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Today's News

  • 65 years and counting

    As an ag student at Vandalia High School who was a member of the local chapter of Future Farmers of America, Herb Woolsey planned to continue working on the family farm.

    Instead, more than six decades later he continues to head up a successful family-focused business that serves area farmers and is known nationwide as a leader in his field.
    And, along with that success in business, Woolsey has more than three decades of service in the military.

  • Wells Advances to State Showdown
  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club
  • Jr. Wrestlers Headed to State
  • State police are conducting NITE patrols

    Illinois State Police District 12 Commander Capt. Cory Ristvedt announced that the ISP will conduct Nighttime Enforcement patrols in Fayette, Marion, Effingham and Clay counties during March.
    NITE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to impaired driving and occupant restraint violations especially between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jeffrey D. Henrichs, 46, 910 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on March 4 on charges of arson and disorderly conduct. No bond information was listed.
    • John D. Shelton, 36, 205 E. Fourth St., St. Elmo, was arrested on March 4 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • David C. Nance, 35, RR2, Mulberry Grove, was arrested on March 4 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 7

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia invites all local women to its business meeting at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse. Guests are welcome to purchase lunch. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP with Janice Hejl, 322-6538 or janice.hejl@gmail.com.

    Friday, March 8

    ✔ There is bingo at the American Legion Home in Vandalia.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.
    Saturday, March 9

  • Vandalia Hosts Sectional
  • Wilhour seeks input from local residents

    SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) announced last week that the House Appropriations-Capital Committee began meeting last week to hear from various state agencies and advocates regarding their requests to be included in a possible capital bill this session.
    Over the next couple of months, the Ccommittee will be holding several subject matter hearings to learn and understand the current capital needs of the state.

  • Herrick man guilty of predatory sexual assault

    A Herrick man will be sentenced on April 9 on three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault after being found guilty last week in a bench trial in Fayette County Circuit Court.