Today's News

  • Meyer, Gordon place at Carbondale

    The Vandalia Community High School boys track squad competed at Carbondale this Saturday.
    They brought home two placing performances, with Curtis Gordon continuing his early-season success in the pole vault, bringing home first place with a vault of 13 feet, 6 inches.
    Ethan Meyer also placed, finishing sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 42 feet, 11 inches.

  • Junior Wrestlers advance three to sectionals

    The Junior Vandals wrestling club participated at sectionals at Highland High School on Saturday. Between the Intermediate, Novice and Senior division, Vandalia placed eight wrestlers, with two first-place finishes.
    Finishing first were Logan Nance at 95 pounds in the Novice Division, and Anthony Enlow at 275 pounds in the Senior Division.  Nance won his championship match by 3-0 decision, while Enlow was able to secure a fall.

    Other Individual Results

  • Area players earn spots on all-conference teams

    Both the Vandalia girls and boys basketball teams were well represented on the South Central all-conference teams.
    For the boys, Junior Richie Well was named to the all-conference first team, while sophomore Nathan Casey was selected to the third team.
    For the girls, Senior Makayla Tinker, the Lady Vandals’ leading scorer, and Madelyn Hosick were selected to the all-conference second team, while Karlie Bright earned a spot on the third team.

  • Patoka's record-breaking season comes to an end


  • Sectional Champs


  • Rauner in Vandalia on Monday
  • UPDATED: Arrest made in child abuse case

    Updated:  Aubree Hammer, 23, of Vandalia, was arrested by the Granite City Police Department today and transported back to the Fayette County Jail on the warrant for aggravated battery to a child with great bodily harm or permeant disability. Bond is set at one million dollars.  I have attached the booking photo and previous press releases.

  • Frogtown News

    Lifelong St. Peter resident Leonard Rubin died on Friday of last week. His funeral was held on Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 172.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Christopher Greenwood was the acolyte.
    Attending elders were Brien Guy and Paul Reynolds.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Zoe Hoehler
    -Doris Wollin
    • Those with long-term health concerns:
    -Merle Crain

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, March 3
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, March 5
    • St. Elmo Lions Club’s annual pancake and sausage breakfast, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Phillips Building. Cost is $5 per person. There also will be a 50/50 drawing to help with the scholarship fund.
    Sunday, March 6

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    No *S.O.S. reports this week
    The S.O.S. (*Signs of Spring) reports came to a halt this week.
    Dave Arnold’s account of the premature mosquito attack was the last report. As Dave is Brownstown’s resident (an honor, and gift, passed on to him from his aunt, the late Ruby Goldsboro) we figured a bit of poetry and prose would be forthcoming about the experience, but thus far, we have heard no more from him. He is a soul brother, because he appreciates the good things in life, such as morel mushrooms, about which he once wrote a poem … and …