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Today's News

  • Some SB helmets made in this area

    State Rep. Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) announced last week that 27 players on the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots teams wore protective helmets made in Salem.
    This year’s game was played in Atlanta, Ga., and seen around the world in places from Canada and New Zealand to the United Kingdom and Thailand.

  • Lincoln's Birthday program Saturday at Statehouse

    The Vandalia Statehouse will hold its annual Lincoln’s Birthday celebration this Saturday afternoon.
    The program, which begins at 1 p.m., will kick off with a presentation by John Cavaletto, retired state representative.
    It followed by mistress of ceremonies Linda Hanabarger leading the singing of songs, including “Illinois” and “Old Abe Lincoln Came Out of the Wilderness.”
    Bond County historian Kevin Kaegy will talk about Lincoln’s time in the Black Hawk War.
    After the program, cake and punch will be served.

  • Council handles business in 7 minutes

    It took the Vandalia City Council only seven minutes on Monday to take care of its business.
    The only action taken at the meeting was the acceptance of Milano and Grunloh Engineers of Effingham as the project engineering consultant for the proposed water plant construction.
    Milano and Grunloh was one of four engineering firms to receive a questionnaire from the city, and of the others, the city did not receive a response from HMG Engineers and the packet mailed to Hurst-Roche Engineers was “returned undeliverable.”

  • 12-year sentence in drug case

    A Los Angeles man who was arrested during a traffic stop in June for allegedly bringing close to 1,000 grams of heroin into Fayette County on Tuesday was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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  • County feels coroner status change to FT not possible

    A proposal to change the status of the Fayette County coroner from part-time to full-time appears to have been killed during a committee meeting on Tuesday night.
    County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder told county board members at a meeting of the finance committee that Assistant State’s Attorney Brenda Mathis had presented a resolution on such a change to be considered by that committee.

  • VCHS selling shirts to support family

    Vandalia Community High School is accepting orders for Izzy Strong T-shirts to support the family of student Isaac Isringhausen.
    All proceeds will go to the family of Jeff Isringhausen, who is battling cancer.
    Orders for T-shirts, ranging in size from youth small to adult XXL large, will be taken in the VCHS office until Thursday at 2 p.m.
    The shirts will be printed with VANDALS on the front and IZZY STRONG on the back.
    The cost is $15 per shirt, and orders must be paid at the time of the order.

  • KC offering late-starting classes

    Kaskaskia College will offer a group of late-starting classes for the spring 2019 Semester at the KC Main Campus, education Centers and online.
    These classes are designed with the student’s busy schedule in mind and are held so the student can stay on track toward meeting their educational goals.
    All courses will begin the week of March 18.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Devin J. Duckworth, 27, 819 N. Main St., St. Elmo, was arrested on Feb. 3 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500, and he was released at the order of a judge.
    • Cynthia C. Elliott, 51, 1008 W. Johnson St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 2 on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. No bond information was listed.
    • Taylor R. Richards, 25, 104 E. Division St., Brownstown, was arrested on Feb. 1 for an alleged probation violation. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Friday, February 8

    ✔ There is no 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.
    ✔ The Vandalia Community High School band is holding a spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. in the VCHS cafeteria. Spaghetti and sides are being provided by Joe's Pizza. Tickets are $10 and are available from band members and at the door.
    ✔ The second annual Vandalia Alumni and Friends Pep Band Night is when the Vandals play Greenville in boys basketball.