Local News

  • Lions' Halloween Parade winners

    Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade Winners

  • Calendar

    Thursday, November 1

    ✔ Applications are now available for Christmas baskets from Fayette County Caring & Sharing; they must be turned in by Nov. 15. Applications are available at County Market, CEFS and Fayette County Health Department in Vandalia; First National Bank, St. Joseph's Food Pantry and Ramsey Grade School in Ramsey; Brownstown Elementary School and Victory Lane in Brownstown; St. Elmo City Hall and St. Elmo Foods; and St. Peter Post Office and Dollar General in Farina.

  • KC Phase II still in state budget

    Like his predecessor, the president of Kaskaskia College said that the state has included in its budget funding for the second phase of the KC Vandalia Campus.

  • Halloween in Vandalia
  • Election is Tuesday

    With the general election ballot full of races, including some local contests, Fayette County voters have many reasons to go to the polls.
    And in Vandalia, residents will be deciding on a one-half percent sales tax increase proposed by the city.
    In asking residents to increase the sales tax, Vandalia officials say they would use half of the new revenue toward city infrastructure.
    In addition to maintenance of the existing infrastructure, the money would go toward the construction of a new water treatment plant, estimated to cost more than $20 million.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, October 25

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group will meet from 1-2 p.m. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ St. James Lutheran Church, at 727 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia, is holding its annual chili supper from 4-7 p.m. The menu includes chili, hot dog or peanut butter sandwich, desert and drinks. The cost is $7 per person.
    ✔ The Vandalia Lions Club is holding its annual Halloween Parade at 7 p.m., on Gallatin Street from Seventh Street to Fourth Street.

  • Brown found guilty in jury trial last week

    A Fayette County jury deliberated for just an hour before returning guilty verdicts in a trial for a Vandalia man last week.
    In a three-day trial that began last Monday, Terre T. Brown, 31, was found guilty on charges of domestic battery and resisting a peace officer.
    The domestic battery charge is a Class 4 felony punishable by up to 3 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000. The resisting a peace officer charge is a Class A misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of 364 days in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.

  • A Second Run on TV
  • Seven years in DUI fatality case

    A Brownstown man has agreed to a seven-year prison sentence for his role in a fatal accident in January of last year.

  • High School CEO's

    Two of the 10 area high school students enrolled in a new personal and professional enrichment program explained the benefits of that program to the Vandalia Board of Education.