Today's News

  • Area Prep Roundup (Jan. 7)

    Ramsey Girls Basketball
    The Lady Rams closed out action at the Tri-City tournament with a 64-56 win over Pawnee last Wednesday.
    Skye Kimberlin continued her strong tournament performance with a team-high 29 points, shooting 17-of-25 from the free throw line. Kimberlin finsihed the tournament with 100 points (25 ppg).

    Ramsey vs. Pawnee

  • Jared Cain breaks VHT all-time scoring record


  • Kaskaskia College to host winter cheerleading clinic

    The Kaskaskia College Cheerleaders will be hosting a winter cheerleading Clinic for area students on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m.-noon.  All participants can also have lunch with the cheerleaders and will also be asked to return to the KC gym to perform at halftime of the women’s or men’s basketball game that afternoon.
    The camp is for any boy or girl in pre-K through eighth grade.  Price to attend is $35 per person (includes T-shirt and lunch).
    Deadline to register and be guaranteed a T-shirt is Jan. 20.

  • All-Tournament Team


    Pictured is the all-tournament team from the 2015 Vandalia Holiday Tournament. In back, from left to right, are Pana's Wade McMillen and Adam Miller, Greenvile's David Holden, and Patoka's Garrett Belcher and Jared Cain (MVP). In front, are Vandalia's Richie Well, St. Anthony's Kyle Hartke, Flora's Jerfrey Gocey, South Central's Brett Harmeier and Altamont's Ryan Armstrong.

  • Vandalia takes fifth at New Year's Challenge

    A year after finishing 12th at the St. Thomas More New Year’s Challenge, the Vandalia Community High School wrestling team improved drastically, earning a fifth-place finish.  
    The Vandals began pool play last Tuesday morning in dominant fashion with a 62-15 win over Lawrenceville.  With a second-round bye, the Vandals were set to face off against Mercer County, who is ranked eighth in Class 1A by illinoismatmen.com.
    Mercer County proved to be too much in day one, defeating Vandalia, 39-25.  

  • Junior Vandals compete at Edwardsville and Highland

    The Junior Vandal Wrestling Club competed in two tournaments on Dec. 19-20.

    Edwardsville Dec. 19
    Cole Yarbrough and Brody Matthews placed first, while Aiden Evans and Drew Jones placed second and third, respectively. Kaden McFarland, Keagan Timmons and Michael Braun also finished fourth.
    Seven-eight: Wyatt Dothager placed first, while Dillon Hinton and Parker Ray finished second. Harrison Larimer finished fourth.
    11-12: Jacob Schaal finished fifth.

  • Lady Vandals survive second-half surge, place third at Mattoon


  • Vandalia dominates South Central for 7th-place finish


  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Stephanie B. Ashbaugh, 24, El Paso, Texas, was arrested on Jan. 4 on charges of driving with expired registration and possession of cannabis. Bond was $1,500.
    • Jason E. Bone, 20, 1177 Conoco Road, Mulberry Grove, was arrested on Jan. 4 on a charge of driving without a valid license. Bond was $1,500.
    • Christopher W.R. Cox, 19, 507 W. Orchard St., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 4 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $7,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Jan. 7

    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Okaw Area Vocational Center on the Vandalia Community High School campus.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.