Today's News

  • High School Sports Briefs (May 26)

    Coach Brown to hold volleyball camp at VCHS

    Vandalia High School volleyball coach Allison Brown will hold a volleyball camp at the high school for children who were in grades K-8 during the 2010-11 school year.

    The camps will run from Tuesday, May 31-Friday, June 3, with grades K-4 from 4-5:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 from 5:30-7 p.m.

    The cost is $30 per individual, and $25 each for households with more than one child.

    Registration forms are available at the school and individuals can also sign up on the first day of camp.

  • Junior High State Track Results

    Vandalia Boys
    at IESA Class AA State

    •Ethan Meyer, 200-meter dash, 31st (0:26.21)
    •Ben Strobel, 1,600-meter run, 16th (5:03.4)
    •Luke Hollinshead, shot put, 26th (39 feet, 9 1/2 inches)
    •Ryan Bayles, long jump, 31st (17 feet, 8 3/4 inches)

  • Community Sports Briefs (May 26)

    Sprint cars to race in Brownstown

    A special show on Friday at the Fayette County Speedway will feature the Monster Energy Sprint Car Series 410 winged sprints.

    Additional classes running are: Crate Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets and Team Cars.

    The gates open at 5 p.m., the draw closes at 7 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and the racing immediately follows hot laps.

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-pitch Softball

    Wednesday, May 18
    Game 1
    Buckstop Archery 19
    Keck's Marsh 5
    •Blankenship, Hipsher and Ju. Atwood, Buckstop, HR; Laack, Keck's, HR and 2B

    Game 2
    Buckstop 11
    Keck's 4
    •Ray, Keck's, HR

    Game 3
    Boley Mobile Home 16
    Oldsmith Farms 0
    •Smalls, Boley, HR; Thiele, Boley, 2B

    Game 4
    Boley 15
    Oldsmith 3
    •Smalls, Boley, HR; Gray, Boley, HR and 2B; Thompson, Oldsmith, 2B

  • Fayette County Speedway Results (May 20)

    Crate Late Model - 8 cars
    Heat 1        
    1    55    Daniel Heck
    2    59R    Aaron Heck
    3    6    Troy English
    4    59    Danny Jolly
    1    59R    Aaron Heck
    2    55    Daniel Heck
    3    6    Troy English

  • Open Bass Tournament

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held an Open Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, May 7.

  • Birthday

    Otis Parkison
    Otis Parkison will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, at the Liberty Christian Church fellowship hall in rural Brownstown. Cards may be sent to RR 1, Box 41, Brownstown, Ill. 62418.

  • Births

    Stella Mae Matlock
    Rich and Danielle Matlock of Vandalia are the parents of girl born at 7:54 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Anniversary

    Edwin and Margaret Adermann of Vandalia will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    Edwin Adermann and the former Lola Margaret Oberg were married on May 29, 1946, at the home of the Rev. A.C. Meir.
    Their attendants were August Adermann and the late Irene Rebbe.
    They are the parents of three children: Genny Matzker, Merle Adermann and Nori Pruitt.
    Cards may be sent to them at: 1810 N. Eighth St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Anniversary

    A card shower has been requested for Victor and Betty Hill, who will be celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    Cards may be sent to them at: 1515 W. Madison St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.