Today's News

  • 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
  • SEB, SC, Patoka win at MG tourney

    St. Elmo/Brownstown, South Central and Patoka all opened play in the Mulberry Grove Thanksgiving Tournament with wins on Monday night.
    St. Elmo/Brownstown edged Mt. Olive, 62-61, after being behind for much of the game.
    SEB led 17-11 after one quarter, but Mt. Olive held a 20-7 edge in the second quarter to lead 31-24 at the half. The Eagles narrowed the gap with a 15-11 edge in the third quarter, then posted the win by outscoring Mt. Olive, 23-19, in the final quarter.

  • BSE bombs Shelbyville, now at 1-1

    Claire Wilhour knocked down seven two-point baskets and two three-pointers last Thursday as Brownstown/St. Elmo evened its record at 1-1 with a 49-24 win over Shelbyville.
    The Lady Bombers led 9-2 after one quarter, with Wilhour scoring seven of those points.
    They extended their lead to 23-6 after two quarters as Wilhour and Natalie Oberlink each hit a three and Deana Shelton added a couple of two-pointers.
    Shelbyville held a slim 14-13 edge in the third quarter, but BSE rebounded by outscoring their opponents 13-4 in the final quarter.

  • St. Elmo Volleyball Awards
  • VJHS eighth-graders win big over Altamont

    The Vandalia Junior High School eighth-graders continued their winning ways last Tuesday with a 44-8 win over Altamont.

  • St. Elmo top seed at its tourney

    The host team has been given the top seed and will play in the first game of the 57th annual St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.
    The seeds for the tournament, which runs from Dec. 13-17, are as follows:
    #1 – St. Elmo  
    #2 – Cumberland
    #3 – Vandalia
    #4 – Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City
    #5 – Mulberry Grove
    #6 – South Central
    #7 – Ramsey  
    #8 – Clay City