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Today's News

  • Where Are They Now?

    DREW SCHNEIDER

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Keith Roderick Koehler II
    Farina 
    Dessie Martha Dawn Horath
    St. Peter
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    Michael James Dilley
    Effingham
    Jacqueline Nicole Robertson
    Cowden
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    Austin Reed Stokes
    Ramsey
    Rachel Elizabeth Strobel
    Ramsey
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    Steven Lee Weischedel
    Vandalia
    Deborah Lynnette Peters
    Vandalia
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    Brock Joseph Smith

  • Northside Church offering series

    Jim Quick from Bond Camp will be delivering a series based on the show “Fixer Upper” at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia, beginning on Sunday at 6 p.m.
    The series includes: week 1, Fix Up Yourself; week 2, Fix Up Your Family; week 3, Fix Up Your Spiritual Life; week 4, Fix Up Your Finances; and week 5, Fix Up Your Church.
    The public is invited to participate in the series.

  • FS supporting Meals on Wheels

    South Central FS is partnering with Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. to celebrate Older American’s Month during May.
    South Central FS has chosen to show their support of the aging population by donating $.01 of each gallon of ethanol-blended fuel purchased during May at one of their Fast Stop stores, in either Effingham, Flora or Vandalia (Hillsboro Road location only) to the Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. program.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    The Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses.
    There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit. Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily.
    The suggested donation is $3 for meals.

  • Friends & Families of FCH holding 5K event on May 12

    Friends & Families of Fayette County Hospital will hold their annual Heart & Sole 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12.
    Registration is from 7-7:45 a.m. and the event begins at 8 a.m. at the Vandalia Shrine Club, East 2000 Ave.
    The entry fee is $25. The signup deadline to guarantee a T-shirt was Saturday, but for those who signup this week, T-shirts will be made and handed out.
    Make checks payable to Friends & Families of Fayette County Hospital.
    For more information, contact Halford at 283-4010.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Keith Roderick Koehler II
    Farina 
    Dessie Martha Dawn Horath
    St. Peter
    ---
    Michael James Dilley
    Effingham
    Jacqueline Nicole Robertson
    Cowden
    ---
    Austin Reed Stokes
    Ramsey
    Rachel Elizabeth Strobel
    Ramsey
    ---
    Steven Lee Weischedel
    Vandalia
    Deborah Lynnette Peters
    Vandalia
    ---
    Brock Joseph Smith

  • Saturday is call-in day for pageants

    The call-in day for Fayette County Fair queen pageants is this Saturday.
    To be a Little Miss contestant, girls must be Fayette County residents and between the ages of 5 and 7 years old by July 16. To enter, call 618-780-0765 on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
    To be a Jr. Miss contestant, girls must be Fayette County residents entering grades 6-8. To enter, call 618-780-0765 on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.

  • Summer Lunches for Kids work begins

    Organizers are gearing up for this year’s edition of Summer Lunches for Kids, which gets under way on June 4.
    As they plan the program for this summer, organizers are seeking volunteers and donors.
    The free lunch program will run from June 4-Aug. 1, from 11-11:30 a.m., on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the following locations:
    • Vandalia – Fayette County Health Department, 416 W. Edwards St.; Rogier Park, gazebo in the circle drive on West Fillmore Street; and new this year, Kelly Park on West Main Street.

  • Shobonier man dies in one-car accident

    A Shobonier man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Saturday evening.
    According to the Illinois State Police, a pickup truck driven by Travis E. Collier, 25, was found on its top in a creek on Boat Dock Road, east of Bond Avenue, one mile west of Patoka in Marion County.
    The state police said that based on a preliminary investigation, they believe that the Collier vehicle was eastbound on Boat Dock Road when it crossed the centerline and went off the roadway to the left onto the north shoulder.