Today's News

  • Sports Briefs

    Sports Boosters 5K on Oct. 25

    The Vandals Sports Boosters will hold their inaugural Spooktacular 5K run and fun run/walk next Saturday.
    Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Rogier Park pavilion at the top of the Lincoln Loop Walking Path, and the run and fun run/walk begin at 9 a.m.
    The entry fee is $20, and participants are encouraged to wear costumes for the event. A costume contest for participants and pets will be held after the 5K.
    The entry fee includes a T-shirt and bottled water.

  • SEB Seniors Honored

    Five St. Elmo/Brownstown senior volleyball players were honored prior to their final home match on Friday night.

    From left are Jenna Miller, Katie Kroll, Elizabeth Guerrero, Kayla Summann and Erica Behl.


  • Blythe wins second straight SCC singles title

    Hannah Blythe handily defeated Greenville’s Abbey Gaffner on Saturday to win her second consecutive South Central Conference singles title.
    Blythe extended her season record to a perfect 19-0 in defeating Gaffner at the conference meet, held in Greenville. Both Blythe and Gaffner earned all-conference honors.
    Blythe defeated Gaffner, 6-2, 6-1, in winning the singles competition.
    Blythe advanced to the finals by defeating Haley Milazzo of Roxana, 6-3, 6-1, and blanking Emily Henderson, 6-0, 6-0, in the semifinals.

  • Vandals win on another late TD

    For the second week in a row, the Vandals used the arm of Collin Nestleroad and the legs of Marcus Zimmerman for a last-minute, game-winning score.
    But, this time was different, according to their coach, because another part of that formula was his quarterback’s vision of the defense.
    “Give all the credit to Collin,” coach John Stout said. “He was the one who saw that the coverage had rolled over (to the other side).”

  • FCH & LTC will become tobacco-free Nov. 20

    Fayette County Hospital & Long Term Care announced this week that on Nov. 20, the date of this year’s Great American Smoke Out, it will transition to a 100-percent tobacco-free campus.
    “As everyone knows, tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable death and disease in this country.
    We are a healthcare institution, and our job is to save lives and prevent disease, so to become 100-percent tobacco-free not only makes sense, but it is the responsible thing to do for our community,” said Greg Starnes, CEO.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, October 16

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
    Friday, October 17

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Justin L. Virden, 40, RR 1, Ramsey, was arrested on Oct. 13 on a charge of production of cannabis plants. No bond information was listed.
    • Melissa C. Stevens, 36, RR 2, St. Elmo, was arrested on Oct. 14 on a charge of production of cannabis plants. No bond information was listed.
    • Louis J. Warren, 44, 356 W. Cumberland Road, Brownstown, was arrested on Oct. 13 on a charge of criminal damage to property more than $300. No bond information was listed.

  • Vandalia dog park is in the works

    The Vandalia Park District has agreed to work with the local animal rescue on a project that will benefit local dog owners.

  • Vandalia Memories

    This week's photo shows the building that we now know as the two-story Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 Home at 321 S. Seventh St. in Vandalia. Pictured here, it's the three-story Fehren mansion.


  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1989 – An estimated $39,000 was raised through the Family Y fundraiser “Putting On The Ritz” Saturday evening.
    Brownstown won the Egyptian-Illini Conference volleyball tournament held in Ramsey last week.
    Josephine Flood and Evelyn Faggetti were voting delegates from Vandalia who attended the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Conference held in Springfield.

    30 Years Ago