Today's News

  • Meyer on Millikin team

    As the Millikin University men’s track team opened its indoor season recently, a Vandalia Community High School graduate made an impressive debut.
    Ethan Meyer, a 2016 VCHS graduate, ran the 300 meets in 38.26 seconds, which was the school’s eighth-best time in that event. Meyer finished 15th in the event.

  • Holliday named IHSA Official of Year

    A Vandalia woman is among the Illinois High School Association’s Officials of the Year.
    Ruth Holliday of Vandalia was announced as the Official of the Year in girls volleyball.
    Holliday and Officials of the Year in other IHSA sports will be recognized at a banquet held on Saturday, July 22, at Embassy Suites in East Peoria.

  • Boys bowling team splits with Taylorville

    The Vandalia boys bowling team outscored Taylorville in five of six games in recording a split last week.
    On Wednesday at Pana, the VCHS squad won the first game, 848-772, and the second game, 967-799, but lost the third game by 272 pins, 1,039-767, giving Taylorville the match win.
    Nic Lutz rolled a 605 series to lead the Vandalia squad.
    Scores for Vandalia bowlers – Brennen Hoffman 197, 234, 152-583; Evan Springman 182, 187, 156-525; Dylan Garrett 150, 198, 125-473; James Seeley 118, 142, 136-396; Nic Lutz 201, 206, 198-605.

  • Wrestlers pick up two more wins
  • Lady Vandals avenge earlier loss to Pana

    Midway through the fourth quarter of the Lady Vandals’ home contest with Pana, the Lady Panthers sent Anna Miller to the free-throw line in a one-and-one situation. Miller made both of those to give Vandalia a 46-45 lead.

  • Honor Rolls

    Second Quarter

  • Where are they now?

    City where you currently reside: Kaunakakai, Hawaii

  • Making, being part of history

    Would you like to have your image part of our community's presentation to visitors? Vandalia's mural committee is giving you the chance to do just that.
    In quite a unique fundraiser, the committee is selling chances to be one of the people represented in the town's first mural.
    The chance is made possible through a raffle, with tickets for all ages available for $20.
    Buying a ticket not only helps to make the latest beautification project a reality, it gives you a chance to be a part of the final product.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: In this week's Banks of the Okaw photo, taken about 35 years ago, is a retired Illinois Department of Transportation employee who owns a business in Vandalia.

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1992 – Vicky Perkins of Vernon won $100,000 in the Illinois Lottery.
    Joe Cearlock was president of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce for 1992. Other officers were: Dave Mahon, treasurer; Kevin Childers, secretary; and Paul Zeman, vice president.
    Vandalia wrestlers John Kaiser, Todd Emerick and Chad Bowers advanced to the Vandalia Sectional after placing in the top three places in regional action Saturday at Litchfield.
    Birth - Kayla Beth to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Taylor of Vandalia.