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Today's News

  • Vandals have tough time in shootout

    The Vandals closed the home portion of the summer season with just one win last Thursday and Friday in the final Vandal Shootout.

    Vandalia beat St. Elmo/Brownstown, 59-41, in pool play for its lone victory. The Vandals lost to Litchfield, 34-25, in the first round of the tournament, after having won the first round game in the three previous events this summer.

    Vandalia finished the final shootout at 1-6, and closed the summer at 9-23.

    Nashville topped Princeton, Ind., 32-13 to win the final shootout.

  • Jr. Legion headed to Greenville College tournament

    Vandalia will spend the weekend at the Greenville College Jr. Legion Tournament, playing two games this Friday and Saturday in the inaugural event.

    Post 95 is in Pool A, and will face Shelby County at noon on Friday and take on Highland at 8 p.m. Both games will be played at Robert E. Smith Field on the campus of Greenville College.

    On Saturday, Vandalia meets Teutopolis at 1 p.m. and Carlyle at 5 p.m., with both games at Greenville High School.

    Winners of each pool will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Robert E. Smith Field.

  • PHOTO: Iron Sharpens Iron Wrestling Camp

    The Vandalia High School wrestling team recently traveled to the Iron Sharpens Iron Camp in DeWitt, Iowa. The Vandals placed fifth among more than 30 teams in the camp's dual team tournament. 

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (July 3)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • PHOTO: Local Bowlers Win State Championship

    The women's bowling team sponsored by H&R Block of Vandalia was the handicap team winner of the Illinois Women's Bowling Association State Championships.

  • VFOD men's slo-pitch softball (June 30)

    Monday, June 30
    BCH Detailing 15, Roger Craig Welding 12
    BCH 4, RCW 3
    Montgomery 9, Copper Penny 8
    Copper Penny 13, Montgomery 9

    Standings
    •BCH, 10-4
    •RCW, 9-5
    •Montgomery, 5-7
    •Copper Penny, 5-7
    •Patoka, 3-9

  • Route 51 again open to traffic

    U.S. Route 51 between Patoka and Vernon is again open to traffic.

    A Marathon Pipeline spokesman at the scene of a Sunday leak at the Patoka Tank Farm said that Route 51 was reopened at 8 a.m. today (Monday).

    Angela Graves of Marathon said Monday morning that the company is estimated that about 1,000 barrels of crude oil were leaked, adding that it is "a rough estimate."

    Cleanup of the site, she said, would likely take several days to complete.

  • Food Bank at VCHS on Saturday; volunteers needed

     

  • Virden-35 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Virden celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday.
    Friends and family are invited to honor the couple at an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Rehoboth Baptist Church camp, located five miles north of Vandalia on U.S. Route 51 or five miles south of Ramsey.
    The former Iris Hughes, daughter of the late Marion and Marjorie Hughes of Rosamond, and Dennis Virden, son of the late Ralph and Verna Virden of Ramsey, were married on June 23, 1979, in Pana.

  • Snow-45 years

    Don and Vicky Snow of Jacksonville will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on July 20.