Today's News

  • Baseball Vandals Postseason Honors
  • The story of Tom and Tillie Leigh

    Millie Meyerholz of Pana writes for a living, her columns appearing in the Pana News-Palladium.
    More than 35 years ago, Millie wrote a story that I thought was so interesting that I asked her for permission to reprint parts of it here.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1993 – A children’s activity area was added to the schedule for the Grande Levée. The area was sponsored by Baroque Folk, and was staffed by members of Vandalia Girl Scout Troop No. 381.
    Tonya Cox was valedictorian of the class of 1993 at Vandalia Community High School, and Arpad Walker was salutatorian.
    Tiffany Slater was valedictorian of the graduating class at Patoka High School, and Jennifer Britt was salutatorian.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photos: This resident of St. Elmo and graduate of Brownstown High School served a long tenure on the Fayette County Board, including a stint as its chairman.

  • Another loss could be worse

    Sadly, downtown Vandalia lost another business and building to fire late Monday night and early morning. While we mourn yet another such loss to a business district that has taken big hits due to catastrophy.
    And while we lament over the fire that destroyed Capitol View Restaurant at Fourth and Gallatin streets, we have to at the same time remain thankful that the loss could have been much, much bigger.
    The credit for that goes to Vandalia's volunteer firefighters, with assistance from Brownstown firemen.

  • Frogtown News

    Short Trip
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter traveled to Kentucky to attend the 400-Mile Yard Sale.
    They spent the night in Paducah on Thursday and traveled to Hopkinsville on Friday.
    On Saturday, they went to Jackson, Mo., to watch grandson, Dru Eller compete in a baseball tournament.
    They returned home on Sunday.
    Sam and Shayla Stock are the parents of a son, born on May 29, 2018. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long, and has been named Kru Richard.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Brownstown VBS Schedules
    • Brownstown First Christian Church – June 4-8, 6-8:15.
    “Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus.” VBS kickoff carnival Sunday, June 3, 4-6 p.m.
    • Liberty Christian Church – June 18 – 21.
    “Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus.”
    Tarzan, the Little Frog is back…
    … and we think he is courting a little girl tree frog. He is again hanging around our back deck and often sings to us when we are out side.

  • St. Elmo News


  • Matar awarded Medal of Valor

    A Charleston firefighter and paramedic who is a former Vandalia resident and volunteer firefighter was awarded a Medal of Valor on Monday night for his actions during a fire on Interstate 57 early last month.