Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Reznick's love of art started early

    Lynn Reznick is well known for her lovely paintings, which have been so   admired and popular at various shows and exhibits statewide, not only by the viewers and art lovers, but also by her peers.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • James G. Rogers, 51, 101 E. 11th St., St. Elmo, was arrested on Nov. 5 on a charge of aggravated domestic battery. No bond information was listed.
    • Bo J. Belcher, 24, 623 E. 1800 Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 5 on a charge of domestic battery. No bond information was listed.
    • Ashley R. Lape, 33, 1331 W. St. Clair St., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 5 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $7,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, November 8

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Those 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 fish fry from 4:30-7 p.m. at the church. Donations will be accepted. The proceeds go to the organization's Coats and Shoes Program for Fayette County.

    Friday, November 9

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