Today's News

  • Greenville tops Vandals at regional

    Zach Schaal held Greenville to just two hits while also contributing offensively, but a mid-game defensive miscue put an end to the Vandals season on Monday.

  • BES seventh-graders 3rd at state

    The seventh-grade Brownstown-St. Elmo girls track team capped a successful season by taking third place at the Illinois Elementary School Association 7A State Track Meet on Saturday in East Peoria.

  • Meyer, Miller headed to state track meet

    Vandalia’s Emma Meyer and Anna Miller advanced to the state track and field meet with their performances at the Gillespie Sectional last Wednesday.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    Ethan E. Rickman, 25, 305 Pierce St., Mulberry Grove, was arrested on May 19 for failure to appear in court on a traffic charge. Bond was $1,000.
    Sharon S. Martin, 30, 1410 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on May 19 for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving while her license is revoked. Bond was $2,500, and she was released on a personal recognizance bond.
    Chelsea M. Clift, 21, Centralia, turned herself in on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of speeding. Bond was $1,500.

  • Biellier stays busy with puzzles, gardening

    Carlos Biellier served the United States in field artillery in both World War II and Korea.
    He joined the Merchant Marines when he was still very young, and when he returned to civilian life, he worked, as he put it,  “as a manure salesman,” which was downplaying his profession, for 24 years.

  • Meyer, Miller advance to state track meet

    Emma Meyer, in the pole vault and 100-meter run, and Anna Miller, in the 300-meter hurdles, advanced to the state track meet next week in Charleston

  • Electronic recycling during Cleanup Week in Vandalia


  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s photo: These three brothers from the Ramsey area are shown in a photograph taken in the late 1940s.

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1990 –  Brandon Nash, 13, of Ramsey, drowned in the rain-swollen Ramsey Creek.
    High-straight winds or a tornado did damage to buildings in Mulberry Grove, Farina, Vandalia and Ramsey during the past week.
    Jim Lewis was named assistant principal at Vandalia Community High School, replacing the late Walt Leidner.
    Former St. Peter mayor and businessman Armin “Shorty” Hotz, died at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
    Mike Butler was hired as girls basketball coach at Vandalia Community High School.

  • Vandalia Memories

    The photo above was taken when fire destroyed the five-story Evans Hotel in 1969. The hotel, with the Abe Lincoln Cafe on the first floor, was located at the northwest corner of Fifth and Gallatin streets.