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Today's News

  • Despite some improvements, test scores show some students at risk of getting 'left behind'

    The Vandalia School Board last week heard from Superintendent Rich Well that though progress is being made, the district did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010 standardized test scores.
    The district’s scores were 71.8 percent in reading and 74.2 percent in math. The state standard – which goes up each year by 7.5 percent – is currently 77.5 percent, and next year it will rise to 85 percent. The state’s goal is to have 100 percent of the state’s students meeting the standards by 2014.

  • Senate candidates spar at Vandalia Statehouse in final days before Nov. 2 mid-term elections

    Squaring off in the room where Abraham Lincoln began his career in politics as a state representative, the two men vying for a seat in the Illinois Senate agreed that the state needs changes to make it more business-friendly.
    But during a forum sponsored by the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce and WMPB-WKRV Radio last Tuesday, Kyle McCarter and Tim Dudley disagreed on other points, including what needs to be done to cure Illinois’ financial ills.

  • Demo derby coming to Fayette County Speedway

    The Fayette County Speedway will host a Halloween-themed demolition derby this Saturday.

    The gates will open for the event at noon with the derby starting at 5 p.m. For participants, the car inspection will run from 1-3 p.m.

    A kids' costume contest will follow the derby. Prizes and candy will be handed out.

    Participant Admission
    Car Entry Fee/Driver Pit Pass: $35
    Passenger Pit Pass: $25    
    Crew/Spectator Pit Pass: $20

  • Vandalia eighth-grade basketball scores (Oct. 19-25)

    Monday, Oct. 25
    vs. Pana
    Panthers 34
    Vandals 20

    Scoring – Ashley Swain, 6 points; Kate Evans, 4 points; Elizabeth Miller, 4 points; Mercedes Reynolds, 6 points; Haley Cannon, 4 points.
    Record – 0-12

    Thursday, Oct. 21
    vs. Hillsboro
    Dragons 34
    Vandals 16

    Scoring – Reynolds, 5 points; Kelsey Swain, 5 points; Alex Sasse, 4 points; Cannon, 1 point; A. Swain, 1 point.
    Record – 0-11

  • Vandalia seventh-grade basketball scores (Oct. 15-25)

    Monday, Oct. 25
    vs. Pana
    Vandals 24
    Panthers 18

    Scoring – Makayla Tinker, 12 points; Karlie Bright, 4 points; Leah Francis, 4 points; Madelyn Hosick, 4 points.
    Record – 12-1

    Thursday, Oct. 21
    at Hillsboro
    Dragons 24
    Vandals 15

    Scoring – Tinker, 7 points; Hosick, 4 points; Francis, 2 points; Jalea Paslay, 2 points.
    Record – 11-1

  • Jr. Wrestling program starts Nov. 2

    The Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club will begin registration and practices on Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Vandalia High School Wrestling Room.

    For more information, contact Jerry Stewart at 618-580-3475 or Johnny Swain at 618-339-0154.
     

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (Oct. 2)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Oct. 2. The winners are pictured; from left to right: Tom Lindley, Gracie Lindley and Robert Lindley, first place with 14.59 pounds; Ronnie Higgs, second place with 12.84 pounds; and Travis Gould and Arnie Rexroads, third place with 11.29 pounds. The big bass winner was Tom Lindley with a 5.89-pound catch.

  • Raymond Regional Volleyball Tournament preview

    Patoka and Mulberry Grove will be playing in the Raymond Regional Volleyball Tournament at Raymond-Lincolnwood High School. Patoka, which advanced to the sectional final last season, will be a No. 3 seed in this season's regional. The Warriors are led by senior Paige Myers. If Patoka wins its first-round match against No. 6 Mt. Olive, it will face either No. 2 Morrisonville or No. 7 Mulberry Grove, which was defeated by Morrisonville, its first-round opponent, during the regular season.

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