Today's News

  • Wrestlers pick up three wins wins wins

    Vandalia’s wrestlers picked up three more dual team wins on Saturday to improve to 24-3 on the season, but still dropped in the unofficial state rankings.

  • Seventh-graders win regional title

    Less than a week after winning the conference title, the Vandalia seventh-grade boys won their regional and advanced to sectional play next Wednesday.

  • Lady Vandals top Litchfield; go 3-1 at Effingham

    Olivia Marquardt scored 24 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the Lady Vandals defeated Litchfield, 50-33, in a home contest on Monday.

  • Aces survive late SEB run

    Mulberry Grove used five three-pointers to build a 10-point lead after one quarter on Friday, then held off a last-minute push to edge St. Elmo/Brownstown, 65-60.

  • Three added to SEHS Wall of Fame

    Three former St. Elmo High School athletes were added to the SEHS Wall of Fame on Friday night.


    The Vandalia girls bowling team repeated as champions of the Decatur Tri-Ike Tournament on Saturday, besting the second-place team by more than 100 pins.

  • Appealed meth sentence reduced to 30 years

    A Sumner man who in 2014 was sentenced to 35 years in prison had his sentence reduced by five years after an appellate court reduced the charge on which he was sentenced.
    Fayette County Resident Circuit Judge Don Sheafor sentenced Michael T. Fickes to 30 years on the charge of participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, a lesser included charge filed when Fickes was taken into custody in 2013.

  • Fatal fire on Friday still under investigation

    While the investigation into the fire last Friday morning that claimed the life of a Shobonier woman is continuing, authorities believe that the fire was smoking-related.
    Ruby Darlene Mays, 76, died in that fire, which was reported shortly before 10 a.m. last Friday.

  • Vandalia Police

    Monday, Jan. 22
    • James Atwood, 24, of Brownstown, was issued city ordinance citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    • A 15-year-old youth was issued a city ordinance citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Sunday, Jan. 21
    • 12:54 a.m. – Officers responded to the 400 block of West Randolph Street for a report of a domestic problem. The situation was resolved without incident.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Chrystalynn A. Taylor, 430 N. Sixth St., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 22 on a charge of domestic battery. No bond information was listed.
    • Michael A. Bruck, 18, 1191 N. 1100 St., Shobonier, was arrested on Jan. 22 on a charge of possession of cannabis, 10-30 grams. Bond was $1,500.
    • Darrel Morris, 50, Kokomo, Ind., was arrested on Jan. 22 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.