Today's News

  • Vandals Sports Boosters Donate $15,000
  • Helping Roxana Student Fight Cancer
  • Lady Vandals win on Senior Night

    On the night that they honored their seniors, the Lady Vandals dispatched Gillespie in two games on Tuesday, 25-18, 25-19.
    The win puts the Lady Vandals at 17-10 on the season and 5-3 in South Central Conference play.
    Honored prior to the match, with their parents, were seniors Sydney Austin, Emalee Hall, Bailey Younker, Taylor Gelsinger, Shelbi Stewart, Katie Tarkington and Carlie Wilkerson.

  • Vandals roll to 55-8 win over Shells

    Recovering from an early defensive lapse and fumble, the Vandals rolled to an easy win against Roxana and improved to 6-2 on Friday.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Michael J. Burns, 41, Livingston, was arrested on Oct. 16 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • Noah A. Kozak, 19, 630 S. Fifth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 16 on a charge of criminal damage to property. Bond was $1,500, and he was released at the order of a judge.
    • Audra L. Daugherty, 25, 1802 E. 2400 Ave., Brownstown, was arrested on Ocgt. 16 on a charge of concealing/aiding a fugitive. No bond information was listed.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

    There is no photo this week.
    Last week's photo: Amanda Habing Jerden. It was incorrectly stated last week that Amanda works for AirEvac; she works for ARCH. We apologize for the error.
    Identifying her were: Rick and Brenda Yarbrough.
    This week’s Scrambler: dimosw teismteonf sotscnsi fo wkingon awth ot od xent.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: Pessimism never won any battle.

  • Volunteers, support needed

    It was just last week in this space that we noted the number of volunteers that made for a successful homecoming week in Vandalia. Now, we note the need for volunteers and support for upcoming projects and events in the community.
    For example, we have learned that volunteers are badly needed for Second Chance Animal Rescue. That program has been successfully adopting dogs with families and individuals for more than a decade.

  • Bibles help preserve our history

    One of the fun things I get to do as chair of the publications committee of the Fayette County Genealogical & Historical Society is come up with ideas of material that we can publish and, therein, earn money to support our programs.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Longhorn Cowgirls Enjoying Cooler Weather
    Longhorn cows are survivors. We have read that they can survive on the barest of necessities, such as poor food supply and eating briers and weeds, and have thrived on such poor nutrition.
    Our cowgirls’ survival skills have never been put to the test. Here on the Homestead, they have always had hay and grain supplied to supplement the pasture when the grass is brown and dry from lack of rain … and I have never seen them yet munching on weeds.