Today's News

  • School sales tax going on ballot

    Eight years ago, superintendents from school districts in Fayette County met to learn about the benefits of enacting a countywide 1 percent sales tax.
    Now, school officials are moving forward with a plan to put that sales tax increase before county residents.
    The Vandalia Board of Education on Tuesday approved a resolution to put on the April 2, 2019, consolidated election ballot a vote on a “retailers’ occupation tax and a service occupation tax,” commonly known as the sales tax.

  • Homecoming Hijinks
  • No water, sewer hike

    While there was some support for raising water rates to begin building up funds for a new water plant, the Vandalia City Council decided on Monday not to increase water and sewer rates.
    During a work session held prior to Monday’s city council meeting, Tricia Elam of Timmermann and Co. Ltd., the city’s auditing firm, presented aldermen with five options on water and sewer rates based on operating costs.

  • FCCF's Carnival in the Park is Saturday

    The Fayette County Cancer Fund will once again be holding the Carnival in the Park to help raise funds to assist cancer patients living in Fayette County.
    This year’s event will be held from 4-8 p.m. this Saturday at Rogier Park on Fillmore Street in Vandalia. In the event of rain, the carnival will be held at the Family YMCA of Fayette County on Rock Island Avenue in Vandalia.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, September 20

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia is inviting all local women and young ladies to its program at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse. The guest speaker, Marisa Thomason, will talk about her recent mission trip to El Salvador. All guests are welcome to purchase lunch if they wish. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP with Janice Hejl at 322-6538 or by email at janice.hejl@gmail.com.

    Friday, September 21

  • 2018 inductees into the VCHS Athletic Hall of Fame

    Vandalia Community High School is celebrating homecoming this week.

    The homecoming parade around the high school campus and athletic fields is at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
    The homecoming game against Piasa Southwestern starts at 6:30 p.m., with this year’s Hall of Fame inductees being presented at 6:10 p.m.
    This year’s homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime of the football game, and the homecoming dance will follow the game in the high school gym.

  • Host Vandals take seond place

    The Lady Vandals volleyball team placed second in the 25th annual Vandal Tournament on Saturday, winning three games before losing to Carlyle in the title game.

  • Rising to the Top

    Matthew Wells amassed just 10 yards as a sophomore on the Vandalia Vandals varsity football team … and that was on a running play.

  • Vandalia 62, Litchfield-Stats

    Vandalia 62 Litchfield 0
    Total offense
    324 yards
    Rushing: 28 carries for 231 yards, 5 TD
    • Trevor Smalls 10 carries for 147 yards, 3 TD
    • Thomas Ritchey 4 carries for 35 yards, TD
    • Johnny Lotz 2 carries for 23 yards, TD
    • Gaige Beall 3 carries for 14 yards
    • Kyle Phillips 3 carries for 13 yards
    • Jacob Fickes 2 carries for 9 yards
    • Nolan White 2 carries for 0 yards
    • Carson Ruot 2 carries for -10 yards

  • Records fall as Vandals top Litchfield

    The outcome of Friday’s game was never really in doubt, with the Vandals squaring off against a Litchfield squad that is small in numbers and consisting mainly of lower classmen.