Today's News

  • Honor Rolls

    Second Quarter
    High Honors
    Freshmen: Amos Blomberg, Jessica Blomberg, Alexa Byers, Ty Miller, Emma Robertson.
    Sophomores: Kyle Hall, Aaron Patten, Bella Ng, Erin Schroeder.
    Juniors: Luke Barton, Andrew Benson, Miriam Blomberg, Madison Durbin, Deidre Hall, Grace Jones, Madyson Kollmon, Logal Lotz, Lauren Lutz, Daniel Roberts.

  • Lady Bombers fall to Altamont at home

    Altamont held a 17-8 lead after the first quarter and were never headed in a 55-44 win over Brownstown-St. Elmo last Thursday.

  • Cougars fall to Dieterich

    Four South Central players scored in double figures on Saturday, but the Cougars were handed a 75-68 loss by Dieterich.
    Ryan McCown scored 15 points to lead the Cougars, and Logan Lotz, Trent Geiler and Hunter Brandt each tallied 14.
    Campton Callaway scored 32 points to lead Dieterich.
    South Central – Lotz 6 2-2 14, Roberts 1 0-1 2, Fox 3 0-0 7, Geiler 5 1-4 14, Brandt 4 4-4 14, Blomberg 1 0-0 2, McCown 5 3-8 15, Matheny 0 0-0 0.

  • Man charged with murder appears in court
  • Wrestlers pick up four more victories; now at 24-3

    Vandalia’s wrestlers picked up easy wins over Robinson and Murphysboro, then came from behind to defeat Monticello in a home quadrangular on Saturday.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Derek Hrabusicky, 32, 1501 N. Seventh St., Apt. 28, Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 16 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • Hunter J. Runyon, 21, Robinson, was arrested on Jan. 16 on a charge of obstructing identification. Bond was $1,500.
    • Robert J.E. Brown, 28, Mt. Vernon, was arrested on Jan. 15 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.

  • Vandalia Police

    Jan. 15
    • 5:03 a.m. – Officers responded to the 400 block of West Randolph Street for a report of a domestic dispute. One individual involved left the residence.
    • 10:02 a.m. – Officers responded to a two-vehicle accident at Veterans Avenue and Sunset Drive. No injuries were reported.

  • Murder arrest made

    A Mulberry Grove man was arrested for murder for his alleged role in the death of a rural Brownstown man last September.
    Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith announced just before noon on Wednesday that David Leroy Bright, 68, was jailed on two counts on murder.
    Bright is being charged with causing the death of James R. “Jim” Skinner in Skinner’s home last September.
    Bright is expected to go before a judge on the murder charges on Thursday morning.
    He is being housed in the Fayette County Jail on $1 million bond.

  • Contests for city bicentennial logos


  • JH Volleyball

    The Vandalia Junior High School eighth-grade volleyball team opened its season on Tuesady with a 25-13, 25-13 win over Shelbyville.
    The seventh-graders lost their opener, 3-25, 11-25.
    The seventh-grade squad plays in the Edwardsville Tournament this Saturday, and the Lady Vandals host Altamont next Tuesday afternoon.