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Today's News

  • Sports Roundup

    GOLF
    The Vandalia boys golf team beat Greenville and was edged by Breese Central in a triangular match on Monday at Greenville Country Club.
    Breese Central won the triangular with a 185 total, followed by Vandalia at 187 and Greenville at 212.
    Vandalia’s Scott Shulman was the match medalist with a 42. Other Vandalia scores: Nathaniel Weaver 46, Connor Satterthwaite 49 and Bryce Dunn 50.
    Vandalia stands at 7-5 on the season.

    The Vandal golfers lost to North Mac in a home match last Thursday, 180-184.

  • Area Baseball

    South Central 6, WSS 4
    South Central scored three runs in the sixth inning and once in the seventh to defeat Windsor/Stew-Stras in a road contest on Tuesday.
    Hunter Brandt gave up four runs on six hits while striking out five, and Trent Geiler held WSS to one hit in two innings of work to pick up the win.
    South Central – Dodson 2-4, 1 run, double, 1 RBI; Geiler 2-3, 2 runs; Brandt 1-4, 1 run; Matheny 1-3, double, 2 RBI; McCown 0-4; C. Blomberg 2-3, 1 RBI; J. Blomberg 1-2, 1 run; Roberts 0-3, 1 run; Lotz 0-2.
    Teutopolis 10, South Central 0

  • Laack advances to IESA State Golf Tournament for second straight year

    Vandalia’s Chase Laack advanced to the Illinois Elementary School Association State Golf Tournament for the second straight year with a fourth-place finish at the Sectional Tournament last Tuesday.

  • VJHS Wins Regional Opener

    The Vandalia Junior High School baseball team advanced to the second round in regional play with a 2-1 win over Alton in Vandalia on Tuesday afternoon. In defeating the fifth-seeded Alton, the fourth-seeded Vandals now face Edwardsville Lincoln at Greenville Junior High at 10 a.m. on Saturday. In the first photo, the Vandals Matthew Hagy successfully lays down a sacrifice bunt on Tuesday. In the second photo, winning pitcher Jayden Lotz fires a pitch while shortstop Owen Miller gets ready to field.

  • Lady Vandals 2-3 at tourney, SEB 3-2

    The Lady Vandals went 2-3 at A Grace Filled Tournament over the weekend.

  • Penalties, turnovers hurt Vandals in loss

    Reasons for the Vandals loss to Greenville in the annual Pink Bowl game on Friday at Mark Greer Field could, in part, be summarized by the Comets’ winning drive in the fourth quarter.

  • St. Elmo Firefighters Participate in 9/11 Ceremony

    Members of the St. Elmo Fire Department again participated in the 9/11 Memorial Climb and Ceremony hosted by HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    Members of the St. Elmo Fire Department who participated as the MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) honor guard were Chief Doug Engeljohn, Jim Giffin and Karen Wegscheid, and firefighter Josh Fulk who participated in the 110-Story Climb.

  • Live Line Demonstration
  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Steven W. Kazee Jr., 47, Trenton, Ky., was arrested on Sept. 11 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Charles W. Leidner, 33, 1103 W. Tower St., Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 11 for an alleged probation violation. No bond information was listed.
    • Kassandra W. Shelton, 19, was arrested on Sept. 11 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and operation of a vehicle with registration suspended. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, September 14

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at the Legion Home. The executive board meets at 5:30 p.m., and the regular meeting is at 6 p.m.