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Today's News

  • Vandalia falls in rain-delayed football game

    Steady rains marred the second half of one of the biggest games on Vandalia's football schedule, as Carlinville's dominating rushing attack was too much for the Vandals to handle in a 32-14 loss on Friday.

    Brendan Stewart rushed for more than 200 yards and had touchdowns of 77 and 65 yards for Carlinville (2-0).

    Vandalia's scores came on a 2-yard run by Luke Smith in the first quarter and a 10-yard pass from Tim Ritchey to Ryan Ambuehl in the third quarter.

    Vandalia (1-1) travels to Staunton (2-0) next Friday.

  • 2012 VCHS yearbooks are in!

    The Vandalia Community High School Vandalois staff has announced that the 2012 yearbooks have arrived and will be handed out between 11-15 a.m. and 12:45 next Tuesday (Sept. 4) through Thursday in the VCHS cafeteria.

    They may also be picked up by calling the VCHS office, 283-5155, or by e-mailing adviser Amy Vieregge at avieregge@vandals.k.12.il.us.

  • Vandalia, South Central to play in Altamont Volleyball Tournament on Saturday

    The Vandalia and South Central High School volleyball teams will be playing in Saturday's Altamont Tournament. Both schools will be playing at Altamont Grade School.

    Vandalia's schedule is as follows:

    •8:30 a.m. vs. Beecher City

    •11:30 a.m. vs. Raymond-Lincolnwood

    •1:30 p.m. vs. South Central

    South Central's schedule is as follows:

    •9:30 a.m. vs. Raymond-Lincolnwood

    •10:30 a.m. vs. Beecher City

    •1:30 p.m. vs. Vandalia

  • Birthdays

    Geraldine Mosley Hipsher
    A card shower is being requested for Geraldine Mosley Hipsher, who will celebrate her birthday on Sept. 2.

  • Engagement

    Kayla Michelle Kern and Ryan Lee Ochs, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Engagement

    Jennifer Beausang and Wesley Hoffman, both of Collinsville, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of John and Jean Beausang of Collinsville.
    She graduated from Collinsville High School in 1999, and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a concentration on photojournalism.
    She is currently the manager of the Avalon Exchange store in the Delmar/University City loop in St. Louis.

  • Ehrat named CEO of HCA facility in Texas

    Vandalia native Michael Ehrat has been named chief executive officer of Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, Texas.

  • Fayette County 4-H'ers do well at state fair

    More than 2,500 4-H exhibits from across the state were evaluated and displayed during the Illinois State Fair, and Fayette County 4-H’ers were part of that exhibition, with 14 members making the long trip to Springfield on Monday, Aug. 13, to have their project work evaluated. They earned the right by being selected in the top of their divisions at the Fayette County 4-H Show June 29-30 in Brownstown.

  • Anniversary

    Donald “Jake” and Georgianne (Edwards) Tompkins of Smithboro will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15.

  • Anniversary

    Edward and Doris Helm of Vandalia will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7.


    Ed Helm and the former Doris Isbell were married at her parents’ home in Vandalia on Sept. 7, 1947.
    They are the parents of a daughter, Jan and her husband Pete Manuel of Marshall.
    They also have one grandson, Chris and wife Kim of Covington, Ga., and two great-granddaughters.
    A card shower is requested for the couple. Cards may be sent to: 2504 Whitler Lane, Vandalia, Ill. 62471