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Today's News

  • Protz in state competition Jan. 19-22 in Springfield

    Miss Fayette County Fair Queen 2016 Brandy Protz will compete at Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant.

    The 58th annual Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant will take place at the IAAF Convention held Jan. 19-22 at Crowne Plaza in Springfield.
    Protz will compete along with 71 other contestants from throughout the state.
    Brandy is the 20-year-old daughter of Randy and Janel Protz, and Brenda Protz.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Intermediate Word class
    The Kaskaskia College Department of Industrial and Continuing Education will offer an intermediate Word class at the KC Vandalia Campus on Tuesdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, from 1-3 p.m.
    The registration number for the class COED 5052 VA01D.
    Students will have hands-on learning with Microsoft Word as they work with documents and letters and learn about tables, cut and paste, highlighting and dragging text, screenshots and making envelopes and labels, and using mail merge for form letters and mass mailing labels. The cost is $20.

  • Christine Yenny finds some vital family treasures

    Christine Yenny has been going through things, like many of us do from time to time, as we accumulate objects, items and, best of all, memories, over the years.

    Christine was  “digging around” recently when she ran across some real treasures, ones that brought back memories of her family and her childhood days, and one item even brought back the memory of some very interesting and intriguing family history of long ago.

  • Gaming again put on hold

    The Vandalia City Council’s plan on Tuesday to hold first readings of two requests for liquor licenses tied to gaming was killed before it even came up.
    Instead of reading those requests, which are from businesses whose earlier requests were denied, the council voted to focus on the idea of limiting the number of gaming parlors in the city.
    One of those requests is for a license being issued to Discount Tobacco, and the other is for the transfer of an existing license to Meyer Oil.

  • 25 years of warmth

    “It makes it all worthwhile when I see a kid smile like that.”

  • SEB edged on Tuesday

    St. Elmo/Brownstown outscored Toledo-Cumberland in the second half on Tuesday, but came up four points short.
    Toledo-Cumberland led 17-13 after one quarter and 33-24 at the half on their way to a 52-48 win. The Eagles held a 12-11 edge in the third quarter and a 12-11 edge in the fourth.
    Dylan Brooks led the Eagles with 13 points, including 2 for 2 from three-point range, and Landon Feezel also was in double figures with 12.
    Other scorers: Lewis Brown 9, Isaac Maxey 7, Klayton Kroll 6 and Nate Philpot 1.

  • Lady Cougars fall twice in tourney

    South Central lost of Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City at the Dieterich Tournament last Thursday.
    Abby Hahn led the Lady Cougars with 22 points. Other scorers: Alannah Sigrist, 9; Katlyn Hilmes, 2; Deidre Hall 2; Sydney Wilkins 2; and Mady Kollman, 1.
    Last Wednesday, the Lady Cougars lost to North Clay, 46-21.
    Hahn led South Central with 11 points.
    Other scorers: Sigrist, 4; Hilmes, 2; Kollman, 2; and Wilkins, 2.

  • Lady Vandals go 1-4 at Mattoon Tourney

    The Lady Vandals went 1-4 in the Mattoon Holiday Tournament, and Vandalia’s Olivia Marquardt was named to the all-tournament team.
    Vandalia defeated Sullivan, and lost to Effingham St. Anthony, Mattoon and lost to Olney twice.
    The Lady Vandals opened with a 65-50 loss, with Marquardt topping Vandalia scorers with 13 points. Lanee McNary and Madison Klanke each had 10 points. Other scorers: Anna Miller 6, Rachel Zimmerman 6 and Megan Kern 5.

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  • Vandalia Holiday Tournament Top 10 List

    1) Jared Cain, Patoka-156
    2) Drew Gibson, St. Anthony-94
    3) Richie Well, Vandalia-92
    4) Malcom Miller, Shelbyville-86
    5) Nathan Casey, Vandalia-84
    6) Jeff Gaither, Flora-77
    7) Garrett Belcher, Patoka-75
    8) Turner Pullen, Shelbyville-72
    9) Kyle Lynch, Pana-65
    10) Adam Miller, Pana-65

    Rebounds
    1) Garrett Belcher, Patoka-53
    2) Jared Cain, Patoka-45
    3) Alex Loeffler, Father McGivney-41
    4) Nathan Casey, Vandalia-38
    5) Logan Shumate, Father McGivney-37