Today's News

  • Vandalia City Council approves new set of TIF guidelines

    • All will be reviewed by TIF Administrator to ensure all information is provided.
    Application is also reviewed by Building Official to ensure permits that may be required and/or variances.  This process could take up to 45 days.
    Will also include a site visit by TIF Administrator and Building Official prior to bringing to city council.
    Building Official will provide a report as to required permits and his opinion of project for committee to review.

  • Fayette County vote totals


  • Pink Out at BES

    The principal of Brownstown Elementary School is thankful for the support of so many people, most of all a good friend.

  • Olde Tyme Christmas

    Vandalia’s unofficial kickoff to the holiday season is this Friday night and Saturday.
    Olde Tyme Christmas in Vandalia is from 3-9 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday
    As is tradition, the Friday schedule is highlighted by the lighting of the city Christmas tree at Seventh and Gallatin streets at 5 p.m., followed by the Vandalia Rotary Club’s Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m.
    • Lighting of city Christmas tree at Seventh and Gallatin streets, 5 p.m.
    • Vandalia Rotary Club Christmas Parade, 5:30 p.m.

  • Casting Their Ballots
  • Sales tax hike soundly defeated

    Vandalia voters overwhelmingly rejected a request from the city for a one-quarter percent tax increase.
    The city’s sales tax referendum failed in all 10 precincts in being rejected, 927-538.
    • Sharon – 0 yes, 2 no.
    • Vandalia 2 – 85 yes, 94 no.
    • Vandalia 3 – 34 yes, 64 no.
    • Vandalia 4 – 59 yes, 102 no.
    • Vandalia 5 – 49 yes, 112 no.
    • Vandalia 6 – 142 yes, 176 no.
    • Vandalia 7 – 127 yes, 178 no.

  • Tuesday a big day for GOP's in Fayette

    Tuesday was a big day for Republicans in Fayette County.

  • Lions' Halloween Parade winners

    Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade Winners

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Codey B. Morris, 32, 720 W. Randolph St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 29 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    • Travis L. Denton, 37, 1330 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 29 for failure to appear in court and on a charge of cannabis possession. Bond was $4,000.
    • Roger W. Eller II, 29, 407 N. Eighth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 28 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and illegal transportation of alcohol. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, November 1

    ✔ Applications are now available for Christmas baskets from Fayette County Caring & Sharing; they must be turned in by Nov. 15. Applications are available at County Market, CEFS and Fayette County Health Department in Vandalia; First National Bank, St. Joseph's Food Pantry and Ramsey Grade School in Ramsey; Brownstown Elementary School and Victory Lane in Brownstown; St. Elmo City Hall and St. Elmo Foods; and St. Peter Post Office and Dollar General in Farina.