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  • Plummer opens office in Vandalia

    This area’s new state senator has announced the opening of his offices.
    Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) will have staff on hand to help constituents on a full-time basis in two locations within District 54 and Springfield.
    He and his aides can be reached in downtown Vandalia, across from the Vandalia Statehouse in the space previously held by state Sen. Kyle McCarter, and at the current Statehouse in Springfield

  • KC signs four more agreements with SIUC

    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees on Monday signed four more agreements that will help KC students advance into further studies at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

  • Chamber honors Myers, Hagy

    The Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce last week recognized a St. Elmo man for service to his community as an elected official and volunteer, and a Vandalia man was honored for his extensive community service.

  • VCHS Band

    VCHS band to hold spaghetti dinner

    The Vandalia Community High School band will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, in the VCHS cafeteria.
    Spaghetti and sides will be provided by Joe’s Pizza in Vandalia.
    Tickets will be sold through this Friday. Tickets, $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 10 and under, are available from VCHS band students. All tickets are the door on Feb. 8 will be $10.

    Second annual Alumni Band is Feb. 8

  • Calendar

    Thursday, January 24

    ✔ The Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual banquet at the Vandalia Country and Golf Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome and dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation of Abe Awards to John Hagy and Ernie Myers. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the chamber office, on the second floor of First National Bank's main brach at Fifth and Gallatin streets, or WPMB/WKRV.

    Friday, January 25

  • Community photo planned for city's 200th birthday

    A third community photo in downtown Vandalia is being planned, this one to be a part of the city’s 200th birthday celebration.

  • Plans for city's 200th birthday announced

    The celebration for Vandalia’s 200th birthday this summer will include concerts, a carnival, a parade, a cemetery walk and a Civil War re-enactment.

  • 'Rock Around the Clock'

    The First United Methodist Church’s Family Living Center is being turned into a 1950s diner for an event held by the first group of Fayette County students going through a national entrepreneurship education program.

  • Garage Fire