Today's News

  • Vandalia boys and girls kick off outdoor season action

    The VCHS boys and girls track teams both finished second at their first outdoor meet of the season at Litchfield Tuesday evening,  with the boys scoring 63.5 points and the girls 73.
    “The meet on both the boys and girls side was awesome. Every single athlete played a role in tonight's performance. The boys got second place by 5 points, with two of our top dogs partially resting for Friday's Top Times Indoor State Meet,” Vandalia head coach Gena Nance said.

  • Clay earns coach of the year honors for third time


  • Ramsey offense struggles in season, home opener


  • Area Prep Roundup (Mar. 23)

    Vandalia Softball
    The Lady Vandals dropped to 0-3 Tuesday night, falling to Effingham, 17-1.
    Despite the recent struggles overall, Karlie Bright and Grace Morgan have batted well in the last two games, with Bright going 4-for-5 with two runs scored, while Morgan is 3-for-6 with a double and a run scored.
    The Lady Vandals made 10 errors in the game, something head coach Jeremy Curll cites as the main reason for such a lopsided loss, as Vandalia’s starting pitcher allowed just two earned runs out of the 17.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1996 – Vandalia Mayor Rich Walker reported that the project to extend sewer lines to the city’s western Interstate 70 extension was nearing completion.
    South Central was knocked out of postseason play with a 79-55 loss to Freeburg at the Vandalia Sectional Tournament.
    Fayette County State’s Attorney Rod Irvin and Vandalia Police Department Sgt. Fred Willms told local business owners what they could do to fight shoplifting and bad check offenses, giving recommendations at a meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Lady Eagles continue early season struggles


  • Banks of the Okaw

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    There was no photo last week.
    This week’s Scrambler: itbialy sah hoitgnn ot od thiw tupotpryino.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: Great opportunities are often fleeting.
    Unscrambling it were: Cy and Lorene Locke, RuthAnn Garrison, Kyli Sidwell's fifth-grade class, Wayne and Bonnie Purtilar, Larry Cable, Juanita Workman, Lois Jackson, DeeDee Diveley, Judy Elder, and Harold and Loretta Tidwell.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • VCHS students do us proud

    While a Vandalia Community High School group and its leader continued to receive accolades, other students at the school were recognized for their efforts in the classroom and growth as individuals.
    On Sunday, VCHS wrestling coach Jason Clay was recognized as the Decatur Herald Area Coach of the Year for that sport. It’s the third time in his nine years at the VCHS helm that Clay has received the honor, though there have been numerous other years that he was deserving of the honor.

  • BSE's bats fall cold in home opener, lose to Hillsboro