Today's News

  • Patoka's early scoring leads to lopsided victory at Vandalia

    VANDALIA – The Warriors opened the season with more losses than they would have preferred, but a big win at Vandalia on Monday may get things going in the right direction.

    Patoka scored 10 runs in the first inning and cruised to a 13-1 win at Vandalia Mutual Field, getting a complete game from senior Johnnie Clift and hits from almost every hitter in the lineup.

  • Clift is EIC MVP

    Patoka senior Johnnie Clift was a unanimous selection, earning Most Valuable Player honors in the Egyptian-Illini Conference to lead seven players on the basketball all-conference team.

    Clift averaged 17.5 points per game in the six conference games to lead the Warriors to the EIC championship.

  • Area Prep Roundup (April 3)


    The Bombers again struggled to find their offense on Tuesday, getting just four hits in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Neoga.

    Brownstown/St. Elmo has not had more than five hits in any game this season, but still holds a 3-4 record by taking advantage of its strong pitching and base running.

    Sophomore Noah Flowers struck out six in 5 1/3 innings of work, but Neoga (4-0-1) had four doubles in the game that helped lead to a pair of three-run innings.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (April 3)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • Sports Briefs (April 3)

    C-Bar Rodeo holding Capitol show

    Farina-based C-Bar Rodeo Co. is hosting the second annual Clash at the Capitol rodeo at the coliseum on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on April 11 and 12.

    Featured at the event is championship bull riding and barrel racing, with the event to begin at 7 p.m. each night.

    Trick and roman rider Dusti Lynn Crain, a St. Peter native who performs at the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will be participating at the Springfield event.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia wrestling awards

    The Vandalia wrestling team last Thursday held its awards banquet at the Moose Lodge, and coach Jason Clay handed out several awards.

  • Backing the Brownstown Backpack Program

    Winners in the 5K walk/run held on Saturday to raise funds for the Brownstown Schools Backpack Program are pictured.

    In the first photo, from left, are: Susan Murphy, female ugliest Christmas sweater winner; Brownstown Superintendent Adam Bussard, male race winner; and Amber Schnarre, female race winner. In the second photo is Andy Powell, male ugliest Christmas sweater winner.

  • Honor Roll

    Third Quarter
    High Honors
    Fifth grade-Abbigail Beck, Brooke Benjoff, Makaylee Berner, Addison Eddy, Brenna Hayes and Gretta Simon.
    Sixth grade-Kendell Adermann, Andrew Carroll, Madison Compton, Emily Hicks, Madison Miller, Amber Pease, Shay Peterson, Cecelia Ritter, Hayden Seaton, Samantha Stokes and Halli Troxell.
    Seventh grade-None.
    Eighth grade-Britney Bolyard.
    Fifth grade-Melany Challans, Ean Forbus, Chloe Hill, Matthew Lay, Blain Marx and Ronnie Roley.

  • FCHD gives immunization information

    Many providers are seeing Illinois students for school physicals and immunizations for the upcoming fall enrollment. The following from the Fayette County Health Department is a reminder of Administrative Code changes impacting immunization requirements effective this fall.
    Below are the new requirements as well as a web link for additional information:

  • The Mouse That Roared

    Students at Vandalia Community High School presented "The Mouse That Roared" last Friday and Saturday.