Today's News

  • Remembering 9/11
  • Filling jobs, training people

    A group of local school officials, business and industry people, and agency representatives met last week to discuss not creating new jobs, but filling the job vacancies that exist.
    About 50 people were on hand for the first meeting of the work force development arm of the recently established Vandalia ONE initiative.
    “This is the first step of many in a joint venture with Vandalia ONE,” Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Garrison said.

  • Former local priest accused of misappropriation of funds

    A Catholic priest who formerly served congregations in Vandalia and Ramsey has voluntarily removed himself from the priesthood.
    According to a story in today’s issue of The State Journal-Register and a statement issued by the Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese, Barry J. Harmon is proceeding toward removal from the clergy after allegedly misappropriating funds while serving in Vandalia.
    His voluntary removal is also due to other allegations as reported by the diocese.

  • Positive West Nile test on bird

    A dead bird collected in Fayette County has tested positive for West Nile virus.
    Jodi Smith, director of Environmental Health at the Fayette County Health Department, said that the positive test on a bird is in addition to the two West Nile virus positive mosquito batches detected so far this summer.
    The positive mosquito results demonstrate the continued need for protection from mosquito bites, Smith said.
    Surveillance for West Nile virus includes collecting dead crows, blue jays and other perching birds.

  • County rejects prevailing wage mandate

    Having passed a prevailing wage rate ordinance for the past several years only because they believed that they had to, Fayette County Board members rejected that ordinance on Tuesday after hearing from one of its members.

  • Bicentennial Picnic
  • Calendar

    Thursday, Sept. 13

    ✔ The Association of Christian Truckers, located at the Brownstown exit of Interstate 70 will hold its annual Jamboree for drivers and retired drivers from noon-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and fom 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. It will include music ministry, fellowship and food.
    ✔ Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a meeting of its Homeschool Group from 1-2 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.

  • Lady Vandals second at tournament

    The Lady Vandals went 3-2 to take second place at A Grace Filled Tournament at Raymond over the weekend.

  • Vandalia vs. Greenville stats

    Vandalia 37 Greenville 21
    Total offense: 309 yards
    • Trevor Smalls 20 carries for 107 yards, TD
    • Matthew Wells 11 carries for 39 yards
    • Thomas Ritchey 6 carries for 47 yards, TD
    • Matthew Wells 6 for 14, 116 yards, 2 TD
    • Blake Morrison 2 for 38 yards, TD
    • Garrett Austin 1 for 16 yards, TD
    • Caleb Slater 1 for 28 yards
    • Trevor Smalls 1 for 21 yards
    • Thomas Ritchey 1 for 13 yards 

  • Vandals score early, late to top Comets

    The two Vandals who provided the winning cushion on Friday night both had confidence in their abilities.