Today's News

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    Thursday, May 31

    ✔ The summer reading program at Evans Public Library, "Reading Takes You Everywhere," begins. Children age 3 through recently graduated high school seniors can sign up to win prizes for books read all summer.
    ✔ Willms and Associates is holding a retirement party with light refreshments for 54-year employee Carol Severns from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at its office at 411 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Tyler R. Forbes, 31, 1331 W. St. Clair St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 28 on a charge of theft up to $300. Bond was $1,500.
    • Tasia L. Lee, 29, Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested on May 28 on charges of no driver’s license and speeding. Bond was $1,500.
    • Desiree N. Baumann, 30, 1529 W. Madison St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 27 on charges of assault and disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,500.
    • Steven B. Beasley, 35, Mt. Carmel, was arrested on May 27 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $3,000.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Ivan Lee Ray
    Jessica Ann Boelling
    Clint Anthony Evans
    Rachel Faye Graves
    Larry Scot Rubin
    San Antonio, Texas
    Leigh Ann Wieda
    San Antonio, Texas
    Curtis Michael Frailey
    Gabrielle Alexis Moore

  • Evans Library’s summer program begins

    Evans Public Library in Vandalia is inviting local youth to participate in its summer reading program, “Reading Takes You Everywhere.”
    Co-sponsored by McDonald’s, the reading program begins this Friday.
    “Reading Takes You Everywhere” offers two reading programs, one for children age three through sixth grade and one for students in junior high through recently graduated high school seniors. Students in grades 4-6 may choose either program.

  • Honoring our fallen soldiers

    “We are here today because of the veterans who did not come home,” Donnie Smail of Brownstown VFW Post 9770 said during Monday’s Memorial Day service at the Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Brownstown City Park.

  • Vandalia KC Center serving its purpose a decade later

    A little more than a decade ago, Kaskaskia College opened an education center in Vandalia, hoping to make it more convenient and less expensive for local residents wanting to continue their education to postsecondary level.

  • Fayette County Speedway

    MAY 12
    POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprint League – 20 cars
    Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 – 8 laps
    00-Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA (1)
    6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (7)
    5C-Colten Cottle, Kansas, IL (4)
    11-James Lyerla, Hillsboro, IL (5)
    88-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (3)
    16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (2)
    N2-Nic Harris, Atlanta, IL (6)
    Bell Helmets Heat 2 – 8 laps
    24-Landon Simon, Tipp City, OH (7)
    99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (3)
    41-Brad Wyatt, Kearney, MO (4)

  • Cougars, Bombers fall in regional

    The South Central and Brownstown/St. Elmo baseball squads saw their seasons come to an end in regional play last week.
    In their regional championship, the Cougars were edged by Odin/Patoka, 6-5, at Lions Park in Kinmundy.
    South Central scored twice in the first inning, but Odin took the lead with a four-run third inning.
    The Cougars scored three runs in the top half of the fourth inning to lead 5-4, then Odin/Patoka closed out the game’s scoring with two runs in the bottom half of the inning.

  • Lady Cougars win regional title

    Zoe Johnston homered and Sydnee Garrett hurled a five-hitter as South Central won the school’s second regional and its first since 1994.
    South Central scored all of its runs in the sixth inning in the 5-1 win over Woodlawn on Saturday at Webster Field in Kinmundy.
    Down 1-0 going into the sixth inning, South Central took advantage of two Woodlawn errors and used a base hit by Lexie Reid, an RBI by Katie Shumate, a fielder’s choice and Johnston’s two-run homer.