Today's News

  • Lady Vandals post regional win

    Vandalia advanced to the second round of the Class 2A girls basketball regional at Greenville on Monday by breezing past Staunton, 60-30.

  • The Streak Continues

    Despite having three spots in their lineup open, Vandalia’s wrestlers kept the Vandals’ regional title streak alive on Saturday.

  • Vandalia Memories

    This photo, posted on the Vandalia Memories Faecebook page by Paul Stroble, shows the Ford Bathing Pool, located off of Main Street near the Ford Roofing Plant (now Vandalia Warehouse).

  • Many of Lincoln's first were right here

    This past Sunday afternoon Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, co-sponsored by the Vandalia Historical Society and Friends of the Vandalia Statehouse, was celebrated at the Vandalia Statehouse.

  • Promoting our positives

    As he took the reins of chamber president late last month, Todd Stapleton expressed a desire to lead that organization’s efforts to be involved in economic development.
    And, in doing so, Stapleton said, “We need to focus on what we are and what we do have, and quit focusing on the negatives.
    “Sometimes we focus on what we don’t have, what we’re lacking. When you’re positive, you’re working together with what you have, and I think that brings out a positive side for anybody who comes through our community.”

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1990 – Lincoln’s life in Vandalia was remembered during a Lincoln’s Birthday program sponsored by the Vandalia Historical Society.
    The Vandalia Optimist Club donated $2,584.06 to the VCHS Lettermen’s Club, the amount representing half of the proceeds made by the club when it hosted the University of Illinois basketball scrimmage.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s photo: This young lady graduated from high school in 1970, and now works to help our county run better. She's also a great neighbor, too.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Michael Andrew Barr
    Rochelle Amber Bone
    David Vernon Leigh
    Shelby Rae Pryor

    David Alan Worman
    St. Elmo
    Marina Jo Tate
    Patrick Wayne Devall
    Heather Rose Spirito
    Joseph Allen Marley

  • News Briefs

    National Road birthday party Thursday

    The National Road Association of Illinois Interpretive Center in Vandalia will celebrate its sixth anniversary from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday.
    The celebration will include an address by Linda Hanabarger on the history of the National Road and Vandalia at 11 a.m. and a talk by Kathy Schultz on the Vandalia Memories Facebook page at 3 p.m.

    KC to hold charcoal drawing class

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • John D. Shelton, 32, RR 1, Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 9 for failure to appear in Clay County court. Bond was $5,000.
    • Michael A. Bubb, 63, RR 2, St. Elmo, was arrested on Feb. 9 on a charge of possession of cannabis. No bond information was listed.
    • Randall L. Buie, 50, 306 E. Cumberland Road, St. Elmo, was arrested on Jan. 9 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,200.
    • Keith R. Myles, 21, Glen Carbon, was arrested on Feb. 8 on a charge of possession of cannabis. Bond was $1,500.