Today's News

  • Sectional Champs

    The Brownstown Junior High seventh-grade girls basketball team last Wednesday won a sectional championship by defeating Oblong, 28-17, at the Class 7-2A sectional in Albion.

  • Big Buck

    Nathaniel Rittis (left) of Vandalia and Brian Brown of Augsburg killed a 12-point deer just south of Vandalia last Friday morning. The deer scored a 189 3/8.

  • Godberson gets lone win as Vandal wrestlers place fifth at Civic Memorial

    Senior Dayin Godberson was an individual champion, and the Vandalia wrestlers placed fifth, with 143 points, at the annual Civic Memorial Tournament on Saturday.
    Mattoon won the team title, with 223 points.
    Senior Levi Ulmer suffered a minor ankle injury in practice prior to the tournament, and he is expected to return to the mat for Thursday's home-opening dual meet against Hillsboro. That match begins at 6 p.m.
    Ryne Lipsey (106)
    •First-round bye
    •Lost by fall at 3:17
    •Loser's bracket bye

  • Patoka tops Mulberry Grove

    Patoka's Quinn Wadkins scores a layup in the first quarter of a game against Mulberry Grove on Tuesday. The Warriors won the game, 63-42.

  • Central A&M wears down Vandalia in regional title game

    ASSUMPTION – Over a span of two minutes in the middle of the second quarter last Thursday, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade girls basketball team turned over the ball on five straight possessions.

  • Hunter prefers team victories over individual accolades

    BROWNSTOWN – Despite his role as a senior leader, Brownstown’s Colten Hunter doesn’t mind that his kid brother Austin, a junior, is leading the Bombers in scoring this season.

  • Vandalia girls split pair of SCC contests

    GREENVILLE – Struggling on both offense and defense on Monday, the Lady Vandals watched a Greenville player set a school record for 3-pointers made during a 66-45 loss, Vandalia’s first of the season.

  • Vandalia wins DuQuoin Tournament after going 4-0

    DUQUOIN – Despite playing its last three games of the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic in the span of 24 hours, the Vandalia boys basketball team won them all to capture the tournament title.

  • Church Briefs

    FCC Ladies Christmas brunch Saturday

    First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Vandalia will host a Ladies Christmas brunch this Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
    Providing the music for the event will be Rayvan Gouch, the second-place contestant in the Vandalia Idol contest.

    Chili lunch this Sunday at Holy Cross

    Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia will host a chili lunch to raise funds for Camp CILCA (in Cantrall) this Sunday, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

  • Evergreen Outreach Dec. 9, 2011

    By Edith Elliott
    "The weather outside is frightful...but the fire is so delightful." That line from the Christmas song was appropriate for the weather on Monday.
    Moving from the news of the day in our topsy-turvy world, where politics, budgets and downsizing are the dominant topics, to the peace and joy of Wesley Hall and Evergreen Outreach is akin to finding that "fire."
    Miles Filer greeted everyone at the door, giving assistance where needed.