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Today's News

  • Banks of the Okaw

    There is no photo this week.
    Last week's photo: Ray, Steve and Jim Sapp.
    Identifying them were: Sherry Dunahee, Kevin and Rita Guthrie Don Haslett, Penny Richards, Samantha Hawk and Brad Ledbetter.
    This week’s Scrambler: eicepnerxe si eht aemn yreoevne eisvg ot sih aisemskt.
     Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week's Scrambler: Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than being able to decide.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Early settlers in Fayette County

    Fayette County was a veritable wilderness when white man first entered her dense forests and bewildering prairies.

  • Opposed to tax hike? Tell your aldermen

    At its meeting last week, Vandalia's aldermen were presented with a proposal to put on the November general election a public vote for an increase of one-half of one percent in the local sales tax.
    The city is seeking the increase to cover its share of contributions to the police pension fund, saying that in the current year, $50,000 was pulled from the general fund to meet that obligation.

  • Sales tax vote Monday

    Two items are on the agenda for a special meeting of the Vandalia City Council on Monday night, one of them being a proposal to put before city residents an increase in the local sales tax.
    The council will first hold, at 7 p.m., a public hearing on the city’s appropriate ordinance for the coming fiscal year. That ordinance is essentially the city’s spending plan for the fiscal year.
    Then, at 7:30 p.m., the council will meet in special session to vote on the appropriations ordinance.

  • Celebrating 100 years of their church home

    If the members of the Immanuel Lutheran congregation had forgotten or began to take for granted how special their church family is, they had a couple of people who have been part of the Augsburg church remind them of that.

  • On a mission ... to help others

    “God sent them to my house. It’s so wonderful what they have done.”

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Franklin D. Huddlestun, 29, 212 Bolt Ave., Herrick, was arrested on July 23 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Steven R. Ward, 27, 326 W. Ninth St., Ramsey, was arrested on July 23 on charges of aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery. Bond was $7,500.
    • Heather L. Luttrell, 49, 3254 US 51, Ramsey, was arrested on July 23 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Bond was $7,500.
    • Dennis W. Miley, 47, 2112 N. 2150, St. Elmo, was arrested on July 21 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 26

    ✔ Vandalia Christian Academy, located in the 200 block of South Sixth Street in Vandalia, is holding an open house from 6-7 p.m.

    Friday, July 27

    ✔ Evans Public Library in Vandalia is holding a Fantastic Friday at 4 p.m. Children up to age 10 are invited to listen to stories and create rainbow transfer art. Registration is required; to register, call the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ 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.

  • Carson's Lemonade Raid is this Saturday at County Market

    The son of a Vandalia native and grandson of Vandalia residents who has donated close to $100,000 to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is holding his annual fundraiser in Vandalia this Saturday.
    Carson’s Lemonade Raid will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at County Market on Veterans Avenue in Vandalia.
    Carson LaDage is the son of Vandalia native Todd LaDage and his wife Darla, and the grandson of Bill and Sharon LaDage of Vandalia.