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Today's News

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1997 - The Vandalia Main Street Board of Directors went to the Vandalia City Council to request $15,000, with the money to be used as startup funds for the program.
    Eleven members of the Vandalia wrestling team advanced to die individual sectional tournament. Of the 11, six won regional titles – Shane Graumenz, Michael Mabry, Hank Stout, Nathan Graumenz, Chad Wilson and Nick Cocagne.
    Gilbert Olive was installed is worshipful master of Vandalia Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F.&A.M.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: The New Year's Baby at Fayette County Hospital 38 years ago is pictured with an OB nurse at the hospital.

  • Worthy Abe winners

    In a tradition started more than 40 years ago, the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce has recognized two individuals who have gone the extra mile to help their community. And, as has been the case in past year, this year's recipients of the Abe Award have earned the recognition.
    Charlie Barenfanger has served the city of Vandalia as a member of its police pension board, and Fayette County as a member of the Fayette County Hospital District Board of Directors. Those are the types of service that has been visible to others.

  • T-Town ends Lady Vandals' season

    The Lady Vandals saw their season come to an end on Tuesday night, falling to the team ranked No. 2 in the state.

  • Buzzer beater

    A buzzer beater by Jered Cain on Saturday gave Patoka a 48-46 win over West Hancock in the Quincy Notre Dame Shootout and Warriors’ coach Joey Eddy his 200th career win on Saturday.
    Cain scored 22 points and teammate Garrett Belcher added 17 to lead the Warriors, who led 14-12 after one quarter, but were down by three, 28-25, at the half.
    Down by two heading into the final quarter, Patoka outscored West Hancock by four in the fourth to get the win.

  • Richardson, Warner advance to IHSA bowling sectional

    Two members of the Vandalia Community High School girls bowling team advanced to sectional competition as the team finished in seventh place in its first regional tournament.

  • 23 in a row

    Just how dominating were Vandalia’s wrestlers at the IHSA Regional Tournament at Lawrenceville on Saturday? Coach Jason Clay and his assistants were at the mat for the championship in 11 of 14 classes and also for third place in a 12th.

  • Volunteers make food pantry happen

    A few months ago, a group of citizens met in the basement of the Brownstown United Methodist Church in response to the invitation given by the UMC minister, the Rev. Don Thomas. He had a sincere wish for the community to have a ministry food pantry for anyone who needed food, and his invitation included the pastors and other representatives of the local churches.

  • No serious injuries in school bus crash

    A Vandalia man was ticketed for disobeying a stop sign following a collision with a Vandalia School District bus early Tuesday morning.

  • Swarm, Barenfanger given Abe Awards

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce on Saturday honored two individuals who have worked in different ways to help the community through their volunteer efforts.