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Today's News

  • Friends & Families of FCH holding 5K event on May 12

    Friends & Families of Fayette County Hospital will hold their annual Heart & Sole 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12.
    Registration is from 7-7:45 a.m. and the event begins at 8 a.m. at the Vandalia Shrine Club, East 2000 Ave.
    The entry fee is $25. The signup deadline to guarantee a T-shirt was Saturday, but for those who signup this week, T-shirts will be made and handed out.
    Make checks payable to Friends & Families of Fayette County Hospital.
    For more information, contact Halford at 283-4010.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Keith Roderick Koehler II
    Farina 
    Dessie Martha Dawn Horath
    St. Peter
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    Michael James Dilley
    Effingham
    Jacqueline Nicole Robertson
    Cowden
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    Austin Reed Stokes
    Ramsey
    Rachel Elizabeth Strobel
    Ramsey
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    Steven Lee Weischedel
    Vandalia
    Deborah Lynnette Peters
    Vandalia
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    Brock Joseph Smith

  • Saturday is call-in day for pageants

    The call-in day for Fayette County Fair queen pageants is this Saturday.
    To be a Little Miss contestant, girls must be Fayette County residents and between the ages of 5 and 7 years old by July 16. To enter, call 618-780-0765 on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
    To be a Jr. Miss contestant, girls must be Fayette County residents entering grades 6-8. To enter, call 618-780-0765 on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.

  • Summer Lunches for Kids work begins

    Organizers are gearing up for this year’s edition of Summer Lunches for Kids, which gets under way on June 4.
    As they plan the program for this summer, organizers are seeking volunteers and donors.
    The free lunch program will run from June 4-Aug. 1, from 11-11:30 a.m., on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the following locations:
    • Vandalia – Fayette County Health Department, 416 W. Edwards St.; Rogier Park, gazebo in the circle drive on West Fillmore Street; and new this year, Kelly Park on West Main Street.

  • Shobonier man dies in one-car accident

    A Shobonier man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Saturday evening.
    According to the Illinois State Police, a pickup truck driven by Travis E. Collier, 25, was found on its top in a creek on Boat Dock Road, east of Bond Avenue, one mile west of Patoka in Marion County.
    The state police said that based on a preliminary investigation, they believe that the Collier vehicle was eastbound on Boat Dock Road when it crossed the centerline and went off the roadway to the left onto the north shoulder.

  • 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.