Today's News

  • We Apologize

    It was incorrectly stated in last week’s Public Record section that Paula D. Miller-Stanley of Vandalia had been arrested on a charge of criminal damage to property. She was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass.
    We apologize for the error.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Norlena D. Horn, 45, 315 N. Walnut St., St. Elmo, was arrested on July 17 on a charge of possession of a hypodermic needle. Bond was $1,500.
    • Leonard E. Scholes, 52, Mattoon, was arrested on July 17 on charges of methamphetamine possession and possession of a hypodermic needle. No bond information was listed.
    • Dakota P. Carter, 20, 324 E. Main St., Vandalia, was arrested on July 17 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. No bond information was listed.

  • Recycling checkup

    A Vandalia City Council committee meeting on Monday to receive financial information from the two local entities providing recycling services said it wants more information from one of those entities.
    Aldermen Ken Hubler, chairman of the council’s cemetery and landfill committee, earlier this month set up Monday’s meeting to receive and discuss financials from FAYCO Enterprises and the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation.

  • Old State Burial Ground Improvements
  • Fayette County Queens
  • In Next Week's Issue:

    • Congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Augsburg celebrates 100th anniversary of their church.

    • Group Workcamps youth repair homes in Fayette County.

    • More photos from the Fayette County Fair, including pageant courts and other award winners.

  • Top Tournament Finishers
  • South Central second in 18U tournament

    The hopes of South Central’s 18U team for an unbeaten season were quashed with a loss in their final game of the summer, the championship game of their postseason tournament.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1998 – Mayor Sandra Leidner presented to the city council a proposed restructuring of the Vandalia Tourism Council.
    Vandalia Community High School senior Marc Sikma signed a letter of intent to play football at McKendree College in Lebanon.
    The Vandalia City Council approved the purchase of three lots in the 300 block of South First Street. Mayor Sandra Leidner said she would like to see that area developed into historical park.