Today's News

  • Patoka tops Mulberry Grove for regional volleyball title

    The Patoka High School volleyball team defeated Mulberry Grove 25-18, 25-17 in the championship game of the Class 1A Mulberry Grove Regional on Thursday night.
    The win propels Patoka into Tuesday's Louisville North Clay Sectional, where they'll play Woodlawn at 5:30 p.m.
    Both sets were close and back and forth on Thursday, but Patoka pulled out the victory to advance.
    Mulberry Grove's season came to an end with the loss.

  • Three fatalities in car-train wreck identified

    Three individuals were killed when the SUV they were in was struck by an eastbound train at the Sixth Street crossing in downtown Vandalia shortly before the start of the Halloween parade.

    Two other individuals in the vehicle were seriously injured and airlifted to a metropolitan hospital.

    Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen identified the three fatalities as 10-year-old Abby Wisnasky; her brother, 13-year-old Drake Wisnasky; and a stepsister, 18-year-old Alyssa Sewell.

  • Three dead after train-vehicle accident

    Three people were killed and two seriously injured as a result of a train-vehicle accident at the Sixth Street crossing just before 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday).

    Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen said two of the people who were fatally injuried were in the vehicle hit by the train. Bowen said the vehicle was between the downed crossing gates as the train approached.

    The third fatality was a pedestrian who was on the sidewalk on the east side of Sixth Street as the accident occurred, Bowen said.

  • Full slate of Halloween activities on Friday

    • The Vandalia Swimming Pool staff will offer “Nightmare on Eighth Street,” a haunted house in the former Washington School on Eighth Street, on Thursday after the parade, until 10:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8-11 p.m.
    Admission is $6, with all proceeds going toward the swimming pool renovation project.
    • The city of Vandalia will allow trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m.

  • Soccer Awards

    Players on the Vandalia soccer squad who were honored last Tuesday are pictured.

    From left are: Ryan Fiscus, Iron Man Award; Blake Torbeck, MVP; Austin Durbin, Hustle Award and Most Goals; Nic Wollerman, Iron Man Award and Craig Spearman, Most Assists.

  • SEB, Lady Vandals lose in regional

    St. Elmo/Brownstown saw their season come to an end on Monday, and the next night, the Lady Vandals were knocked out of postseason play.

  • Blythe beaten in two matches at state meet

    Vandalia’s Hannah Blythe entered her second straight appearance in the state tennis tournament on Friday with a perfect record, but fell in two matches.

  • Vandals fall to unbeaten Comets

    The Vandals knew that they would be facing a talented Greenville team in their final regular season contest on Friday. And the Comets proved on the first play from scrimmage that they were ready to finish the season undefeated.

  • Vandalia Memories

    This photo, posted on Vandalia Memories by Gloria Durbin of Gloria's Christian & Office Supply, shows the building that now houses her business in the 200 block of South Fourth Street.

    The space that now houses her business was a cafe at the time of the photo, and the right side was a boot and shoe repair shop, according to Vandalia Memories administrator Kathy Schultz.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1994 – Officials with the city of Vandalia and Illinois Department of Corrections met for a preliminary design meeting for the new work camp at Vandalia Correctional Center.
    Roy Pulver, the retired supervisor of assessments for Clinton County, was getting ready to end his term as interim supervisor of assessments for Fayette County.
    He was appointed after long-time supervisor Lyle Ballance retired, and would step down when Cindi Lotz was sworn into office on Dec. 1.