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Today's News

  • Calendar

    Friday, January 11

    ✔ Bingo is held at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Sunday, January 13

    ✔ St. Peter's Lutheran Church in St. Peter will hold the first of six celebrations for its 150th anniversary. The public is invited to join in the celebration in the school gym, which includes a catered meal and program starting at noon.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jemien M. Vilaysack, 32, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested on Jan. 7 for failure to appear in court, for an alleged parole violation and on charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. No bond information was listed.
    • Delta D. Frailey, 46, 1120 W. Tower St., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 7 on charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. No bond information was listed.
    • Larenda R. Cox, 43, 256 E. 1550 Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 7 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.

  • Hagy, Myers are Abe winners

    The Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce announced on Tuesday that its 2019 Abe Award winners are John Hagy and Ernie Myers.
    Hagy is currently the second vice president of the Vandalia Historical Society. He often volunteers at the Vandalia Statehouse, as well as helps prepare for many of the fundraising events held to help aid the cost of projects, such as the window restoration going on at the Vandalia Statehouse.

  • New City Officer
  • County's health insurance changes

    After “a good run” with its current health insurance provider, the Fayette County Board chose on Tuesday to switch providers in order to avoid a large rate increase.
    And, for the first time, county employees are being required to contribute to their premiums.

  • TIF OK'd for law firm branch

    A Collinsville attorney and Vandalia native who plans to renovate an historic downtown building for use as a branch office on Monday was awarded a Tax Increment Financing grant for the first phase of his project.

  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club
  • Lady Bombers win Dieterich Tourney

    Olivia Campbell and Claire Wilhour combined for 33 points as Brownstown/St. Elmo defeated Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City to win the Dieterich Holiday Tournament.

  • Shelbyville squeaks by Vandals for VHT title

    A basket and free throw with 33 seconds left provided the winning margin as Shelbyville edged Vandalia for the championship of the 47th annual First National Bank Vandalia Holiday tournament.

  • Wrestlers third at Abe's Rumble

    Vandalia’s wrestlers came back from a premier mid-season tournament with 55 teams over the weekend with eight wins and a new record-holder for career wins.
    The Vandals recorded eight wins at Abe’s Rumble in Springfield, and the only loss for Vandalia, which is ranked No. 7 in Class 1A by Illinois Matmen, came to a team ranked No. 4 in Class 2A.
    On Friday, Tanner Swain became the VCHS wrestler with the most career wins, with his 156th win lifting past Jo-E Smith and Chaston Womack.