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Today's News

  • The Way We Were

    30 Years Ago

    1989 – Vandalia Soroptimists hosted a Soroptimist Orientation Leadership Training Seminar in Vandalia. Two St. Louis clubs were guests.
    Sophomore Michelle Kaiser had two home runs and 10 RBI in a softball game with Sandoval.
    Heaton-Heistand Veterinary Clinic opened in Vandalia.
    Sgt. John Morrison was selected as Vandalia Correctional Center Officer of the year.

    35 Years Ago

  • Banks of the Okaw

    No photo last week.
    This week’s Scrambler: fi uoy cta ni asulu yasw, oyu no'tw teg enwaehyr.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week's Scrambler: Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity
    Unscrambling it were: Larry and Joyce Cable, Cy Locke, Ruth Ann Garrison, Elizabeth Kasten, Lyle and Eula Haslett, Andrew Crosswait, Madison Losland, Wayne Purtilar, Ed and Doris Young, and Roger Mosley.

  • Taking the Oath
  • OSBG work day is this Saturday

    R.I.P. (Restoration in Progress) will be sponsoring its third annual Community Action Team this Saturday to work at the Old State Burial Ground in Vandalia, financially supported by Thrivent Financial.
    The purpose of the Community Action Team is to bring community members together, to live generously, by volunteering to accomplish an unmet need in the community – the restoration and preservation of the Old State Burial Ground.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Dawn M. Carter, 20, Watson, was arrested on May 13 on a charge of retail theft. Bond was $1,500.
    • Kendall L. Warner, 46, 612 W. Gallatin St., Apt. 5, Vandalia, was arrested on May 13 on charges of a person over the age of 60, impersonating a peace officer and resisting a peace, and for allegedly violation bail bond. No bond information was listed.
    • Rebecca A. Seaton, 52, Beecher City, was arrested on May 13 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $300.

  • Calendar

    Friday, May 17

    ✔ Chapter 18 of the Road Riders for Jesus Motorcycle Ministry is holding an appreciation cookout in the parking lot of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office for all local law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    ✔ Bingo at the American Legion Home in Vandalia at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.
    ✔ Commencement exercises for South Central High School are at 7 p.m.

    Saturday, May 18

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Gregory D. Allen, 22, of St. Louis, Mo., was arrested on May 7 for an alleged probation violation. No bond information was listed.
    • James W. Ledbetter, 40, of Altamont, was arrested on May 7 for failure to appear in court and on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a hypodermic needle. Bond was $15,000.
    • Miranda D. Ledbetter, 39, South Eighth Street, Vandalia, was arrested on May 7 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. No bond information was listed.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 9

    ✔ The Vandalia Historical Society is holding its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Statehouse. All members are invited to attend, as are others who are interested in becoming a member.

    Friday, May 10

    ✔ Bingo at the American Legion Home in Vandalia at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.
    ✔ Commencement exercises for Patoka High School are at 7 p.m.

    Saturday, May 11

  • OSBG work day is next Saturday

    R.I.P. (Restoration in Progress) will be sponsoring its third annual Community Action Team next Saturday to work at the Old State Burial Ground in Vandalia, financially supported by Thrivent Financial.
    The purpose of the Community Action Team is to bring community members together, to live generously, by volunteering to accomplish an unmet need in the community – the restoration and preservation of the Old State Burial Ground.

  • Mayor talks about pending recreational marijuana law

    If the state approves the use of recreational marijuana in homes, the city of Vandalia will have no choice but to abide by that new law.