Today's News

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s photo: This boy is very athletic and gets along great with others, and the girl is a young bride looking forward to having a family.

  • Wrestlers at State
  • Patoka ousts South Central

    Patoka jumped out to an early lead in defeating South Central in regional play on Tuesday night at Odin.
    Jared Cain scored 20 points as four Warriors hit double figures in the regional win.
    Patoka led 9-6 after one quarter and outscored South Center 13-8 in the second to take a 22-14 lead into the locker room.
    The Warriors increased their lead with a 12-10 edge in the third quarter and sealed the win by holding a 27-20 edge in the fourth.
    Patoka – Ja. Cain 20, Belcher 15, S. Cain 10, T. Back 12, Dy. Back 2, Organ 2.

  • Mulberry Grove eliminates St. Elmo/Brownstown

    Mulberry Grove advanced to the second round of the regionals by defeating St. Elmo/Brownstown, 53-47, in an overtime contest on Monday.
    Ty James scored 18 points for the aces, and Austin Redfern added 15 as the Aces advanced to a second-round game against No. 1 seed Odin on Wednesday.
    Mulberry Grove scored seven points in the opening quarter while limiting the Eagles to a basket by Cole Smithson.

  • Senior Vandals Honored

    Vandalia Community High School honored the senior members of the boys basketball team prior to last Thursday's final home contest of the year.

    From left, with their parents, are Collin Nestleroad, Robby Lott, Austin Durbin and Drake Dokey.

  • Joins 1,000 Point Club

    Jered Cain of Patoka scored the 1,000th point of his high school basketball career when the Warriors hosted Sandoval on Feb. 6.

  • Vandals top Staunton in regional play

    Two weeks after losing to Staunton on a three-pointer with less than 10 seconds left in the game, the Vandals exacted their revenge on Monday night.


    Kendrick Woolsey had lost to his heavyweight opponent from Belleville Althoff twice this season, both times by the narrowest of margins. But, when his team needed it the most, Woolsey defeated Rodney Baker.

  • Pentecosts raise funds for Brazil church

    During the flight home from his first missions trip to Brazil in 2013, the Rev. Daniel McDonald, pastor of First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia, felt a calling to provide a church for a Brazil village.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Maurice A. Crouch III, 59, Salisbury, Md., was arrested on Feb. 23, on a charge of driving while his license was suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • A 14-year-old turned himself in on Feb. 23 on a petition to revoke his probation. The youth was taken to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center.
    • Nevin S. Scott, 24, Cumberland Road, St. Elmo, was arrested on Feb. 22 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,500.