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Today's News

  • Vandals extend win streak to five in SCC-East play

     The Vandalia boys basketball team's formula for success revolves around two fundamental concepts - solid defense and patience on offense.

    The Vandals continued to perfect that formula in conference play over the weekend, extending their win streak in South Central Conference East Division play to five games with double-digit victories over Staunton and Hillsboro.

  • E911 board gets to work

    The committee charged with implementing Enhanced 911 service in Fayette County learned pretty quickly that it has a monumental task.

    But the person leading that committee still believes that the task can be accomplished in a reasonable amount of time.

    Fayette County Board Chairman Steve Knebel, who also serves as chairman of the county’s new Emergency Telephone System Board, told county board members on Tuesday that the new group has held one meeting.

  • Deem, McCarty good Abe Award choices

    Last week, as our community prepared to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce presented two awards named after our 16th president.

    Those Abe Awards, presented annually by the chamber, honor those who have made significant contributions to our community. This marks the 35th year that the awards have been given.

  • The process of picking Watson's successor gets under way

    The process of selecting state Sen. Frank Watson’s replacement is under way, and one of the candidates for the job is a local resident.

    Randy Pollard, the Fayette County Republican Central Committee chairman, is among the candidates for Watson’s seat, which becomes vacant next Monday.

    Watson, who has served as this area’s senator for more than a quarter of a century and as the senate minority leader for the past six years, announced last week that he is stepping down.

  • Don and Ellie Funk " the perfect Valentine's couple

    Many around Vandalia will remember a little, red-headed, freckle-faced paperboy of years ago, delivering the Decatur Herald and Decatur Review newspapers on his bicycle in all kinds of weather.

    Few probably ever imagined that little boy, Donald “Ferd” Funk, would grow up to contribute so much to his hometown of Vandalia and surrounding communities with the same conscientious commitment to the task at hand, industrious, but with a friendly, willing spirit,

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  • Boys basketball postseason pairings released

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  • Vandals win third straight SCC-East game

    Vandalia boys basketball coach Kevin Jackson asked his team to do three things Tuesday night in its SCC East Division contest at Pana: defend, rebound and execute on offense.

    The Vandals followed through on the game plan to a T.

  • Deem, McCarty receive Abes from Chamber

    One of two people honored by the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce last Thursday for their service to the community said he didn’t think much about the time he has volunteered to serve children in the community.

    The other recipient of an Abe Award said he’s only one of many giving time to improve the quality of life in Vandalia.

    Both Rod Deem and Tom McCarty were recognized for serving the community in numerous ways.

  • Brownstown women involved in prayer shawl project

    The word shawl is described in the Microsoft Encarta Dictionary simply as “a fabric square for the head and shoulder.”

    The word “shawl” also brings to mind thoughts of being wrapped or enfolded in warmth, shelter and comfort.

    These are the feelings and sensitivities a group of Brownstown–Sefton United Methodist Women members is endeavoring to give to others with their hand-crocheted prayer shawls. The shawls also symbolize encouragement, understanding and Christian love through prayers for the recipient.