Local News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 14

    ✔ The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce is holding a Business After-Hours from 5-7 p.m. at Iya's new location, 422 W. Gallatin St.
    ✔ The Fayette County Cancer Fund will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. in the large conference room at Fayette County Hospital. All interested people are invited to attend.

    Friday, June 15

    ✔ 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.

  • Coroner steps down; Harris appointed

    The Fayette County on Tuesday accepted the resignation of the county coroner and also approved his successor.

  • County OKs solar systems, lease with solar firm

    The Fayette County Board on Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing solar energy systems in the county and then approved an agreement with a company that will install such a system on county-owned land.
    The ordinance states that the county board “has determined that solar installations should be allowed in unincorporated Fayette County,” as allowed by state statutes.
    It states that the ordinance applies to only “commercial-grade solar energy systems and does not apply to single residential homes.”

  • A Capitol Idea

    Late last year, Nathan Miller, the instructor of the construction occupations class at Vandalia Correctional Center, was asked whether his class would be willing to rehabilitate the maquette of the Vandalia Statehouse.

  • Summer band invite given

    Local musicians are being invited to participate in the inaugural Vandalia Community Summer Band.
    The band will rehearse from 6-7:30 p.m. the week of Monday, June 18.
    The week will conclude with an outdoor performance on the lawn of the Vandalia Statehouse on Friday, June 22. There is no charge for admission, and attendees are encouraged to take lawn chairs or blankets.

  • Matar awarded Medal of Valor

    A Charleston firefighter and paramedic who is a former Vandalia resident and volunteer firefighter was awarded a Medal of Valor on Monday night for his actions during a fire on Interstate 57 early last month.

  • Calendar

    Wednesday, June 6

    ✔ Bingo is held at the Vandalia Moose Lodge, starting at 7 p.m., with Lightning at 5:30 p.m.

    Thursday, June 7

    ✔ A Mission Possible rummage sale for charity to benefit SAFE (Sexual Assault & Family Emergencies) will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at The Back Pain Center, 427 W. Orchard St. The rummage sale is from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday. Mission Possible is a charity within Irwin Seating Co. in Altamont. Proceeds will be used to support the SAFE missions and the families it serves.

  • Thrill Hill bridge now open

    Though the state still needs to complete an inspection on the new Thrill Hill bridge, that bridge is now open for traffic.

  • Conflict with 2 downtown walls

    The owner of a downtown building who was given a TIF grant in April for improvements to one of the building’s exterior walls told Vandalia officials that he is unable to do the work at this time.

  • Capitol View Restaurant destroyed by fire late Monday (Video)

    An investigation is continuing  into the fire late Monday night and early Tuesday morning that destroyed a downtown Vandalia restaurant.