Local News

  • Remembering 9/11
  • Filling jobs, training people

    A group of local school officials, business and industry people, and agency representatives met last week to discuss not creating new jobs, but filling the job vacancies that exist.
    About 50 people were on hand for the first meeting of the work force development arm of the recently established Vandalia ONE initiative.
    “This is the first step of many in a joint venture with Vandalia ONE,” Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Garrison said.

  • Community Picnic moved to junior high

    Due to a forecast predicting substantial rain at the end of this week and this weekend, the Vandalia Bicentennial Committee has decided to hold this Sunday's Community Picnic indoors at Vandalia Junior High School.

    The city’s bicentennial committee is holding the picnic from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    The event includes a meal catered by Ponderosa Steakhouse, with the cost being $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 4-12, with children ages 3 and under being free.

  • SWCD selling plat books

    The Fayette County Soil & Water Conservation District is selling plat books for $20.
    Plat books are available at the SWCD office, located at Third and Johnson streets; Fayette County Courthouse; and The Leader-Union.



  • Calendar

    Friday, September 7

    ✔ The Vandalia Moose Lodge is holding a Cajun shrimp boil from 5-7:30 p.m. or until they run out. Open to the public, the cost of the meal is $10 a plate, with carry-outs available. The menu includes shrimp, potatoes and corn.
    ✔ 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, Sept. 8

  • Moving forward toward a new water plant

    After agreeing two weeks ago that the city should build a new water plant instead of refurbishing the existing one, Vandalia aldermen on Tuesday approved the first step toward that goal.
    The council unanimously approved an agreement with Milano and Grunloh Engineers of Effingham for engineering services for a new plant.

  • Vandals Football Squad Moves Nice Twice
  • Community Picnic is this Sunday

    A community event that will raise funds for Vandalia’s 200th birthday celebration next year is being held this Sunday on the Vandalia Statehouse lawn.

  • Growing tomorrow's ag people

    When Ken Cripe went to the Fayette County Farm Bureau’s Research Center on the afternoon of the Farm Bureau’s crop survey dinner, he saw what he thought was an issue.

  • Prairie Days in St. Peter