Today's News

  • Wedding

    Caylee Orr and John Zimmer, both of Kentucky, were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. on May 14, 2011, at Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah, Ky., with the Rev. Frank McCullum, grandfather of the bride, officiating.

  • School Menus

    Monday, Dec. 12 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Dec. 13 – Biscuits and gravy.
    Wednesday, Dec. 14 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Dec. 15 – Bacon scramble breakfast pizza.   
    Friday, Dec. 16 – Choice of oatmeal, toast and jelly.
    • Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Monday, Dec. 12 – Crispito, Mexican rice, sliced peaches, yogurt and milk.    

  • Ratermann Scholarship Recipients

  • Murray praises program at KC

    Ashley Murray of Washington, Ill., completed the Licensed Practical Nurse program at Kaskaskia College’s Vandalia Education Center and received her LPN certificate in a pinning ceremony held at the center on Nov. 22.

  • Honor Roll

    Fifth Grade

  • Banks of the Okaw Dec. 8, 2011

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This dairy farm girl, pictured about 20 years ago, grew up in Seminary Township and now lives in Mulberry Grove.

  • Mathilda Greenup Fraser grew with Vandalia

    When the Fayette County Genealogical & Historical Society sponsored the reprinting of the 1904 Historical Souvenir of Vandalia several years ago, I was one of those who purchased a copy for my personal library.

  • Small-town benefits shine during holidays

    This time of year, we’re reminded of why we love living in a small community.
    There are parades, church programs, school performances, community events and, of course, the general hustle and bustle of holiday shopping.
    The beauty of those events in a small town is that we know many of the people involved. We see our friends and neighbors at the events. And we marvel at the talents displayed our young people at the band and choral concerts.

  • Statehouse Christmas Open House is Saturday

    A period-type lantern ornament will be handed out at this year’s Christmas Open House at the Vandalia Statehouse.

  • Vandalia Police

    Nov. 29
    • 8:58 a.m. – Officers handled a two-vehicle accident on the parking lot of County Market on Veterans Avenue. No tickets were issued, and no injuries were reported.
    • 1:19 p.m. – Officers handled a two-vehicle accident at Fourth and Gallatin streets. No tickets were issued, and no injuries were reported.
    • Officers issued one warning ticket for speeding and two warning tickets for improper lighting.
    Dec. 2