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Today's News

  • Greenville's depth too much for Vandalia

    Greenville simply had too much firepower for the Vandalia Vandals.
    Taking advantage of its depth, size and athleticism, Greenville hammered Vandalia, 73-46, on Friday night in front a jam-packed VCHS gymnasium.
    Vandalia Coach Brian Buscher said he was proud of his team's effort, but gave the Comets credit, too.
    "They're a solid team," Buscher said. "They hurt you everywhere because they're all capable of scoring. Our kids played hard. I'm proud of our effort. I just wish our execution would have been better."

  • Vandals sweep home duals

    The Vandalia Vandals were shorthanded last Wednesday night.
    It was hard to tell.
    The host Vandals went 3-0 in duals on Wednesday, winning all three in impressive fashion.
    Vandalia defeated Belleville East, 42-18, and then knocked off Mascoutah, 63-12. Vandalia beat Roxana, 45-21, in the final dual.
    The Vandals were without Jake Stewart, Kolten Kaiser and Skylar Depew, as all are dealing with injuries. And yet they still won all three duals.

  • REACHING A MILESTONE

    Ryne Lipsey's wrestling career got off to a late start.
    But he's made up for lost time.
    While most of today's top high school wrestlers began competing in grade school, Lipsey did not.
    In fact, Lipsey didn't get involved in the sport of wrestling until his freshman year of high school, almost a decade after some of his peers got their start.
    But that late start hasn't stopped Lipsey's success on the mat.

  • Piano students give recital

    Piano students of Staccato Studios and Christine Jones, instructor in Fillmore and Vandalia, played Christmas music for the residents of Tremont Ridge in Hillsboro during their dinner hour on Dec. 9.

  • Stunkel – Summers

    Kristina Marie Stunkel and Trevor Scott Summers, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, and formerly of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Ruffner at state event this wee

    Miss Fayette County Fair Queen Sierah Ruffner will compete, along with 73 other contestants from throughout the state, at the 56th annual Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant during the IAAF Convention this Thursday through Sunday at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Advanced water coloring class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer an advance water coloring class at the Vandalia Campus on Thursdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    The registration number for the class is COED-6009-VA01E.
    Students will go beyond the basics of watercolor painting. They will learn more-advanced techniques to become an intermediate painter. Students will be given a supply list prior to the first class meeting.
    The cost for this course is $30, but students over 60 may register at no cost.

  • Church Briefs

    Liberty hosting financial training

    Liberty Christian Church will host Financial Peace University training for nine weeks, Feb. 5-April 2.
    The sessions will meet for about 90 minutes each week, starting at 6 p.m. They include video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, presenting Biblical, practical steps on handling money.
    The church is located 5½ miles north of Brownstown on College Avenue.
    For more information, call John Schaub at 292-2160 or email him at topcutwalnut@gmail.com.

  • Quilt Raffle to Benefit Wrestlers
  • Sometimes, we are able to answer our own prayers

    A few years ago, making and keeping – or failing to keep – resolutions for the new year was more talked about than in recent years. But it is still important to set goals, and the New Year holiday is a great time to start fresh on a new journey.