Today's News

  • Small Business Saturday

    A free breakfast will kick off Small Business Saturday in Vandalia this weekend.

  • Plea nets 12 years for drug offense

    A Nevada man accepted a prison sentence of 12 years last Wednesday  upon pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance.
    Judge Kim Koester accepted the plea agreement for Emigdio Penuelas-Medina, who pleaded guilty to possession of more than 200 grams of a substance containing fentanyl, a synthetic opioid.

  • Water discussions continue

    Now that Vandalia residents have voted down a proposed sales tax increase that would have helped fund a new water plant, the question is, how will the city come up with those funds.
    When Alderman Joel Rebbe posed that question at Monday’s city council meeting, Alderman Dorothy Crawford said, “Water bill and property taxes.
    “We don’t have a choice anymore,” Crawford said.
    Rebbe asked that question during a lengthy discussion on the amount of water processed by the city and the amount billed.

  • Santa Paws
  • Window Display Contest
  • Golden Circle Menus

    The Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses.
    There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit. Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily.
    The suggested donation is $3 for meals.

  • Murray joins school board

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

  • 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.

  • 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