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Today's News

  • Lemonade Raid is this Saturday

    The annual Carson’s Lemonade Raid, held to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research and Children, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday at County Market in Vandalia.
    Carson LaDage, the son of Vandalia native Todd LaDage and his wife, Darla, and the grandson of Bill and Sharon LaDage of Vandalia, has been holding the Lemonade Raid in a number of communities in response to being treated at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Jonathon Andrew Weaver
    Farina
    Marjorie Gissela Amaya Sanchez
    Farina
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    Travis Joe Boldrey
    Altamont
    Alicia Sueann Haslett
    Altamont

  • First of Four Statehouse Story Times
  • Committee OKs variance, discusses several lake issues

    After approving a variance for a setback, walkway and dock at a home on Vandalia Lake, the Vandalia City Council’s lake committee discussed several other issues.
    The meeting was held to act on a multi-faceted variance request filed by Danny George for the family residence at 2264 Lake Hills Drive.
    George was asking for a side yard setback of 6 feet where 12 foot is required, in order to save trees.
    He was also asking for the right to install a 4-foot decking walkway from his dock to the property line, to adjoin the dock of his neighbors, his parents.

  • Back in jail

    A Vandalia man who was free on bond awaiting a trial on child pornography charges was back in jail on Monday for allegedly violating the terms of his bail.

  • Support sought for veterans' marker project

    Dorothy Donley continues to seek support from the community in placing granite markers for veterans buried in the Old State Burial Ground.

  • Reviving, restoring & documenting history

    About three years ago, Dorothy Donley took her granddaughter, whom she was homeschooling, to the Old State Burial Ground and told her, “Each one of these headstones is like a page in a history book.”

  • Vandalism to Shriners' Van
  • The Way We Were

    30 Years Ago

    1989 – The St. Peter Business Development Committee kicked off its efforts with a picnic in Community Park for representatives of agencies, which could assist the village in its business development efforts. Lawrence A. Rubin chaired the committee.
    Bob Jackson of Mulberry Grove signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Kaskaskia College.
    The Vandalia Community High School Class of 1929 held its 60-year class reunion.
    Kendra Sanders of rural Vandalia was crowned Miss Fayette County Fair.

  • Banks of the Okaw

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    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week's Scrambler: There is no shame in losing, only in quitting.
    Unscrambling it were: RuthAnn Garrison, Cy Locke, Elizabeth Kasten, Andrew Crosswait, Edith Elliott, Wayne Purtilar, Ed and Doris Young, Larry and Joyce Cable, and Lyle and Eula Haslett.