Today's News

  • 65 years and counting

    As an ag student at Vandalia High School who was a member of the local chapter of Future Farmers of America, Herb Woolsey planned to continue working on the family farm.

    Instead, more than six decades later he continues to head up a successful family-focused business that serves area farmers and is known nationwide as a leader in his field.
    And, along with that success in business, Woolsey has more than three decades of service in the military.

  • It's not just salaries

    A week after hearing how much the state’s new minimum wage rate law will add to the salaries of the county’s hourly employees over the next five years, the Fayette County Board heard about other financial impacts of the new law.
    Last Tuesday, Dustin Harmon of Bellwether, the county’s administrative consultant, said that the consultant is projecting that the new law will add about $120,000 for salaries in the next five years.
     “It’s more than just what it’s going to mean to the hourly workers,” Harmon said.

  • Driver in fatal crash OKs prison term

    A Missouri man who was charged with causing a fatal accident in June of last year could serve up to seven years in prison.

  • County again rejects prevailing wage law

    After voting to re-open and withdraw a motion made last November on an ordinance for the county’s compliance with the Prevailing Wage Rate Act, the Fayette County Board voted as it did last September – to reject the ordinance.
    In a 13-1 vote along party lines, the board voted for the second time in seven months to not go along with that act.

  • Bicentennial board set celebration schedule

    The Bicentennial Board of Directors, which was formed in August 2017 by the Vandalia City Council, has released its schedule of events for the city’s 200th birthday celebration, scheduled for June 13-16.

  • Adult reading program signup at Evans Library

    Registration for an adult reading program at Evans Public Library is under way and runs through April 20.
    The program is open to adults ages 18 and over, and books must be checked out from Evans Public Library.
    For each book read, an adult will fill out a paper with his or her name and phone number. Those will be included in a drawing for prizes at the end of the program.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 14

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The United Methodist Men at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia will hold their annual pancake and sausage supper from 4:30-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at the church, 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia. Free-will donations will be accepted. The proceeds will support the Methodist Men projects.

  • Wells at State 3-Point Showdown
  • BSE suffers extra-inning loss in opener

    Shelbyville scored a run in the first extra inning to edge Brownstown/St. Elmo, 13-12, in the Bombers’ season opener on Tuesday.
    Shelbyville scored a run in each of the first two innings to lead 2-1, but the Bombers scored three times in the third to hold a short-lived 4-2 lead.
    The Rams scored six runs in the sixth inning to lead 12-4, but Brownstown/St. Elmo put eight runs on the scoreboard in the top of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.

  • Davis, Smalls take first at Marion Invite

    Two members of the Vandals track team took first place on Friday and a member of the girls team medaled on Saturday.