Today's News

  • Former St. Elmo athlete to be inducted to Murray State HOF

    A former St. Elmo athlete will be inducted into the Murray State University Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday.

    Bob Doty, a standout track athlete, will be one of six former athletes inducted this year.

    During his senior season at St. Elmo in 1959, Doty won a state championship in the 100-yard dash and was the state runner-up in the 220-yard dash.

    He also still holds St. Elmo records in those 100- and 200-meter dashes, with times of 10.8 and 22.4 seconds, respectively.

  • Registration begins for spring programs at Family YMCA

    The Fayette County Family YMCA has several upcoming events and sports leagues.

    For more information regarding any of the following programs or to register, contact the YMCA at 283-1258.

    •Registration for the spring soccer season has begun, with the deadline to register being Saturday, Feb. 25.

    The cost is $25 for YMCA members, and $50 for nonmembers, and each player will receive a T-shirt that will serve as their uniform. A late registration fee of $20 will be charged for anyone who registers between Feb. 25 and Feb. 28.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    Evergreen Outreach was back at First United Methodist Church this week.
    Cindy Hunter, the leader for the week, welcomed everyone. The crowd enjoyed the fantastic music of SoftFire, as David and Patricia Pence played a variety of songs, including “Jesus, Prince of Peace,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “Onward Christian Soldiers,” “At the Cross” and “Power in the Blood.”

  • South Central takes third place at MTC Tournament

    The South Central boys may be at a turning point in their season.

    Coming into the Midland Trail Conference Tournament as a No. 5 seed, the Cougars upset second-seeded Cisne, 43-31, to take third place on Saturday.

    South Central (6-14) got a game-high 17 points from senior Colby Bushue, who scored 10 of those points during the fourth quarter.

    In the final period, the Cougars outscored Cisne, 21-8, to secure the victory.

    Cisne had led through most of the first half, including a four-point advantage at halftime.

  • Minister's Forum

    I was listening to a talk radio station in the car where the host of this particular program was interviewing a person who was working toward getting the word “God” out of the pledge of allegiance.

  • Eighth-Grade Tourney Begins

    The Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade boys basketball tournament got under way on Monday and Tuesday. The eight-team tournament will be decided on Thursday, with the championship game beginning at 7:15 p.m. at VJHS.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Jan. 26)

    Monday, Jan. 23
    at CORL Tourney
    Patoka 61
    Mulberry Grove 46
    MGHS: 7-6-18-15—46
    PHS:  12-11-13-19—61
    Points: Johnnie Clift, 22; Brandon Budds, 13; Drew Back, 6; Quinn Wadkins, 6; Donaldson, 5; Jake Orrell, 4; Jacob Jenkins, 3; Seth Allen, 2.
    Record: 6-13
    Points: Derek Phillips, 14; Devonta Williamson, 13; Christian Dawson, 5; Nate Ketchem, 5; Jordan Miller, 5; John Rickman, 4.
    Record: 3-14

  • A Banner Day

    When she was at Vandalia High School, Laurie Mabry didn’t have the opportunity to play on sports teams that competed against teams from other schools.

  • Birth

    Adelynn Mae Bowling
    Jake and Kristen Bowling of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Anniversary

    The Rev. Ernest and Joyce Flowers will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.
    Their children will be joining them for their anniversary weekend.