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Today's News

  • Four Vandals bring home state medals

    Four of the six Vandalia wrestlers advancing the IHSA Individual State Tournament over the weekend brought home medals.

  • Back in the quarterfinals

    Vandalia’s wrestlers recorded nine pins in defeating Murphysboro and advancing the state tournament quarterfinals for the 20th time in program history on Tuesday at Benton.

  • Vandals will face IC Catholic

    With the sectional win over Murphysboro over on Tuesday night, Vandalia returns to the state quarterfinals for the 20th time.
    In the first round, at 9 a.m. at Grossinger Motors Arena (formerly U.S. Cellular Coliseum) in Bloomington, the Vandals will square off against Elmhurst (IC Catholic), a 57-21 winner over Lansing (Illiana Christian) on Tuesday at the Elmhurst Sectional.
    The winner of that match is assured a trophy, with the semifinals set for 2 p.m. and the finals set for 6 p.m.

  • Black's book tells of journey with daughter's cancer

    “We returned to her room. Reality was setting in that we may lose our little girl. I called my parents and told them that we needed someone to hold us together.

  • Vandalia Police

    Feb. 12
    • 3:52 a.m. – Police took a report of theft in the 400 block of West Gallatin Street.
    • 5:14 p.m. – Police arrested Carolyn E. Tedrick, 27, of Kinmundy, in the 1000 block of West Edwards Street on charges of possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct.
    • 5:22 p.m. – Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 1000 block of Burtschi Street. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the Fayette County Hospital emergency room for treatment. No further information was available.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Denise L. White, 36, Beecher City, was arrested on Feb. 20 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.
    Noah A. Kozak, 19, 630 S. Fifth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 20 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Hunter W. Haaz, 26, 985 E. 2500 Ave., Ramsey, was arrested on Feb. 19 on charges of violating child sex offender registration and unlawful use or possession of a weapon. He was released on a $15,000 personal recognizance bond.

  • Six headed to State
  • Third-graders advance to state
  • Four Vandal Gridders Going On To The Next Level

    Four members of the record-setting Vandalia Community High School 2017 football squad signed letters of intent to continue playing football.

    Marcus Zimmerman signed to play at McKendree College in Lebanon, Ethan Bayles signed to play at Upper Iowa in Fayette, Iowa, and Chandler Boyd and Dylan Garrett signed with Eureka College in Eureka. They were members of the first VCHS fooatball team to advance to the third round of the state playoffs, defeating Fairfield and rival Greenville in the first two rounds.

  • Advances in 3-Point Contest