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  • The Way We Were

    15 Years Ago

    1995 – Jenner & Block, a Chicago law firm representing convicted murderer Stuart Heaton, filed a motion asking for the right to seek additional information it felt would help fight Heaton’s conviction and life imprisonment. Special prosecutor Don Sheafor was arguing that Jenner & Block should be disqualified because it was arguing Heaton was not adequately represented at trial, even though it waived that issue in appellate court.

  • Carrie Nation wielded ax against saloons

    Carrie Nation was a terror to the saloon owners in Kansas, and many fled before her ax.
    Carrie Amelia Moore was born on Nov. 25, 1846, in Garrard County, Ky., and married Dr. Charles Gloyd in 1867. Dr. Gloyd, a veteran of the Civil War was a drunkard, and died soon after their marriage.
    Ten years later, in 1877, she again tied the knot – this time with David Nation, a lawyer, minister and editor. In 1889, the couple moved to Medicine Lodge, Kan.

  • New & improved website unveiled

    If you have been a regular visitor to our website, www.leaderunion.com, you likely already know that we have unveiled a new and improved product.
    If you haven’t been a regular visitor, check it out.
    Our new website offers more content, is much more reader-friendly and allows more opportunities for you, our readers, to participate in our online version of The Leader-Union.

  • Arrest Log at Sheriff's Office-Aug. 4

    • Glenn M. Starnes, 25, RR 1, St• Angelia M. Willoughby, 39, Alton, was arrested on July 22 on a deceptive practices warrant. Bond was $2,000.
    • Tina D. Larson, 19, RR 1, Vandalia, was arrested on July 22 on charges of possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,000.
    • Brandon D. Holliday, 22, RR 1, Vandalia, was arrested on July 22 on charges of possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,000.

  • Crawdad Tournament
  • Buddy bass tournaments
  • Sports Briefs

    Junior tennis tourney at KC on Aug. 7-8

    Kaskaskia College will be hosting a tennis tournament on Aug. 7-8 at the KC tennis courts. The deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 2. The tournament is for boys and girls age 12-18 years old.
    This tournament is an opportunity for players with limited or no previous tournament experience and those interested in playing high school tennis. However, competitive players may enter and will be given the opportunity to play peers with similar experience and skills.

  • Vandalia Men's Slo Pitch

    Single-Elimination Tournament

    Buckstop Archery 21
    Montgomery Plumbing 4
    Buck: Brent Bayles, homer run, double
    Montgomery: Matt Frkovich, double

    Boley Mobile Homes 14
    Keck's Marsh 8
    Boley: Marcus Smalls, home run, double
    Keck's: Jon Lotz, two doubles

    Consolation Championship
    Keck's Marsh 15
    Montgomery Plumbing 2
    Keck's: Jon Lotz, home run, triple;
    Jason Laack, two home runs
    Montgomery: Rainard Martin, double

  • Fayette County Speedway Results from Aug. 1

    UMP DIRTcar Modified Division 27 cars

    Heat 1
    1. 41M Brent Mullins
    2. 16 Rusty Griffaw
    3. 49 Craig Kern
    4. 1* Aaron Draege

    Heat 2
    1. 20 Cody Clark
    2. 21S Denny Schwartz
    3. G1 Gabe Menser
    4. 11X Ed Roley

    Heat 3
    1. 24H Mike Harrison
    2. 11 Kelly Devall
    3. 43A Michael Bolyard
    4. 25 Brent Keyes

    Dash
    1. 24H Mike Harrison
    2. 41M Brent Mullins
    3. 21S Denny Schwartz
    4. 20 Cody Clark

  • Route 51 community group reorganizes

    Illinois Department of Transportation officials had scheduled a meeting last Wednesday in Vandalia to explain to northside neighborhood residents why the two Ill. Route 51 bypass routes IDOT selected are the best alternatives for the city.
    But opposition among local citizens and in the local media led them to rethink that plan before the meeting got under way.