) 292-8474.
    The NWTF’s Hunting Heritage Banquets raise funds for wild turkey conservation while combining a great meal with a chance to swap stories with other sportsmen and women.

  • 4-H'ers on display this week
  • History book deadline approaching

    The Fayette County Genealogical and Historical Society reminds county residents that the deadline for submitting articles for its Family and History Book is approaching.
    The deadline to submit family history articles, and to order copies of the book, is next Monday, July 15.
    Due to inconsistency of mail, the society has agreed to accept submissions all of next week.
    Family histories may be mialed to: Fayette County History Book, P.O. Box 177, Vandalia, Ill. 62471. They may also be dropped off at Evans Public Library in Vandalia.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 11

    ✔ The Vandalia Park District meets at 4 p.m. at Vandalia Airport.
    ✔ The Fayette County Fair continues in Brownstown. C-Bar Rodeo is at 7 p.m.
    ✔ The Fayette County Board meets at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom at the Fayette County Courthouse.
    Friday, July 12

    ✔ The Fayette County Fair continues in Brownstown. Stock car racing begins at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, July 13

  • Fayette County Pageant Courts
  • Fireworks for the Fourth

    A fireworks display sponsored by the Vandalia Lions Club lit up the sky over Vandalia Lake on Friday night.

    The Lions Club also sponsored a carnival in the lake campgrounds over the Fourth of July weekend.

  • Local dentist is training Labradors

    Dr. Jay Lowry is gifted and skilled at more than his chosen profession as a dentist, and in a field that most would not associate the white-clad, immaculate dentist working in his also immaculate office at the sterile technique dental procedures his patients are in need of from time to time.

  • Fayette County Royalty
  • Birthday Celebration

    The congregation of First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia celebrated the church's 185th birthday on Sunday.

    During the morning service, Mary Truitt (first photo) read a history of the church, the first established in Vandalia, in 1828. On display (second photo) was "Illinois Riggs," the first bell to summon a congregation. In the afternoon, Midwest Winds of Scott Air Force Base performed in concert (third photo).