Today's News

  • Birthday

    Charlene Logue
    Charlene Logue will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at the St. Elmo Park Centennial Building.
    The family requests no gifts.
    Cards may be sent to her at: 2551 N. 2175 St., Beecher City, Ill. 62414.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • William E. Thacker, 37, homeless, Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 25 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Rodney D. Tedrick, 49, 929 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 25 for failure to appear in court. No bond information was listed.
    • Chyenne N. Serepin, 21, 1002 W. Sixth St., Ramsey, was arrested on Feb. 25 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,500.
    • Bonnie R. Felmlee, 35, 1502 N. Eighth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 25 for contempt of court. Bond was $5,000.

  • Marriage Licenses

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

    Erik Wayne Ladner
    Crystal Gail Mann

    Dakota Paul Carter
    Brianna Renee Rexroad

    Zachary Keith Nalley
    Stacie Lee Webb

    Zachary Lane Etcheson
    Megan Elizabeth Thierry

    Joe Allen Radcliff
    Regina Lynn Burks

  • Pritzker wants graduated tax structure

    By Peter Hancock, Jerry Nowicki and Rebecca Anzel
    Capitol News Illinois
    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker made clear Wednesday that he believes solving the state’s long-term financial problems will require a new, graduated income tax structure that imposes higher taxes on upper-income Illinoisans.
    But that would require a constitutional amendment, a lengthy process which, even if approved, would not make any new money available to the state until the 2021-2022 budget year.

  • Murder trial delayed

    The jury trial for a Mulberry Grove man charged with murder has been out on hold to allow for a psychiatric evaluation of that defendant.

  • Girl Scout Proclamation
  • A Cut Above

    Joshua Nicolaides of Vandalia got the idea of making his own knives after one that he bought from a retail store broke.

  • Eighth-graders are No. 4

    Vandalia’s eighth-grade boys basketball team is No. 4 in the state.

  • Individual State Tournament Results

    • 106 pounds, Jarek Wehrle – Won by fall over Gage Lopez of Auburn, 1:09; lost to Joel Mylin of Aurora Catholic; won by fall over Julian Decker of Wilmington in second round of wrestlebacks, 3:23; won by decision, 7-5, over Jaxson Roberts of Herscher in third round of wrestlebacks; lost by fall to Billy Tay of Ridgview, 0:59, in fourth round of wrestlebacks; lost by decision, 2-1, to Matthew Minick of Belleville Althoff – SIXTH PLACE.

  • All 3 Vandals earn medals at state tournament

    All three Vandalia wrestlers who made it to the IHSA Individual State Wrestling Tournament over the weekend returned home with a medal.