Today's News

  • Hillsboro tops Lady Vandals

    Sammi Matoush scored 35 points to lead Hillsboro to a 67-38 win over the Lady Vandals last Thursday at Vandalia.

  • SEB, CHBC winners at St. Elmo

    St. Elmo/Brownstown and Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City were winners on Tuesday, the first night of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.
    The Eagles defeated Clay City, 91-19,  and CHBC edged Mulberry Grove, 67-64.
    The tournament continued on Wednesday night with Cumberland and Ramsey meeting at 6:15 p.m., followed by Vandalia versus South Central.
    The tournament continues into Saturday.

  • Vandals top Miners by 29 in road contest

    Using its fast-paced offense from start to finish, the Vandals beat conference foe Gillespie by almost 30 points on their home court.

  • Junior High

    Vandalia’s seventh- and eighth-grade squads recorded wins over South Central on Monday.
    Connor Ray scored 20 and Chase Laack added nine as the seventh-graders won 43-32.
    Markus Isaiah and Drew Thompson had 18 and 11 points, respectively as the eighth-graders posted a 50-32 win.
    The seventh-graders improved to 2-13 on the season, and the eighth-graders are now 11-1.

    Vandalia’s seventh-graders lost to Altamont Lutheran and Bethalto Trimpe at their tournament on Saturday.
    Altamont Lutheran defeated the Junior Vandals, 40-25.

  • Wrestlers at 6-1 after 3 wins in quad

    Vandalia’s wrestlers improved to 6-1 by picking up five wins in the past week.

  • Cunningham has a collection of nutcrackers

    Norma Cunningham’s home is more than 100 years old, and it is a delightful experience just to walk through its beauty and uniqueness, especially during the Christmas season.  

  • Meth charges bring 17 year-sentence

    A Vandalia man has agreed to a 17-year prison sentence in pleading guilty to  methamphetamine charges.
    Kevin K. Cook, 33, will serve that sentence at the same time as two others, one in Fayette County and one in Effingham County.
    Cook pleaded guilty in Fayette County Circuit Court to participation in methamphetamine manufacturing and possession of up to 400 grams of methamphetamine and had his plea-bargaining agreement approved by Resident Circuit Judge Don Sheafor.

  • County will continue work on new budget

    Having hoped to be ready to put the county’s new budget on display for public view before approving it, Fayette County Board members agreed on Tuesday to take a little more time to work on it.

  • Helping to break the curse

    In 2014 and 2015, Spencer Patton lived the dream of many young boys – playing major-league baseball. This year, he continued that dream while helping generations of Chicago Cubs fans live theirs.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, December 15

    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

    Friday, December 16