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Today's News

  • News Briefs-Nov. 25, 2010

    Rotary Christmas Parade set for Dec. 4

    Santa will make his first visit of the season to the Vandalia area when he rides his sleigh into town in the Rotary Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4.

  • Toys for Tots collection begins this Friday

    The Vandalia car and truck dealership that operates the Toys for Tots program each year is getting ready to accept donations.
    Arthur Young Inc. in Vandalia is again sponsoring the Toys for Tots drive, accepting toys that will be given to less-fortunate children in Fayette County at Christmas time.
    Arthur Young Inc., located at 122 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia, is accepting donations of new or like-new toys and other items for children. It will start accepting donations this Friday.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Nov. 25, 2010

    • Kimberly F. Ruan, 22, Granite City, was arrested on Nov. 22 on a charge of deceptive practices. Bond was $1,000.
    • Calvin D. Williams, 59, Dix, was arrested on Nov. 22 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and driving 77 mph in a 55-mph zone. Bond was $1,500.
    • Mindy A. Adams, 33, 203 W. Main St., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 21 for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving while her license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $2,500.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, November 25

    THANKSGIVING
    ✔ The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance will hold its fourth annual Community Thanksgiving Meal from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the American Legion Home, 321 S. Seventh St., Vandalia. There is no charge, and reservations are not required. Anyone needing transportation may call First Baptist Church, 283-0313, by noon next Tuesday.

    Friday, November 26

  • Patoka JH boys take consolation title

    The Patoka Junior High boys basketball team won the consolation championship at the St. Theresa Tournament after defeating Kell, 36-27.

    The Warriors went 2-1 in the tournament, beating the hosts and losing to Central City.
    Patoka is 7-5 on the season.

    Monday, Nov. 22
    at St. Theresa Tourney
    vs. Kell
    Patoka 36
    Kell 27

    Points – Jered Cain, 21; Mason Dollins, 6; Garrett Belcher, 4; Devin Back, 3; Shane Cain, 2.

  • Brownstown boys drop opener

    The Brownstown High School boys basketball team dropped its season opener to Sandoval, 65-59, on the opening day of the Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament.

    Brownstown had a tough go of it, trailing after the first quarter, 24-18, and losing 34-29 at halftime.

    Sandoval continued pulling away to put the Bombers away.

    Senior Zach Rigdon scored a game-high 28 points for Brownstown, making 10 field goals and eight free throws.

  • SC girls fall to 0-2

    The South Central High School girls basketball team was defeated by North Clay, 46-40, last Thursday.

    The Cougars (0-2) only scored three points in the first quarter and faced a 22-8 deficit at halftime.

    “We did not look good in the first half,” said coach Gary Kapper. “We had some good shots that were not falling, and we weren’t really patient on offense.

    “In the second half, we settled down and ran the offense a little better, which helped us to be more aggressive on the defensive end.”

  • Brownstown HS girls start season 2-0

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball is off to a 2-0 start after winning its season-opener against Mt. Olive, 65-35, last Tuesday and its second game against Shelbyville, 51-37, last Thursday.

    The Bombers held Mt. Olive scoreless in the first quarter, while posting 18 points of their own. Brownstown held a 38-9 lead at halftime.

    Senior Abby Hill led the Bombers offense, scoring 22 points, while seniors Brooke Maxey and Morgan Myers each pulled down six rebounds.

  • Bolt family sorts members by jobs

    My column this week is taken from an article that appeared in the Dec. 11, 1930,  issue of The Ramsey News-Journal.
    The article caught my attention because the writer approached the Bolt family genealogy from a different direction.
    Rather than a recitation of all the names in the family, he categorized the family by occupation. How interesting!
    “The Bolt family in Carson, of Calvin, Matt, Abe, Mart and Craft, have given to the educational field of Fayette county 26 successful school teachers, a record hard to beat.

  • Vandalia seventh-grade girls set to play for regional crown

    Several area junior high seventh-grade girls basketball teams recently competed in regional tournaments.

    Vandalia

    Second-seeded Vandalia defeated No. 6 Brownstown, 34-16,  on Monday in the second round of the No. 13 Class 7-3A Regional Tournament at Greenville.

    The Vandals faced Central A&M for the regional title on Tuesday, but that game was not completed at press time.

    The results for that game will be posted on The Leader-Union’s website at www.leaderunion.com on Wednesday.