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Today's News

  • Vandals defeat Lincolnwood, Crab Orchard

    Four Vandals scored in double figures, led by Mitchell Casey with 19, as Vandalia defeated Lincolnwood last Wednesday, 76-59, at the Morrisonville Mohawk Classic.
    Matthew Wells had 18, Blake Morrison had 13 and Garrett Austin had 12 for the Vandals, who were to wrap up play in the Mohawk Classic on Wednesday against Edinburg.
    Vandalia – Morrison 6 1-2 13; Barth 4 0-0 8; Wells 8 0-0 18; Austin 6 0-0 12; Casey 6 3-3 19; Beall 1 0-0 2; Tarkington 1 0-0 2; Goldsmith 1 0-0 2; Lach 0 0-2.

  • Wrestlers breeze by two more opponents
  • VCHS Band

    VCHS band to hold spaghetti dinner

    The Vandalia Community High School band will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, in the VCHS cafeteria.
    Spaghetti and sides will be provided by Joe’s Pizza in Vandalia.
    Tickets will be sold through this Friday. Tickets, $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 10 and under, are available from VCHS band students. All tickets are the door on Feb. 8 will be $10.

    Second annual Alumni Band is Feb. 8

  • Sheriff's Office

    he Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has submitted the following report for 2018:
    • 911 hangups-210
    • Abandoned vehicles-37
    • Abdominal pain-1
    • Property damage accidents-391
    • Personal injury accidents-67
    • Alarms-167
    • Animal problems-163
    • Assault or battery-30
    • Assisting other agencies-833
    • Attempt to locate-9
    • Bleeding/laceration-3
    • Breathing problems-10
    • Fractures-2

  • Vandalia Police

    The Vandalia Police Department reported the following totals for 2018:
    • Accidents-278
    • Alarms-230
    • Battery-65
    • Burglary-56
    • Child custody disputes-53
    • Citizen assists-460
    • Deceptive practices-83
    • Disorderly conduct-240
    • Disturbances-113
    • Domestic disputes-216
    • DUI’s-30
    • Follow-up investigations-230
    • Keys locked in vehicles-330
    • Motorist assists-126
    • Property damage-80

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Wesley T. Langston, 33, homeless, Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 20 on a charge of criminal trespass to real property. Bond was $1,500.
    • Luis A. Rodriguez, 36, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested on Jan. 20 on a charge of driving without a valid license. Bond was $1,500.
    • Rob R. French, 51, Altamont, was arrested on Jan. 17 on charges of retail theft and theft more than $500. Bond was $8,000.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, January 24

    ✔ The Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual banquet at the Vandalia Country and Golf Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome and dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation of Abe Awards to John Hagy and Ernie Myers. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the chamber office, on the second floor of First National Bank's main brach at Fifth and Gallatin streets, or WPMB/WKRV.

    Friday, January 25

  • Community photo planned for city's 200th birthday

    A third community photo in downtown Vandalia is being planned, this one to be a part of the city’s 200th birthday celebration.

  • Plans for city's 200th birthday announced

    The celebration for Vandalia’s 200th birthday this summer will include concerts, a carnival, a parade, a cemetery walk and a Civil War re-enactment.

  • 'Rock Around the Clock'

    The First United Methodist Church’s Family Living Center is being turned into a 1950s diner for an event held by the first group of Fayette County students going through a national entrepreneurship education program.