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Today's News

  • Wrestlers pick up two more wins on Tuesday
  • BSE tops Okaw Valley Tuesday

    Claire Wilhour scored 27 points at Brownstown/St. Elmo defeated Okaw Valley, 62-40, in a road contest on Tuesday.

  • CORL tops Vandalia Tuesday

    The Lady Vandals fell behind early and never caught up in a 63-40 loss to Christ Our Rock Lutheran on Tuesday.

  • Vandals top Aces to go 2-0 in Mohawk Classic

    Blake Morrison scored 16 of his team-high 30 points as Vandalia jumped out to a big fourth-quarter lead, then held on to defeat Mulberry Grove, 62-56, in an offsite game of the Morrisonville Mohawk Classic at Vandalia.

  • Wrestlers take fifth at Princeton

    Tanner Swain captured first place and four other Vandals also placed to lead Vandalia to a fifth-place finish at the Princeton Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
    Dixon, ranked No. 4 in Class 1A, won the tournament title with a 170.50 total. Orion, No. 6, in Class 1A, was second with 158 points; Dixon, No. 10 in Class 2A was third with 148; Coal City, No. 4 in 2A, was fourth with 147.50; and Vandalia, up from No. 7 to No. 5 in 1A, was fifth with 140.

  • 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.