Today's News

  • Vandalia Police Reports Dec. 1, 2011

    Nov. 22
    • 11:37 a.m. – Police responded to a report of a shopping cart hitting a vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart.
    • 7:15 p.m. – Police received a report of vandalism to a vehicle at 402 W. Jackson St.
    • One warning ticket was issued for speeding and one ticket was issued for disobeying a stop sign.
    Nov. 23
    • 6:14 p.m. – Police received a report of failure to pay for gas at Circle K on Gallatin Street.

  • Girls Jr. Pro Basketball

    Vandalia girls basketball coach Michelle McNary has been running a Jr. Pro program, and the participants will show off their skills between the JV and varsity games on Saturday. The JV game begins at 1 p.m.

  • Helping Kids with Cancer

    Sew Liberty recently hosted a "sew-in," making pillowcases for kids with cancer. Using colorful fabric donated to the cause, volunteers made 22 pillowcases.

    Four women participated in the event, including the owner of Sew Liberty, Jennifer Flowers, and her mother, Kim Pope, from Colorado Springs. Also participating were Viola Blankenship and Nancy Shipman. The pillowcases will be given to hospitals for children who are fighting cancer.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Dec. 1, 2011

    • Jarod S. Parker, 23, 300 E. Monroe St., Farina, turned himself in on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $4,000.
    • Susan E. Eades, 50, Bloomington, turned herself in on a warrant for failure to appear in Piatt County court. Bond was $3,000.
    • Sherri M. Connor, 42, 319 S. College Ave., Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 27 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $250 cash.

  • Vandalia goes to 2-0 with win at DuQuoin Tourney

    DUQUOIN – Watching the concentration Vandalia players were giving to free throws in the final three minutes of a win against Cairo on Monday, no one would guess the Vandals were leading by 20 points.

    For the first 37 minutes of the game, however, the Vandals had shot just 53.5 percent from the free-throw line, and until that point, they had collectively made less than 60 percent of the season’s attempts.

  • Marriage Licenses Dec. 1, 2011

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:
    Michael Todd Fickes
    Rose Ann Woolsey
    Donny Joe Fickes
    Katrina Marie Tate
    Joshua Alan Hunt
    Amanda Fay Ward
    Donald Ray Roberts
    Courtney Kay Swick
    Scott Michael Hull
    Jacky Renee Snider

  • Calendar-Dec. 1, 2011

    Thursday, December 1

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, December 3

    ✔ St. Elmo's Holiday Celebration will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Lady Vandals open season with two road wins at South Central and Marquette

    The Lady Vandals opened the season with a pair of road wins, getting by both South Central and Marquette Catholic in the past 10 days.

    "We're doing about what I expected to do," said coach Michelle McNary. "Overall, I'm pleased, and I'm excited about Saturday to see what we can do against Piasa."

  • Kaitlyn Kramer works with students in Africa

    Kaitlyn Kramer graduated from Brownstown High School with the class of 2007. During her senior year, she worked for a while with special education students in a classroom, and decided she wanted to continue in that field.

  • Vandalia wrestlers win first dual meet

    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    at Belleville West
    Vandalia 38
    Belleville 37
    •106 – Ryne Lipsey lost by fall at 0:25
    •113 – Belleville won by forfeit
    •120 – Belleville won by forfeit
    •126 – Tyler Dagen won by fall at 3:00
    •132 – Ben Davis lost by fall at 3:40
    •138 – C.J. Runkel won by fall at 1:59
    •145 – Dalton Blankenship won by fall at 1:40
    •152 – Blake Cripe lost, 11-0
    •160 – Daniel Edwards won, 11-9