Today's News

  • Olde Tyme Christmas

    Vandalia’s unofficial kickoff to the holiday season is this Friday night and Saturday.
    Olde Tyme Christmas in Vandalia is from 3-9 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday
    As is tradition, the Friday schedule is highlighted by the lighting of the city Christmas tree at Seventh and Gallatin streets at 5 p.m., followed by the Vandalia Rotary Club’s Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m.
    • Lighting of city Christmas tree at Seventh and Gallatin streets, 5 p.m.
    • Vandalia Rotary Club Christmas Parade, 5:30 p.m.

  • Casting Their Ballots
  • Sales tax hike soundly defeated

    Vandalia voters overwhelmingly rejected a request from the city for a one-quarter percent tax increase.
    The city’s sales tax referendum failed in all 10 precincts in being rejected, 927-538.
    • Sharon – 0 yes, 2 no.
    • Vandalia 2 – 85 yes, 94 no.
    • Vandalia 3 – 34 yes, 64 no.
    • Vandalia 4 – 59 yes, 102 no.
    • Vandalia 5 – 49 yes, 112 no.
    • Vandalia 6 – 142 yes, 176 no.
    • Vandalia 7 – 127 yes, 178 no.

  • Tuesday a big day for GOP's in Fayette

    Tuesday was a big day for Republicans in Fayette County.

  • Lions' Halloween Parade winners

    Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade Winners

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Codey B. Morris, 32, 720 W. Randolph St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 29 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    • Travis L. Denton, 37, 1330 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 29 for failure to appear in court and on a charge of cannabis possession. Bond was $4,000.
    • Roger W. Eller II, 29, 407 N. Eighth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 28 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and illegal transportation of alcohol. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, November 1

    ✔ Applications are now available for Christmas baskets from Fayette County Caring & Sharing; they must be turned in by Nov. 15. Applications are available at County Market, CEFS and Fayette County Health Department in Vandalia; First National Bank, St. Joseph's Food Pantry and Ramsey Grade School in Ramsey; Brownstown Elementary School and Victory Lane in Brownstown; St. Elmo City Hall and St. Elmo Foods; and St. Peter Post Office and Dollar General in Farina.

  • KC Phase II still in state budget

    Like his predecessor, the president of Kaskaskia College said that the state has included in its budget funding for the second phase of the KC Vandalia Campus.

  • Halloween in Vandalia
  • Election is Tuesday

    With the general election ballot full of races, including some local contests, Fayette County voters have many reasons to go to the polls.
    And in Vandalia, residents will be deciding on a one-half percent sales tax increase proposed by the city.
    In asking residents to increase the sales tax, Vandalia officials say they would use half of the new revenue toward city infrastructure.
    In addition to maintenance of the existing infrastructure, the money would go toward the construction of a new water treatment plant, estimated to cost more than $20 million.