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Today's News

  • Mulberry Grove edges Vandalia on Tuesday

    Mulberry Grove fought off a late comeback by Vandalia to record a 10-9 win over the Vandals on Tuesday.
    Vandalia jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first, but the Aces scored five times in the second and three more in the third, adding a final run in the fifth.

  • Vandals to play at Busch Stadium

    Reduced-price tickets are now on sale for the St. Louis Cardinals game with the Pittsburg Pirates, followed by a game featuring the Vandalia Vandals baseball team, on Sunday afternoon, June 25.
    The Cardinals are facing the Pirates in a 1:15 p.m. game, after which the Vandals will play Burlington (Iowa) Notre Dame. The high school contest is scheduled to begin 45 minutes after the conclusion of the Cardinals game.
    Fans on hand for the high school game will be allowed to move down to the lower seat immediately after the Cardinals game.

  • Smalls breaks record again

    A month after breaking the school record in the long jump, Vandalia’s Trevor Smalls did it again.

  • Lady Vandals edge SEB for first win

    The Lady Vandals picked up their first win of the season on Tuesday, edging St. Elmo/Brownstown in an extra-inning contest.

  • Baker's new sentence is 85 years

    The 22-year-old man who initially was given a life sentence for murdering a neighbor couple in Loogootee about 6½ years ago on Monday was given what the judge termed “a de facto life sentence.”

  • Putting faces to the mural

    The faces that will appear in Vandalia’s first professional painted mural have been chosen.
    Members of the Vandalia Mural Committee met at Denny’s on Tuesday afternoon to draw the winners from among those who purchased tickets in the raffle held to help fund the city’s first mural.

  • Few races, low turnout Tuesday

    With very few races on the ballot throughout Fayette County, it’s no surprise that voter turnout was low for Tuesday’s consolidated election.

  • Cardinals return to Brownstown

    There was excitement and anticipation in the air at the Brownstown Elementary School last Tuesday as one walked down the hallway lined with red. That is, red in the form of brightly colored pictures and drawings of Fredbird and other St. Louis Cardinals-related pictures, all drawn and colored by BES students.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Adena M. Eltzroth, 34, 1328 N. Seventh St., Vandalia, was arrested on April 3 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • Daniel N. Fortman, 53, Centralia, was arrested on April 3 on a charge of criminal trespass to real property. Bond was $1,500.
    • Jeremy C. Landreth, 37, 304 N. Oak St., Farina, was arrested on April 3 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Jerry A. Koonce, 65, 1562 N. 75 St., Mulberry Grove, was arrested on April 3 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 30

    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

    Friday, April 7

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Teen Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. Teens interested in joining the board should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.