Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Andrea J. Nelson, 56, Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested on April 8 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.
    • Michael K. Dyce, 34, RR 2, Vandalia, was arrested on May 7 on charges of possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a peace officer. Bond was $1,000.

  • Women's Wellness Seminar

    The Fayette County Health Department hosted a Women's Wellness Seminar last Thursday.

    The event featured a number of vendors, as well as free testing provided by Fayette County Hospital. In the first photo, Beth Hall of FCH leads Pam Gurtner through some tests. The highlight of the day was information on hormones presented by nationally acclaimed speaker Barb Bancroft, second photo.

  • Soroptimists planning second Vandalia Idol

    Who are the members of Soroptimist International of Vandalia? They are part of an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.

  • Emerick enters race for Fayette County circuit clerk

    Less than two weeks after a general election race for Fayette County state’s attorney was established, competition for a second county officer post was set.

  • Vandalia's proposed burning ordinance

    9.12.060 Burning within the city limits
    A. No person shall, within the city limits, burn any material in open air or inside a stove or other enclosed apparatus kept outside a building and designed to contain burning material.
    B. Exemptions:
    Leaves, tree trimmings, branches, stumps, weeds, grass or yard trimmings for the express purpose of being burned to generate heat may be burned.
    C. Burning shall not be done:
    1-On streets, alleys or public right of ways.

  • Committees OKs proposed burning ordinance

    Vandalia’s director of public works last week agreed, on a trial basis, to have his department take care of what he perceives to be the most-significant leaf disposal issue.
    And, in doing so, John Moyer told city officials that he feels the city can continue to allow city residents to burn leaves.
    A meeting on possible revisions to the city’s burn ordinance last Thursday was called to address some residents’ complaints about leaf-burning. Also to be considered were any possible revisions related to fire pits and other types of burning.

  • City getting leads for Graham plant

    A week after city officials learned that a local plant would be shut down this summer, Vandalia’s mayor said strong emphasis is being placed on finding a new occupant for that space.
    Rick Gottman said at Monday’s city council meeting that he and a team of local individuals began meeting last week after Graham Packaging announced that it is closing its Vandalia plant.

  • Vandalia baseball, softball games canceled

    The Vandalia baseball and softball games scheduled for Monday have been canceled.

  • Lady Vandals now to play in Vandalia

    The softball game between Vandalia and Marquette Catholic will now be played in Vandalia due to wet grounds in Alton.

  • Vandalia, St. Elmo baseball games canceled

    The Vandalia baseball game at Litchfield has been canceled due to a school activity scheduling conflict at Litchfield. It will be made up on May 8 at 4:30 p.m. (varsity only). In addition, St. Elmo at North Clay has been canceled for Friday.