Martin: Support Citizens for Education

Citizens for Education is working again to inform the residents of the Vandalia-Butler School community about an important issue on the November 3 bal...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Is Limited Home Rule right for Butler Township?

Is Limited Home Rule right for Butler Township?

On July 13, 2015, the Butler Township Trustees voted to put Limited Home Rule on the ballot for the residents to consider. Most of you are probably as...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Vandalia Drummer Letter to the editor policy

The Vandalia Drummer News encourages readers to write letters to the editor:• Letters should be typed, or printed legibly, signed and include cu...

September 9th, 2015 |  



Politicians are failing us on the economy

Politicians are failing us on the economy

A couple of months ago, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the U.S. economy’s long-term prospects. Not to put too fine ...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Everything is for sale

Everything is for sale

You name it and somebody probably is trying to sell it right now by running an advertisement in a local daily or weekly newspaper.If you don’t b...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Cassel Hills Church of Christ opens new facility

Cassel Hills Church of Christ opens new facility

Members of the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce met with Minister Bruce Gleim and members of Cassel Hills Church of Christ on Friday as they held a...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Mac Williams: Our labor should honor God

Mac Williams: Our labor should honor God

There used to be a Ramada Inn at the intersection of Miller Lane and Little York Road. Do you remember that? The evidence of a motel is gone, but it u...

September 7th, 2015 |  


It’s a funny world we live in

It’s a funny world we live in

It’s a funny world we live in.After 75-plus years on this wildly spinning planet I call home I’m recalling things I never bothered to reme...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Steinbaug urges support of school levy renewal

Dear Citizens,The purpose of this letter is to thank those who have been directly involved with the Vandalia-Butler Passport to Safety program. The Pa...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Can there be gratitude without God?

Can there be gratitude without God?

For those who live without a God to thank, some kinds of gratitude might seem an awkward concept. So, whom do atheists thank for the world around them...

August 31st, 2015 |