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  • Council OKs remapping of Vandalia Lake lots

    A week after the chairman of the Vandalia Lake Committee recommended renumbering the lots at Vandalia Lake, the city council has OK’d a remapping.
    At a meeting of the lake committee last week, Alderman Mike Hobler, the chairman of the committee, said that he would like to see the lake lots renumbered, so they are in numerical order.
    The benefits of that, Hobler said, include helping emergency personnel to locate a specific lot when called to the lake.

  • Calendar

    Friday, April 6

    ✔ 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.

    Saturday, April 7

    ✔ The Ramsey Lions Club's 57th annual Community Sale will be held in Lions Park, beginning at 9 a.m.
    ✔ Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a Weather Story Saturday at 10 a.m. Children of all ages are invited to listen to stories and make a craft.

  • One hurt in explosion

    A rural Vandalia man was injured in an explosion at his home on Sunday evening.

  • Hammer gets 27 years for injuring infant

    A Vandalia woman who was convicted of causing serious and permanent damage to her infant child two years ago was sentenced on Friday to 27 years in prison.

  • Tornado hits Fayette County

    “It was by the grace of God that we’re still alive, because if Gene had not been sitting in that room and not paying attention …”

  • Birth

    Lucy Elizabeth Newcomb
    Judd and Carla Newcomb of Mulberry Grove are the parents of a daughter born at 10:03 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

    Lucy Elizabeth weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 22 inches long.
    She has two sisters, Haelé and Eleanor.
    Grandparents are John and Ruth Ann Moyer of Vandalia, Margaret Pope of Decatur and the late Robert Newcomb.

  • St. James, Zion Lutheran Holy Week schedule

    St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia and Zion Lutheran Church in Loogootee have announced their Holy Week schedule:
    • Maundy Thursday – 7 p.m., St. James Lutheran, 727 W. Gallatin St.
    • Good Friday – 7 p.m., St. James Lutheran.
    • Sunday Easter worship – 7:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church; and 8 a.m. breakfast and 9:30 a.m. service at St. James Lutheran.

  • School board asked to consider dance teams

    For the second time in three months, the Vandalia Board of Education was asked to consider adding teams in the district.
    Kelly Emerick, who owns Vandalia Performing Arts Center with her husband, Matthew, asked board members to consider adding competitive dance, first at the junior high and then later at the high school.
    Emerick’s request came two months after Melvin McKinney and Gail Dugan asked for the addition of a fishing club. The board approved the fishing club request last month.

  • Bathroom, outdoor step improvements planned for VCHS

    The Vandalia Board of Education last week approved engineering for improvements to parts of Vandalia Community High School that are original to the school’s construction in the early 1950s.
    Renovations to the high school gym bathrooms through multiple projects have been estimated at $125,336.
    Also planned are the replacement of the high school gym steps and concrete, estimated to cost $49,635, and the replacement of the steps and concrete at the main entrance of the school, estimated at $46,635.

  • Calendar

    Friday, March 30
    ✔ A rummage sale and bake sale for the St. Elmo High School post-prom will be held from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at St. Elmo Christian Church, 112 W. Sixth St., St. Elmo.
    ✔ Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a Fantastic Friday at 4 p.m. Children up to age 10 are invited to listen to stories and dye Easter eggs. Registration is required; to register, call the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ 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.