Today's News

  • Wrestlers open season with win

    With a number of its wrestlers competing at the varsity level for the first time, Vandalia used five pins to open its season with a win on Tuesday.

  • Patoka holds off SEB to win MG title

    Even after they walked away with the championship trophy with Mulberry Grove on Saturday, Joey Eddy’s players may tell you that he pointed out some errors they made in the title game.

  • Hodson uses Christmas gift to make others

    Wanda Hodson had always liked to sew, making curtains and sewing for her children. A Christmas gift from her husband two years ago led her into creating items of beauty that not only brought enjoyment to her family and friends, but also brought requests for her to make such things as gifts for friends and family of her friends and family.

  • April election filing period coming soon

    While the next election is still about four months away, the ballots for that election will take shape in a couple of weeks.
    The filing period for candidates in the April 4 consolidated election is Dec. 12-19, and there will be a lot of local positions filled at that election.
    In Vandalia, residents will elect a mayor and city clerk, and fill five spots on the Vandalia City Council.
    Rick Gottman has announced that he will seek to become the first five-term mayor, and Peggy Bowen will be running for a sixth term as city clerk.

  • Bond reduction for Frakes denied

    A Vandalia man charged with child pornography has had his second request for reduction of his bond amount denied.

  • The Giving in Thanksgiving

    Nineteen large turkeys and 18 large cans of green beans and corn, along with a whole lot of mashed potatoes, rolls and cranberry sauce – enough to feed almost 500 people … barely.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, December 1

    ✔ 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 2

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Teen Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. Teens interested in joining the board should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • A 16-year-old Vandalia resident was arrested on Nov. 28 on a charge of battery. No bond information was listed.
    • A 17-year-old Vandalia resident was arrested on Nov. 27 for failure to appear in court, driving without a valid license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, possession of a hypodermic needle and failure to yield turning left. No bond information was listed.
    • Chelsea N. Kozak, 19, 1017 N. Fifth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 27 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.

  • BHS Homecoming
  • VES Family Reading Night