Local News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 9

    ✔ The Fayette County Cancer Fund will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. in the large conference room at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

    Friday, August 10

    ✔ Tools for School, a program that provides free basic school supplies to Fayette County in-need students from pre-K through college, will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1221 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia, at the north door. All students must accompany their parents to select supplies. For more information, call 283-0937.

  • Alderman offers thoughts on pact for recycling

    Giving a report on the recent meeting on recycling, the chairman of Vandalia’s cemetery and landfill committee gave a suggestion on what should happen when the contract comes up for renewal next year.

  • Vandalia's historic sites on display for state's Doors Open Illinois

    Vandalia will join other Illinois community in opening the doors to their historic sites this weekend.

  • Safety an issue for city workers

    The safety of Vandalia’s public works employees while working on street projects continues to be an issue, and possible ways to ensure their safety continues to be discussed.
    During a meeting of the city council’s streets committee, Public Works Director Marlin Filer told committee members that his department follows all state requirements – including signage, flashing lights and traffic cones – while performing street work.
    “People run right through the Road Closed sign,” Filer said. “It’s pretty dangerous.".

  • Talk on the streets

    The improvement to a section of a street on Vandalia’s north side was OK’d on Monday, but only after a lengthy discussion earlier in the evening on other needed street improvements.
    The city council approved the low bid of $57,998.25 from Precise Construction Services of Vandalia for new pavement on a 200-foot section of Janett Avenue.
    The Precise bid was one of two received by the city, the other being a $75,808.65 bid from Sheldon Schulte Construction.

  • Downtown Business Confab
  • Hurley participating in warfare exercise

    By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jackson Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach
    Photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication
    Specialist Gary Ward
    PEARL HARBOR – A 2015 Vandalia Community High School graduate and Vandalia, Illinois, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise known as the Rim of the Pacific.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 2

    ✔ Registration for students in the Patoka School District will be held from noon-6 p.m.

    Friday, August 3

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ The final 20 & Over Night at Vandalia Swimming Pool from 8-10 p.m. Admission is $2 per person.

    Sunday, August 5

  • News Briefs

    Tools for School distribution
    Tools for School, a program that provides free basic supplies to in-need students in Fayette County, pre-K through college.
    The program will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church, 1221 W. Fillmore St. in Vandalia, on the following dates and times: Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 9-10, 9 a.m.7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.

  • Mosquitoes here tested positive for West Nile

    Jodi Smith, director of environmental health for the Fayette County Health Department said late last week,  “Routine mosquito testing has identified the first West Nile virus positive batch of mosquitoes in Fayette County in 2018.
    “These results demonstrate the continued need for people to ensure they are protected from mosquito bites.”
    The mosquito sample was collected in rural Beecher City last Tuesday and tested last Wednesday.