Today's News

  • 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.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photos: These "four good ol' tater-eatin country boys" grew up in Hagarstown.

  • Augsburg church's 100th anniversary

    This Sunday, Immanuel Lutheran Church at Augsburg, rural Shobonier, will echo in song and praise to God, who has sustained the congregation for the past 143 years.

  • Take advantage of the county fair

    The hot, steamy weather is here in full force – that can only mean that it's time for the Fayette County Fair.
    The 2018 4-H show begins on Saturday morning with the horse and pony show, then the fair kicks off on Sunday at 3 p.m. with a demolition derby.
    The grandstand activities include the Miss Fayette and Little Miss pageants on Monday evening and the Jr. Miss and Future Miss pageants on Tuesday evening.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Paula D. Miller-Stanley, 51, 203 W. Madison St., Vandalia, was arrested on July 9 on a charge of criminal damage to real property. Bond was $1,200.
    • Abed E. Said, 24, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was arrested on July 9 on a charge of aggravated stalking. He was being held for Florida authorities.
    • Jamey M. Rhodes, 21, 208 E. Main St., Brownstown, was arrested on July 9 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $3,500.
    • Alvin Jones, 39, Chicago, was arrested on July 9 for an alleged probation violation. No bond information was listed.