Today's News

  • Hurley participating in warfare exercise

    By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jackson Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach
    Photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication
    Specialist Gary Ward
    PEARL HARBOR – A 2015 Vandalia Community High School graduate and Vandalia, Illinois, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise known as the Rim of the Pacific.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 2

    ✔ Registration for students in the Patoka School District will be held from noon-6 p.m.

    Friday, August 3

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.
    ✔ The final 20 & Over Night at Vandalia Swimming Pool from 8-10 p.m. Admission is $2 per person.

    Sunday, August 5

  • News Briefs

    Tools for School distribution
    Tools for School, a program that provides free basic supplies to in-need students in Fayette County, pre-K through college.
    The program will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church, 1221 W. Fillmore St. in Vandalia, on the following dates and times: Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 9-10, 9 a.m.7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.

  • Mosquitoes here tested positive for West Nile

    Jodi Smith, director of environmental health for the Fayette County Health Department said late last week,  “Routine mosquito testing has identified the first West Nile virus positive batch of mosquitoes in Fayette County in 2018.
    “These results demonstrate the continued need for people to ensure they are protected from mosquito bites.”
    The mosquito sample was collected in rural Beecher City last Tuesday and tested last Wednesday.

  • State, Federal Authorities at Area Residence
  • Yet another delay in Koontz sentencing

    A sentencing hearing for a Vandalia man arrested on child pornography charges in 2014 has again been delayed.

  • City sales tax hike on ballot

    Vandalia aldermen voted unanimously to put before city voters in November a request to increase the local sales tax by one-half of 1 percent.
    But, before doing so, they agreed to change the way that revenue generated from such an increase would be used.
    The proposal to increase the local sales tax was unveiled during the July 19 council meeting, with a vote to put it on the general election ballot scheduled during the special meeting on Monday.

  • First anniversary of TAILS celebrated

    “Now, people don’t even want a dog unless it goes through the TAILS program. I’m getting puppies today, and people will ask, is it going through the TAILS program.”

  • Augsburg's Tractor Sunday is Aug. 5

    Immanuel Lutheran Church at Augsburg, rural Shobonier, will hold its annual Drive Your Tractor to Church on Sunday, Aug. 5.
    The event is from 8:30 a.m.-noon, and the public is invited to participate.
    Organizers ask that no all-terrain vehicles, such as four-wheelers, be used for the event.

  • Annual Brownstown Alumni Reunion held Saturday

    The 2018 Brownstown Alumni Reunion was held on Saturday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.