Local News

  • Town photo is Saturday

    Local residents are asked to show up in patriotic dress in downtown Vandalia this Saturday morning for a community photograph.

  • Sales tax vote Tuesday

    Jake Harris will admit that when a 1-cent sales tax for Fayette County schools was on the ballot in 2011, he did not vote for it.

  • Schedule for 200th birthday celebration set

    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. - General Store

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 21

     Soroptimist International of Vandalia invites all women to its program meeting at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse. The upcoming vote on a sales tax increase for county schools will be discussed. All guests are welcome to purchase lunch. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP with Janice Hejl at 322-6538 or janice.hejl@gmail.com.
    ✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. at Ramsey Grade School.

    Friday, March 22

  • History Book Orders Being Taken
  • Residents asked to help honor businesses

    The city of Vandalia wants to honor some of its local business owners, but it needs the help of residents to do so.

  • Cleanup Week

    The Vandalia City Council on Monday agreed to set April 29-May 3 as the city’s Cleanup Week.
    During that week, residents are able to get rid of unwanted items along with their regular trash on their regular trash pickup days.
    Mayor Rick Gottman urged residents to participate in Cleanup Week.
    “It’s a good opportunity to get it hauled away for free,” Gottman said.

  • VCHS addressing Juuling problem

    Not only is Vandalia Community High School planning to add to its school policy the prohibition of Juuling, it plans to make the penalty for that more severe than that for tobacco use.
    Randy Protz, VCHS principal, told the Vandalia Board of Education on Tuesday that they are seeing an increasing use of Juul, a type of e-cigarette that uses nicotine salts that exist in leaf-based tobacco.
    Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Garrison said that concerns over student use of inhalants was discussed at a recent committee meeting, then had Protz talk more on the issue.

  • Going back to square one

    While Vandalia aldermen were scheduled to form a recommendation on a second Tax Increment Financing grant for a downtown building, they ended up agreeing to make some additions to the first.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 14

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The United Methodist Men at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia will hold their annual pancake and sausage supper from 4:30-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at the church, 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia. Free-will donations will be accepted. The proceeds will support the Methodist Men projects.