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Today's News

  • 'Just Dance" contest for Relay for Life is Saturday

    Family Video in Vandalia will host a fundraiser for the Fayette County Relay for Life this Saturday afternoon.
    A “Just Dance” competition will be held from noon-4 p.m. at Family Video, located at 625 W. Gallatin St.
    Local residents of all ages are invited to participate, and prizes will be awarded.
    First prize is a $10 gift card and a game discount card valued at $14.95, second prize is a $20 gift card and third prize is a $10 gift card.
    Registration at Family Video is under way and runs through Saturday.

  • FCHD open house set for March 8

    The Fayette County Health Department will hold an open house at its new facility on Tuesday, March 8.
    The health department recently completed its move into its new home, the former home of Leo Brown Lumber, at 416 W. Edwards St.
    The open house will run from 3-6 p.m. and will include tours and refreshments. "Buzz Lightyear" will be present for photos with children.
    The public is invited to attend the open house.

  • Vandalia Police will discontinue DARE

    Citing the results of recent national studies, the Vandalia Police Department has decided to discontinue its DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program at the end of this school year.
    Police Chief Larry Eason said on Tuesday that studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Surgeon General’s Office and the National Academy of Sciences concluded that DARE is ineffective in reducing drug and alcohol use among young people.

  • Junior high volleyball
  • Lady Cougars lose makeup game to Wayne City, 48-42

    The South Central High School girls basketball team thought its season was finished after the regional tournament, but Wayne City came to them to make up a game that had been canceled due to bad weather.

    The Lady Cougars nearly won the game last Wednesday, despite having practiced just once the week before.

    South Central scored 30 points in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a slow start during a 48-42 loss.

  • Junior High Sports Briefs

    Lady Vandal eighth-graders win own volleyball tournament

    On Saturday, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade volleyball team won its own tournament for the second straight year, defeating Litchfield, South Central and Ramsey.

    Leading players in the three-set, 21-25, 25-13, 15-11, win against Litchfield were: Ali Sasse, nine points, six kills and three aces; Madison Click, nine points and five aces; and Jori Wagner, nine points and three aces.

  • Community Sports Briefs

    Jr. Club wrestling results

    Most of the Vandalia Jr. wrestling club participated in an event in Troy on Feb. 13.

    Individual results are below:

  • Area boys basketball roundup

    After slow start, South Central beats Brownstown at regionals

    Brownstown and South Central were tied at five at the end of the first quarter, but the Cougars, in typical fashion, got things going after that during a 57-30 win on Tuesday.

    With the win, No. 3 South Central advanced to face second-seeded North Clay in the regional quarterfinals in St. Elmo at 8:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • Wollerman qualifies for state 3-point shootout
  • Eddy excited about future at Ramsey

    ST. ELMO – Ramsey coach Bill Eddy said goodbye to a talented senior class after the Rams closed their season with a 60-44 loss to Altamont in the regional tournament on Monday, and he will now focus on reinventing

    Ramsey basketball with a talented group of youngsters.

    Freshman Tyler Knisley, and sophomores Tyler Pryor and Ryan Black will form the nucleus of next season’s team, which will also get several additions from this season’s state-qualifying eighth-grade team.