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Today's Opinions

  • Two vets going on Honor Flight

    They are not the first nor will they be the last, but on April 3, two local veterans, Gary
    Oldham and Dick Paul will be, as far as I known, the only Fayette County men taking part in the Honor Flight to see veteran memorials in Washington, D.C.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1993 - Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar talked about positive upturns in the state’s economy during a visit to Vandalia. Edgar was the guest speaker at a special meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.
    While in Vandalia, Edgar proclaimed the Vandalia Statehouse as the state’s first Heritage Site.
    Five males – four adults and a juvenile – were arrested for breaking into and burglarized Vandalia Community High School. The five males were arrested in St. Louis after being stopped for a traffic violation.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: All three of these children are originally from this area. Two were born in Loogootee, and one was born east of Loogootee.

  • Good to see Farm Bureau, KC continue pact

    Last summer, the Fayette County Farm Bureau Board of Directors signed an agreement through which Kaskaskia College agriculture students could use the former home of the University of Illinois Agronomy Research Center. The two parties have agreed to continue that relationship, which bodes well for many people.
    The agrement provides the college's ag students with  120 acres on which they can perform research while getting hands-on farming experience.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

    There is no photo this week.
    Last week's photo: Amanda Habing Jerden. It was incorrectly stated last week that Amanda works for AirEvac; she works for ARCH. We apologize for the error.
    Identifying her were: Rick and Brenda Yarbrough.
    This week’s Scrambler: dimosw teismteonf sotscnsi fo wkingon awth ot od xent.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: Pessimism never won any battle.

  • Volunteers, support needed

    It was just last week in this space that we noted the number of volunteers that made for a successful homecoming week in Vandalia. Now, we note the need for volunteers and support for upcoming projects and events in the community.
    For example, we have learned that volunteers are badly needed for Second Chance Animal Rescue. That program has been successfully adopting dogs with families and individuals for more than a decade.