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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Antonio L. Boaz, 38, 1331 N. 1331 N. 1300 St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 1 for an alleged probation violation. Bond was $2,500.
    • Scott A. Crain, 49, 1559 E. 1125 Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on May 1 for failure to appear in court and on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $4,000.
    • Reginald B. Williams, 57, Chicago, was arrested on April 30 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and speeding in a construction zone. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 3

    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers in Fayette County are invited.

    Friday, May 4

    ✔ The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon at Peoples State Bank, 200 Mattes Ave.
    ✔ 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.

  • Stout running for senate seat

    A Vandalia resident who has served the city of Vandalia and the local park district has decided that he wants to now serve at a higher level.

  • Woman charged after county deputy injured

    A Springfield woman who allegedly dragged a Fayette County sheriff’s deputy while fleeing from a traffic stop last week is facing multiple charges, including four felonies.

  • Aiding cancer patients

    As someone who has fought breast cancer, Janet Elam knows the importance of having others around for support and assistance.

  • Stephens Wins First at State WYSE
  • Chamber scholarships deadline is Friday

    The Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce has extended its deadline for high school senior and adult education scholarships until this Friday.
    Application forms and required data are to be submitted to the chamber office, 210 S. Fifth St., Second Floor, Vandalia, Ill., 62471, by this Friday.
    Adult Education Scholarship
    Qualifying criteria:
    • Must be a member (in good standing) of the Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, or an employee or spouse/child of a member or employee.
    • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • SCHS Prom Candidates
  • VCHS Prom Candidates
  • Prize-winning video

    A video on radon produced by a group of Vandalia Community High School English students is among the winners in a statewide high school radon video contest.
    Garrett Austin, Bradyn Kaiser, Lanee McNary, Megan Kern, Matthew Hobler, Connor Satterthwaite make up one of five groups in Travis Redden’s English II class having the assignment of creating some type of performance.