Local News

  • Shobonier man dies in one-car accident

    A Shobonier man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Saturday evening.
    According to the Illinois State Police, a pickup truck driven by Travis E. Collier, 25, was found on its top in a creek on Boat Dock Road, east of Bond Avenue, one mile west of Patoka in Marion County.
    The state police said that based on a preliminary investigation, they believe that the Collier vehicle was eastbound on Boat Dock Road when it crossed the centerline and went off the roadway to the left onto the north shoulder.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 3

    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers in Fayette County are invited.

    Friday, May 4

    ✔ The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon at Peoples State Bank, 200 Mattes Ave.
    ✔ 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.

  • Stout running for senate seat

    A Vandalia resident who has served the city of Vandalia and the local park district has decided that he wants to now serve at a higher level.

  • Woman charged after county deputy injured

    A Springfield woman who allegedly dragged a Fayette County sheriff’s deputy while fleeing from a traffic stop last week is facing multiple charges, including four felonies.

  • Aiding cancer patients

    As someone who has fought breast cancer, Janet Elam knows the importance of having others around for support and assistance.

  • City OKs, supports Eagle badge project

    The Vandalia City Council not only OK’d a Eagle badge project for a local Boy Scout that will improve Vandalia’s Little Community Garden, it agreed to support that project.

  • Coroner withdraws from November election

    In the April activity report that Fayette County Coroner David Hejl submitted to the Fayette County Board, Hejil announced that he has withdrawn as a candidate for the two-year coroner term on the November ballot.
    Hejl said that after a coroner is elected in November, or appointed afterward if there are no one is elected, he would be willing to serve as a deputy coroner, as will the three other deputies serving under him.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 26

    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers in Fayette County are invited.
    ✔ The Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.

    Friday, April 27

  • County OKs officers' salaries

    At its April meeting, the Fayette County Board set new salaries for three county officers.
    According to the ordinance, the salary for the circuit clerk under an ordinance approved by the board in September 2012 is $53,239.95.
    A salary schedule approved by the board in April 2014 sets the salaries for the county clerk, treasurer and supervisor of assessments at: first term, $54,105; second term, $55,729; third term, $57,399; and fourth term, $59,120.

  • City seeking input for comprehensive plan

    With the first two steps in the development of a new comprehensive plan, the city of Vandalia is now turning to the public for the third step.