Today's News

  • Mayor talks about pending recreational marijuana law

    If the state approves the use of recreational marijuana in homes, the city of Vandalia will have no choice but to abide by that new law.

  • Heroin is here

    After watching a documentary about the heroin problem in another county last Thursday night, a sizeable crowd learned that there is also a problem with that drug, and other drugs, in Fayette County.

  • CEO on display

    Nine high school students who are the first members of an entrepreneurial class in Fayette County were not working for a grade.

  • Fayette County HCE holds Get Acquainted Day

    The Fayette County Home and Community Education organization held its annual Get-Acquainted Day fundraiser on April 11 at the Golden Years building in Brownstown.

    The event includes a potluck brunch, announcements of coming events and presentations of various certificates of achievement by the club and individuals, awarded by the IAHCE   officers.

  • Volunteers, vendors sought for Bicentennial

    The city of Vandalia is less than two months away from celebrating its 200th Bicentennial Celebration, with events scheduled for June 13-16.
    Plans have been finalized for the celebration and the Bicentennial Board is now seeking volunteers from the community to help during the celebration.
    There is a need for approximately 120 volunteers of all ages.  Needs range from helping at the General Store all the way to heavy lifting.

  • Acrylic art painting class Saturday

    An acrylic art painting class is being held this Saturday in Vandalia.
    The class will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St.
    The cost is $25, and the class teacher, Jan Mason, is encouraging pre-registration, to ensure that she has enough materials for those in the class.
    To register, call Mason at 283-2495.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 2

    ✔ The Vandalia Unit Teachers' Association, Vandalia School District, Regional Office of Education No. 3 and Illinois Education Association-Region 5 are hosting a free showing of the documentary, "The Heroin Project," at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym. "The Heroin Project" is a 50-minute documentary produced by Ashley Seering and Cory Byers to shed light on the heroin epidemic right here in our own backyard.  Following the film there will be a Q & A session with city and county law enforcement and health officials.

  • City Recognizes Clark
  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jeremy W. Buie, 31, 415 W. Cumberland Road, St. Elmo, was arrested on April 30 for contempt of court. Bond was $300 cash.
    • Nichole M. Smith, 34, 307 N. Chestnut, St. Elmo, was arrested on April 29 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Courtney R. Sellers, 25, Neoga, was arrested on April 29 on a charge of methamphetamine possession. Bond was $30,000.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in April in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    John Eugene Etcheson Jr.
    Catherine Rae Kinkead

    John Paul Miller
    Sarah Michelle Swain

    Triston Charles Dewayne Mesnard
    Mary Ann Louise Yocum

    Kenneth Wayne Hubler
    Wanda Jean Morefield

    Justin Thomas Miller