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    Friday, November 30

    ✔ A fish fry to benefit the Vandalia Community High School post-prom will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Vandalia Junior High School. An all-you-can-eat buffet prepared by Country Rhodes includes fish, chicken strips, mini-shrimp, steak fries, potato salad, cole slaw, applesauce and baked beans. The cost is $11 for adults and carry-outs, and $6 for children ages 6 and under.

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  • Wanda Mountain Boys perform in Mulberry Grove on Saturday

    The Wanda Mountain Boys from Herculaneum, Mo., will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at First Church of Christ in Mulberry Grove.
    Noted for smooth harmonies, strong vocals, and powerful lyrics, the Wanda  Mountain Boys have been sharing the gospel music tradition for more than 25  years.
    They recently returned to their roots and added a bass singer, meaning they are once again a full quartet with a unique sound.
    There is no admission fee, but a love offering will be received the night of the concert.

  • Coroner handles two cases

    After completion of an autopsy, the death of a rural Bluff City man last week has been ruled to be a result of a self-inflicted injury.
    Fayette County Coroner Dave Harris, along with officers with Fayette County Sheriff’s Office deputies and state crime scene personnel, was called to the residence of Joseph Bergen, 56, north of Bluff City on Saturday afternoon.
    Upon completion of an autopsy, Harris said, it was determined that Bergen has sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Marriage License

    The following marriage license application was filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Larry Wayne England Jr.
    Hayley Rebekah Heinzmann


  • Pritzker appoints Garrison to education committee

    Vandalia’s superintendent of schools is among the appointees for an education committee formed by the state’s incoming governor.

  • Downtown Holiday Lighting
  • School district lowers tax levy

    When the Vandalia School Board voted to put on the April 2019 ballot a sales tax increase vote, school district officials said that if the measure passed, the district would lower property taxes.
    In fact, they said that to show they were serious about that, they would approve a lower levy even before the April vote.
    Last week, they did just that.
    The board approved a tax levy with an aggregate total of $4,473,757, which is $87,292 lower than the previous levy of $4,561,050.

  • Judge wants Beccue murder trial to go in January

    A jury trial for a St. Peter man charged with two counts of first-degree murder is scheduled to begin in Jan. 14, and the presiding judge told prosecutors and Alexander Beccue’s attorney he would like to see the trial held at that time.
    During a pretrial hearing on Tuesday, Fayette County Resident Circuit Judge Don Sheafor told Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison, Assistant State’s Attorney Brenda Mathis and Ed Deters, Beccue’s attorney, “I would really like it to go in January.”

  • CEFS Economic Opportunity Corp. honors Geiger

    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. recently showcased their 53rd year of accomplishments demonstrating the fact that community action helps people and changes lives.
    During the 2018 annual meeting, recognition was given to individuals who had overcome obstacles in obtaining or maintaining self-sufficiency.
    C.E.F.S. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Bushur said, “This past year our programs and services truly made a real difference in the lives of residents of the community.”