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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Devin E. Johnson, 21, 612 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia, was arrested on Aug. 6 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • Scotty G. Austin, 43, 2010 Meridian Road, Patoka, was arrested on Aug. 6 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $3,000.
    • John E. McMillian, 30, Bethalto, was arrested on Aug. 6 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,100.
    • Darrian J. Foster, 29, Herrick, was arrested on Aug. 6 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 9

    ✔ The Fayette County Cancer Fund will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. in the large conference room at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

    Friday, August 10

    ✔ Tools for School, a program that provides free basic school supplies to Fayette County in-need students from pre-K through college, will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1221 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia, at the north door. All students must accompany their parents to select supplies. For more information, call 283-0937.

  • Alderman offers thoughts on pact for recycling

    Giving a report on the recent meeting on recycling, the chairman of Vandalia’s cemetery and landfill committee gave a suggestion on what should happen when the contract comes up for renewal next year.

  • Vandalia's historic sites on display for state's Doors Open Illinois

    Vandalia will join other Illinois community in opening the doors to their historic sites this weekend.

  • Safety an issue for city workers

    The safety of Vandalia’s public works employees while working on street projects continues to be an issue, and possible ways to ensure their safety continues to be discussed.
    During a meeting of the city council’s streets committee, Public Works Director Marlin Filer told committee members that his department follows all state requirements – including signage, flashing lights and traffic cones – while performing street work.
    “People run right through the Road Closed sign,” Filer said. “It’s pretty dangerous.".

  • Talk on the streets

    The improvement to a section of a street on Vandalia’s north side was OK’d on Monday, but only after a lengthy discussion earlier in the evening on other needed street improvements.
    The city council approved the low bid of $57,998.25 from Precise Construction Services of Vandalia for new pavement on a 200-foot section of Janett Avenue.
    The Precise bid was one of two received by the city, the other being a $75,808.65 bid from Sheldon Schulte Construction.

  • Downtown Business Confab
  • Sports Briefs

    Club to host tourney, derby

    The Vandalia Community High School Bass Club participated in an invitational at the new Kinmundy Lake on July 21.
    Nashville won the invitational and South Central won big bass honors.
    Other participants were Centralia, Teutopolis and Patoka.
    The bass club will be competing in a tournament this Saturday at Forbes Lake, and will host a tournament on Aug. 11, from 6 a.m.-noon, at Vandalia Lake.

  • VCHS Team Hosts Soccer Camp
  • Gets Grand Slam Ball