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Today's News

  • IFOR membership drive prizes awarded

    The Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources recently held a membership drive. Winners were: Roger Withers (pictured), 36-gun safe with mystery gun; Jeff Cearlock, Stoeger model 835; Cindy Smith, Tarus 357 magnum; Bob Trexler, H&R slugger 12-gauge; Dillard Smith, .22 Cricket; Richard Schuesteer, H&R 20-gauge; and Don Klingston, .22 semi-automatic.

  • Vandals fall to Greenville on senior night

    Marty Johnson threw two touchdown passes to senior Daniel Bell, but the Vandals came up just short against Greenville on Friday, falling 35-28.

    The loss eliminated Vandalia from the playoffs and ended the careers of nine players.

    A full story will appear in Thursday's edition of The Leader-Union.

  • Halloween in Vandalia

    Vandalia's celebration of Halloween gets under way this Saturday when Vandalia Main Street holds is Spooktacular Saturday.

    The event includes a storytime at Evans Public Library at 9:45 a.m., a children's costume contest at 10 a.m. at Family Video and trick-or-treating at downtown businesses at 10:30 am.

  • Vandalia firefighter injured at Effingham fire scene

    One of five Vandalia firefighters who provided mutual aid assistance for a fire in Effingham on Wednesday afternoon sustained facial burns.

    According to Vandalia Fire Chief Merle Adermann, Zac Stombaugh was treated in the emergency room at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham and released after sustaining first-degree burns, and possibly some second degree burns.

  • Fall Foliage in Fayette
  • Birth

    Daria Caroline Murray
    Dustin and Joleen Murray of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 10:22 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.
    She weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She was named Daria Caroline.
    She has three brothers, 8-year-old Drake, 8-year-old Dagon and 6-year-old Jayce, and two sisters, 5-year-old Jalyn and 2-year-old Joselyn.
    Grandparents are Dennis and Kathy Hall, and Dave Murray, all of Vandalia, and Rita and Darrell McCammack of Brownstown.

  • Reunion

    Richards
    The 53rd annual Richards family reunion was held on Sept. 19, at Rogier Park pavilion, with 84 members and guests attending.
    The reunion included a basket dinner and visiting.
    A business meeting was called to order by President Bruce Richards. The 2009 minutes and financial reports were given by the secretary/treasurer, Jamie Elmore.

  • Four Generations

    Four generations of the Yordy family are pictured here. From left to right are: Matthew Dooly of rural Smithboro, father; Peggy Yordy, of Eureka, great-grandmother, holding Grace Abigail Dooly, 2 months old; and Linda Dooly of rural Mulberry Grove, grandmother.

  • Anniversary

    Ross and Carolyn Kershaw of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday, Nov. 1, with a family celebration hosted by their daughter.
    Ross and the former Carolyn Probst were married on Nov. 1, 1960, in Vandalia. Their attendants were Gracie Carmen and Frank Revisky.
    Carolyn is the daughter of the late Irvin and Marian Probst. She is a retired homemaker. Ross is the son of the late Cecil W. and Helen Kershaw. He is retired from Ameren.

  • Anniversary

    Charles and Marilyn Francis of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Thursday.
    Charles and the former Marilyn Noffsinger were married on Oct. 28, 1950, by the late Rev. J.H. Reeter.
    Marilyn is the daughter of the late Samuel and Dora Noffsinger. Charles is the son of the late Adolph and Rachel Francis.
    Charles and Marilyn were owner/operators of Charles Carpet and Upholstery for several years, and Charles helped organize and was active in the Okaw Saddle Club, where he showed quarter horses.