Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Friday, October 15
    ✔ A country music dance will be held at the Patoka Service Center, 210 W. Bond St., Patoka. "Charlie's Jam" will perform. Admission is by donation.

    Saturday, October 16

    ✔ The Fayette County Health Department will hold an adult flu clinic from 10 a.m.-noon at First Christian Church in Vandalia.
    ✔ Fayette County Hospital will hold its annual Health and Safety Expo at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus. The fair is from 7 a.m.-noon, and blood draws are from 7-11 a.m.

  • Brownstown/St. Elmo co-op win SC Tourney

    The Brownstown/St. Elmo co-op eighth-grade girls basketball team won the South Central Eighth Grade Tournament last Friday. Team members are pictured. In front, from left to right: Tessa Philpot, Gabi Moore, Krystyn Fitch, Audrianna Pruett and Stefanie Sap. In back are: head coach Casie Bowman, Morgan Brown, Emily Bone, Elizabeth Biggs, Hallie Leigh and assistant coach Kathleen Rebbe.

  • JV football tops Southwestern

    Ryan Ambuehl runs past a Southwestern defender during Vandalia's 28-26 win Monday afternoon. The JV football team is now 6-1 on the season and will host Pana for its final game next Monday at 6 p.m.

  • Vandalia eighth-grade basketball scores (Oct. 7-12)

    Tuesday, Oct. 12
    at Pana
    Panthers 37
    Vandals 2

    Scoring – Mercedes Reynolds, 2 points.
    Team Record – 0-7

    Thursday, Oct. 7
    at Effingham Sacred Heart
    ESH 33
    Vandals 26

    Scoring – Reynolds, 21 points; Kate Evans, 3 points; Haley Cannon, 1 point; Elizabeth Miller, 1 point.

  • Vandalia seventh-grade basketball scores (Oct. 5-12)

    Tuesday, Oct. 12
    at Pana
    Vandals 32
    Panthers 22

    Scoring – Madelyn Hosick, 13 points; Karlie Bright, 11 points; Makayla Tinker, 6 points; Leah Francis, 2 points.
    Team Record – 8-0

    Thursday, Oct. 7
    at Effingham Sacred Heart
    Vandals 49
    ESH 2

    Scoring – Bright, 20 points; Hosick, 12 points; Francis, 6 points; Tinker, 6 points; Haley Bigelow, 3 points; Jalea Paslay, 2 points.
    Team Record – 7-0

  • Local volleyball results (Oct. 5-8)

    Thursday, Oct. 7
    vs. Teutopolis

    Set 1: THS 25, BHS 11
    Set 2: THS 25, BHS 21
    Kills – Morgan Stinebring, 6; Tara Johnson, 3; Bethany Oberlink, 3; Katy Satterthwaite, 3.
    Service Aces – Michaela Walk, 2.
    Digs – Johnson, 6; Brittany Kistler, 6.
    Record – 3-17 (0-10 NTC).

  • Vandal soccer loses at regionals

    Tuesday, Oct. 12
    at Mt. Carmel Regional
    Mt. Carmel 7
    Vandalia 0

    The Vandalia High School soccer team concluded its season on Tuesday, falling, 7-0, to Mt. Carmel in regional action.

    Senior Austa Keppler had nine saves during his final game in goal for the Vandals.

    Six other seniors played their final match for Vandalia, which recorded its lone win of the season against Christ Our Rock Lutheran on Sept. 16.

  • This week's local schedule (Oct. 13-18)

    Wednesday, Oct. 13
    Mulberry Grove at CORL, 6:15 p.m.

    Thursday Oct. 14
    Vandalia at Taylorville, 6 p.m.
    Ramsey at Centralia, 6:15 p.m.
    MTC Volleyball Tournament

    Friday, Oct. 15
    Vandalia at Pana, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 16
    Sectional at Effingham

    Monday, Oct. 17
    EIC Volleyball Tournament

  • Vandal tennis team set for sectional

    The Vandalia High School tennis team played three matches last week in final preparation for its sectional at Effingham this Friday and Saturday. Match times were not determined by press time.

    The Vandals finished the regular season with 5-11 record.

  • Vandalia volleyball squad visits FCH