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Today's News

  • Circle K request nixed

    A request from Circle K for a license that would allow gaming devices and the sale of liquor at its Vandalia store died quietly on Monday evening.
    There was silence when Mayor Rick Gottman asked if there was a second on a motion by Alderman Jerry Swarm to increase the number of Class A business licenses from one to two.
    Three times Gottman asked for a second on the motion, and three times, there was no response.
    With that, Circle K’s request was rejected.

  • County fund transfer voted down

    In recent years, members of the Fayette County Board have said that they have got to stop using money set aside for capital improvements to meet payroll and other expenses.
    On Tuesday night, they voted to do just that … at least for the time being.
    After a 45-minute discussion, the board voted 8-4 to reject a plan to transfer $250,000 from the capital improvement fund for regular expenses.

  • Miller hopes eye test will earn him a chance to play college baseball

    ROBINSON – In a baseball era driven by statistical analysis, it’s easy to categorize a player’s hitting ability.

    Punch a few numbers into a spreadsheet after each game, and it will generate his .329 batting average or his .381 on-base percentage or countless other figures developed to help tell how much value a player brings to his team.

  • Post 95 reigns supreme

    Connor Beasley has found his groove again.

    Beasley fired his first complete game shutout of the summer in last Saturday’s championship game of the inaugural Robinson Sr. Legion Wounded Warriors Tournament, a 4-0 win against Tennessee.

    It was Beasley’s second appearance of the tournament, after having allowed 10 earned runs over 8 2/3 innings in his last three appearances.

    He pitched three perfect innings on 37 pitches in last Thursday’s 18-2 win against short-handed Teutopolis in Post 95’s first game of pool play.

  • Post 95 earns share of District title

    Though neither team knew it at the time, the second game of last Tuesday’s doubleheader against Salem ended up counting in the District standings.

    A doubleheader at Salem was scheduled for Sunday, with the first game to count in the District standings, but those games were canceled.

    It was decided on Tuesday night that Vandalia’s 16-12 win from last Tuesday night would be a District game, giving Post 95 at least a share of the regular-season title.

  • Post 95 goes 2-2 at Greenville College Jr. Legion Tournament

    VANDALIA – Post 95 took a tough loss in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Breese.

    Noah Murray had Vandalia’s lone hit and Breese had an eight-run first and a six-run fifth to take a 15-0 win.

    Nic Hollenkamp retired 15 straight batters after Murray led off the bottom of the first with an infield single and Austin Hoehn drew a five-pitch walk.

  • National tour thrills at county speedway

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    The UMP Summer National tour made its annual stop at Fayette County Speedway last Friday night, ushering in the track’s biggest night of the year.  

    The Summer National “Hell Tour” is an annual endurance series, which races 33 nights at 33 different tracks throughout the Midwest over 39 straight days.

    Off days are for extended travel, so no rest for wicked, right?  

  • PHOTOS: Another Alumni Softball Battle

    The Vandalia High School summer softball team and alumni met for a doubleheader on Tuesday

  • VHC releases info on school physicals

    Summertime means baseball, picnics and pooltime – and the kickoff to school and sports physical season. Yet, in the midst of the fun, physicals are often forgotten until school is right around the corner.
    And if a child doesn’t have a physical on record by the start of the school year, he or she could miss out on the upcoming fall sports season or even be subject to exclusion from school if an exam is not completed by Oct. 15.

  • KC Drawing Class