Today's News

  • News Briefs-Jan. 20, 2011

    Pregnancy Center planning banquet

    The Lighthouse Pregnancy Center has begun planning its annual fundraising banquet, which will be held early this spring.
    The banquet committee is looking for volunteers to help put together this event. Anyone interested in helping with this project should call the center, 283-8750.
    The next banquet planning meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the center, which is located at 1121 N. Sixth St. in Vandalia.

    Benefit for Kay Kistler is this Saturday

  • Fire Reports-Jan. 20, 2011

    • Vandalia firefighters were called at 10:24 p.m. last Wednesday to Travelodge, 1500 N. Eighth St., after a passerby noticed smoke coming from one of the room.
    The fire was contained to a heating unit and chair, but the entire room sustained smoke and water damage. Fire officials estimated the damage at $15,000.
    A maintenance employee occupied that room had left earlier in the evening.
    The cause of the fire was undetermined.
    Twenty-one firefighters responded, and they were at the scene for about 40 minutes.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Jan. 20, 2011

    • Ryan K. Borbely, 21, 920 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 18 on a charge of disorderly conduct/breach of peace. Bond was $1,000.
    • David L. Huddlestun, 25, Herrick, was arrested on Jan. 17 on a charge of possession of drug equipment. Bond was $1,500.
    • Jennifer D. Cottrell-Jagels, 44, Granite City, was arrested on Jan. 17 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked and violating Scott’s Law. Bond was $1,500.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, January 20

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ 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. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.

  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders (Jan. 20)
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders (Jan. 20)
  • Jr. Club wrestlers battle in Springfield

    The Vandalia Jr. Club wrestlers competed at the IKWF Jon Davis Memorial Open Tournament in Springfield on Sunday.

    Approximately 1,400 wrestlers competed during the tournament.

    The following individuals participated for Vandalia:

  • VJHS volleyball opens season

    The Vandalia seventh-grade volleyball team opened its season by finishing seventh at the Edwardsville Lincoln Tournament on Saturday.

    Vandalia was 0-3 in pool play, but defeated Southwestern in the seventh-place match, 19-25, 25-21, 15-10.

    Its opponents in pool play were:

    •Edwardsville Liberty: 16-25, 22-25
    •St. Norbert: 15-25, 13-25
    •Lovejoy: 13-25, 21-25

    Mindy Ritchey paced the Vandals with 25 service points and six service aces. Faye Etcheson had nine service points and five service aces.

  • NTC Tournament opens Monday

    The 2011 National Trail Conference boys basketball tournament will open with play-in games on Monday at Altamont.

    St. Elmo, the No. 9 seed, will face eighth-seeded Beecher City at 5 p.m.

    The Eagles defeated Beecher City, 77-65, on Dec. 17 at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    The winner will face No. 1 Teutopolis on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.

    Brownstown drew the No. 11 seed and opens play at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday against No. 6 Stew-Stras.

  • Boys Basketball Briefs

    Tompkins records triple-double