Local News

  • Ramsey Lions' Community Sale
  • Y's Frazier gives input in Washington trip

    During a recent trip to the nation’s capital, the executive director of the Family YMCA of Fayette County had the opportunity to give input on issues that are important to the YMCA organization at all levels.

  • St. Elmo lands distribution center

    Eight months of work have paid off for the city of St. Elmo in the form of a new distribution center for an existing industry that will create about 40 new jobs for the area.

  • 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.