.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Harner joins L-U staff

    Andrew Harner, a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, has been named sports editor of The Leader-Union.

    The Ohio native was a journalism major at BGSU, graduating in May. While at school, he worked extensively for the student newspaper, The Bowling Green News. He served as a page designer, copy editor, sports reporter, assistant sports editor and sports editor.

    As a senior, he was named the outstanding student in the BGSU print journalism school.

  • Schaub places 17th in her first Ironman

    Erin Schaub’s refrigerator served as motivation after seven months of triathalon training began to wear on her.
    The Brownstown resident and Vandalia Community High School graduate posted her entry receipt for the Ford Ironman in Louisville, Ky., where she would see it every day to remind her that the training would someday pay off.
    “The last month, I had really been getting burnt out on training,” Schuab said.
    “I was really ready for it to be here and ready to do it.”

  • Patoka tops Bombers to win Ramsey title

    After allowing Brownstown to build a 5-0 lead after two innings, Patoka recovered to take the championship of the Ramsey Tournament last week with a 6-5 win.
    Patoka improved to 3-0 on the season with the win, which came on an RBI single by Dylan Adams in the fifth inning.
    Adams’s single was one of four hits in that inning by the Warriors, who took advantage of a walk, a hit batsman and an error.
    Reid McKinley got the win, and Zach Thompson picked up a save.

  • Cub Scout Pack 315 sets Join Us Night and Parent Orientation Meeting

    Cub Scout Pack 315 of Vandalia will hold its Join Us Night registration from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday at the American Legion Home in Vandalia.

    A parent orientation meeting will be held at 6 p.m. next Tuesday at the Legion Home.

    For more information, contact Mindy Cox at 292-4636.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Sept. 2, 2010

    • Alicia B. Bess, 25, Morrisonville, was arrested on Aug. 31 on a Montgomery County warrant for driving while her license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $3,000.
    • Anthony P. Stasiak, 40, 223 Third St., Ramsey, was arrested on Aug. 30 on a charge of breach of peace. Bond was $1,000.
    • Ryan T. Skaggs, 19, 203 W. Main St., Vandalia, was arrested on Aug. 29 on a charge of aggravated assault. Bond was $1,000.

  • Bell's FG gives Vandals win in opener

    In a game in which Vandalia and East Alton-Wood River evenly exchanged touchdowns, it was two field goal attempts that made the difference.
    The first attempt, made by the Oilers’ Devin Spurlock from about 36 yards out, bounced off of the bottom crossbar of the goal post, hit the left crossbar and fell straight down in front of the post.
    The second, by Vandalia’s Daniel Bell from 26 yards out, sailed through the center of the crossbars with about 4 seconds left in the game to give the Vandals a 24-21 win.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, September 2
    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia will meet at noon at Days Inn.
    ✔ 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. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.
    Friday, September 3

  • Meyers still holding hands after 70 years

    Elvis and Maxine Meyer sit in their side-by-side recliner chairs every night and watch television. ”And we still hold hands sitting there,” Maxine said, grinning.  
    “A lot of times, when we pass, we steal a kiss in passing,” Elvis said, chuckling.
    Both seem active, in comparably good health and very happy, contented and cozy in their pleasant little rural home, which is located on his family’s old home place. Their pets are their treasured companions.    

  • Chamber, Main Street agree to remain independent

    After several weeks of discussing how they might benefit from merging or sharing resources, leaders of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce and Vandalia Main Street have decided to remain independent organizations.
    To complicate the situation, Dana Whiteman, who serves as the executive director of Main Street as well as the vice president of the chamber, was elevated to the presidency of the chamber after the sitting president, Shaun Murray, resigned on Monday.

  • Survey projects good yields

    The Fayette County Farm Bureau’s marketing committee held its annual crop survey earlier than usual, and the number of people conducting that survey was about half of what it was last year.
    The biggest reason for that drop in survey participants was that many who usually help estimate corn and soybean yields were in their fields harvesting their corn crop.