Today's News

  • National Drug Take Back Day is next Saturday

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 28, and the Vandalia Police Department will be distributing flyers reminding residents that old prescription drugs can be dropped off at the police station.
    A locked, slotted box in the station lobby is available for drop-off; drugs can be put in, but not taken out.
    Anyone unable to drop off drugs can call the National Road Interpretive Center in Vandalia, 283-9380, for pickup by a Vandalia Woman’s Club member between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. next Saturday.

  • City, Grubaugh at odds over downtown wall

    Two weeks after some

    Vandalia aldermen said they

    wanted to look at alternatives

    to Dennis Grubaugh’s $220,000

    plan to address the exterior wall

    on one of his buildings, they

    presented such an alternative.

    But Grubaugh said he doesn’t

    like it.

  • Coroner's Report

    For 13 weeks, April 1
    • Medico-legal death investigations: 15 total –12 deaths from natural processes and three from accidents. No homicides, suicides or cases with undetermined manners of death
    • Autopsies: Five performed, with toxicology samples tested (three were not Fayette County residents).

  • Vandalia Lions' Easter Egg Hunt
  • We Apologize

    The low bidder for the demolition of houses at 308 and 312 N. Fifth St. in Vandalia was incorrectly listed in last week's issue.
    Smith Backhoe Service had the low bid of $9,000.
    We apologize for the error.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Michelle J. Mathis, 47, 640 S. Fifth St., Vandalia, was arrested on April 9 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $13,000.
    • Jennifer A. Manley, 40, 829 S. Poplar St., Vandalia, was arrested on April 9 on a charge of criminal trespass to a residence. Bond was $10,000.
    • Robert K. Buckner, 41, Florissant, Mo., was arrested on April 9 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,000.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 12

    ✔ The Fayette County Cancer Fund will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. in the conference room at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

    Friday, April 13

    ✔ 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.

    Saturday, April 14

  • Foutch returns for second Lenten Luncheon

    Last year, during the Lenten Luncheons in Vandalia, Lora Foutch spoke at the United Methodist Church, sharing a message that was sincere and from her heart.

  • Ramsey Lions' Community Sale
  • Y's Frazier gives input in Washington trip

    During a recent trip to the nation’s capital, the executive director of the Family YMCA of Fayette County had the opportunity to give input on issues that are important to the YMCA organization at all levels.