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Today's News

  • How Now, Brown Cow
  • Talking recycling

    One month after the city was notified that it would be losing one of two recycling programs, it is holding a special meeting to discuss the recycling issue.
    The Vandalia City Council’s cemetery and landfill committee meeting will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, at city hall to discuss the closure of FAYCO Enterprises’ decision to discontinue its recycling service.

  • Bright ruled fit to stand trial

    A Mulberry Grove man charged with the murder of a rural Brownstown man in September 2017 has been deemed mentally fit to stand trial.

  • Couple charged with locking up youth

    A Vandalia couple has been charged with unlawful restraint and endangering the life or health of a child.

  • Shipping container ordinance OK'd

    A Vandalia couple’s plan for the expansion of their business with the use of a shipping container has led to the creation of a new city ordinance.
    Vandalia’s mayor said that plan might be something that other communities follow, and that it could possibly result in some local manufacturing.
    Kyle Barker told the Vandalia Planning Commission last Thursday the plan that he and his wife, Sheeba, would like to create from a shipping container a structure for their business, Shimoji Coffee.

  • Online registration for Vandalia students under way

    Online registration for Vandalia School District students began on Wednesday morning, and school officials estimate that more than two-thirds of the students will be registered that way.
    Online registration for Vandalia students is available through www.teacherease.com.
    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Garrison said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Vandalia Board of Education that district officials feel that 75-80 percent of students will be registered online for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Couple charged with locking up youth

    A Vandalia couple has been charged with unlawful restraint and endangering the life or health of a child.

  • Fayette County Royalty
  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 11

    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at a new time of 6:30 p.m. at the Legion Home.
    ✔ The Fayette County Fair continues with Whippooorwill Rodeo at 7 p.m.; admission is $12 for adults, $6 for ages 7-12 and ages 6 and under are free. Pit passes are $15.

    Friday, July 12

    ✔ Food trucks will be at Charters Patio from 11-7 p.m. and LS Express, a band with Vandalia native Drew Sheafor, will perform at 7:30 p.m.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Christopher Pilger
    Hutsonville
    Shaelee Kay Fitzjarrald
    Hutsonville

    Charles Edward Rathbone
    Ramsey
    Danielle Nicole Summerlott
    Ramsey

    Ashton Hugh Edward Armstrong
    Pocahontas
    Breezy Renaye Kimberly Parks
    Pocahontas

    Chadwick Allen Adams
    Mattoon
    Susan Renee Summerlott
    Mattoon

    Nathan Prescott Lash