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Today's News

  • County school sales tax

    Vandalia School District officials say that if voters will approve a 1-percent in the local sales tax, they will use half of the revenue from that tax increases to reduce property taxes.

  • County board loses 46 years of experience

    At a meeting during which it passed a budget with a slight positive balance and retained its administrative consultant for another year, the Fayette County Board on Tuesday recognized two board members attending their final meeting.

  • City will ask state for assistance with Fillmore sidewalk project

    The city of Vandalia took the first step in asking the state to help fund a major sidewalk construction project that has been discussed for some time.
    Prior to last week’s city council meeting, the council held a public hearing for a Safe Routes to School grant application to be filed with the Illinois Department of Transportation.
    The city hopes to receive up to $200,000 from the state for a sidewalk project estimated to cost $357,000.

  • Murray joins school board

    The Vandalia Board of Education welcomed a new member at the start of a special meeting last Thursday.

  • Stout resigns seat on Vandalia Park District Board

    A member of the Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners who took the lead in the recent renovation of the Vandalia Swimming Pool, and then took over as president of the board, resigned last Thursday.
    Brian Stout tendered his resignation at last week’s meeting of the park board.
    “Over the course of my tenure on the Vandalia Park Board it has an absolute pleasure serving the citizens of Vandalia as well as working with the other members of the park board,” Stout said in his resignation letter.

  • Olde Tyme Christmas
  • Calendar

    Thursday, November 15

    ✔ This Thursday is the deadline to submit applications for Fayette County Caring & Sharing Christmas baskets. Applications can be dropped off at County Market, CEFS and Fayette County Health Department in Vandalia; First National Bank, St. Joseph's Food Pantry and Ramsey Elementary School in Ramsey; Brownstown Elementary School and Victory Lane in Brownstown; St. Elmo City Hall and St. Elmo Foods in St. Elmo; and St. Peter Post Office and Dollar General in Farina.

  • Tuesday Voter
  • KC, Greenville renew 2-2 agreement

    Kaskaskia College and Greenville University have partnered together to offer several programs for students to seamlessly transition from their associate’s degree to their bachelor’s degree.
    Students receive their associate’s degree plus additional credit at KC, then transfer to Greenville University to complete their bachelor’s degree.
    Students can transfer up to 87 credits to receive their degree online in the following majors: business management, criminal justice and organizational leadership.

  • Dustin Murray appointed to school board seat

    During a special meeting last Wednesday, the Vandalia Board of Education selected Dustin Murray to fill an open seat on the board.
    Murray was one of seven candidates for the seat that was vacated when Chris Palmer resigned after 14 years on the board.
    Palmer was president at the time of his resignation, and Vice President Matt Hall was moved to the president position. Last month, the board chose Connie Goldsmith as its new vice president.
    Murray will join the board during a special meeting at 6 p.m. this Thursday in the administration center.