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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Anthony W. Brown, 20, Effingham, was arrested on June 10 on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. No bond information was listed.
    • Tony L. Krueger, 22, 522 N. Superior St., Ramsey, was arrested on June 11 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $7,500.
    • Matthew A. Neumann, 39, 1500 N. Sixth St., Vandalia, was arrested on June 10 on a charge of battery. Bond was $1,500.
    • Nicholas J. Hefley, 36, Hillsboro, was arrested on June 9 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $3,000.

  • Two special exhibits in June at Fayette County Museum

    June events at Artworks Gallery, located on the second floor of the Fayette County Museum in Vandalia are:
    • Fayette County Town & Country Art Show and Professional Art Show – June 16-24, with the opening critique at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
    • Special exhibit – June 16-24, Fayette County Cultural and Arts Association, 1975-85.
    It will feature: nine purchase award winners; four activity display winners; three scrapbooks of programs, clippings and miscellaneous; large poster of 40 snapshots of people and events.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 14

    ✔ The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce is holding a Business After-Hours from 5-7 p.m. at Iya's new location, 422 W. Gallatin St.
    ✔ The Fayette County Cancer Fund will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. in the large conference room at Fayette County Hospital. All interested people are invited to attend.

    Friday, June 15

    ✔ 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.

  • Coroner steps down; Harris appointed

    The Fayette County on Tuesday accepted the resignation of the county coroner and also approved his successor.

  • County OKs solar systems, lease with solar firm

    The Fayette County Board on Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing solar energy systems in the county and then approved an agreement with a company that will install such a system on county-owned land.
    The ordinance states that the county board “has determined that solar installations should be allowed in unincorporated Fayette County,” as allowed by state statutes.
    It states that the ordinance applies to only “commercial-grade solar energy systems and does not apply to single residential homes.”

  • A Capitol Idea

    Late last year, Nathan Miller, the instructor of the construction occupations class at Vandalia Correctional Center, was asked whether his class would be willing to rehabilitate the maquette of the Vandalia Statehouse.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Nothing was usual on Monday – you would have thought Jerry Lewis himself was there, with a cadre of redheads. Wow. It was the comedic genius of Judy Varga and Randy Schukar. inspired by Jesus, that cracked us all up. Let me explain, but you should have been there.

  • Peoples State Bank Donates to Lions
  • FNB distributes Hometown Support checks

    The First National Bank held its annual hometown support breakfast on May 31 in the conference room of the bank’s main office in Vandalia.

  • Farmers Insurance Ribbon-Cutting