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Today's News

  • Hammer signs open guilty plea to injuring her infant child
  • TIF grants supported for new restaurant, historic house

    Vandalia aldermen on Monday night recommended Tax Increment Financing grants for a new restaurant and restoration work on an historic home that houses a state office.
    Also during that work session prior to Monday’s city council meeting, Mayor Rick Gottman told aldermen that after those two TIF applications are acted on, the program will be put on hold due to a sizeable project that is pending.
    Aldermen first recommended the approval of an application submitted by Charles Barenfanger for the historical Dieckman house at 129 N. Kennedy Blvd.

  • 'Huge success'

    The president of the Vandalia Historical Society believes that organization’s event at the Vandalia Statehouse on Saturday went over well.

  • JH Basketball

    Vandalia’s eighth-grade girls went 1-2 last week as they hosted the Old Capital Classic.
    The Lady Vandals defeated Pocahontas in their first game, 25-21, then lost to Altamont on Thursday, 33-19, and to Greenville on Friday, 30-15.
    Vandalia vs. Pocahontas – Abby Durbin 2, Sydney Miller 8, Olivia Dunn 2, Lexi Wehrle 7, Jadie Keck 5, Riely Ward 1.
    Vandalia vs. Altamont – Durbin 4, Miller 8, Keck 3, Ward 4.
    Vandalia vs. Greenville – Durbin 2, Miller 6, Wehrle 3, Keck 4.

  • Old Capital Classic Champs
  • Lady Vandals fall to Pana in volleyball

    The Lady Vandals lost to Pana in two games, 18-25, 19-25, in a home match last Thursday evening.

    Vandalia – Aces-Hall 1, Younker 2; kills-Younker 1, C. Wilkerson 4, Miller 2, Kern 2, Jackson 3; blocks-Tarkington 1, Kern 3, Jackson 1; digs-McNary 6, Younker 4, C. Wilkerson 3, Stewart 3, Austin 1, Miller 2.
    The JV Lady Vandals won in three games, 26-24, 17-25, 25-19, and the freshmen split, 11-25, 25-18.

    St. Elmo/Brownstown defeated Neoga in two games, 26-24, 25-11, last Thursday.

  • Lady Vandals host Volley for the Cure on Thursday

    The Vandalia Community High School volleyball teams host Greenville this Thursday evening for the annual Volley for the Cure event featuring the two teams.
    The proceeds from the event will go to the Fayette County Cancer Fund, which helps local cancer patients by providing gas cards, meal vouchers and other incidentals not covered by insurance.
    The evening gets under way at 5 p.m. with the freshman contest, the start of a silent auction and the sale of event T-shirts and cupcakes (available in limited quantities).

  • Shulman co-champion at SCC golf tourney

    Vandalia’s Scott Shulman shot a 2-over par 73 on Monday at Indian Springs Golf Club to become the South Central Conference Golf Tournament co-champion.

  • Bombers win E-I Conference Tourney

    Lewis Brown struck out 13 Ramsey batters in five innings last Thursday at Vandalia Mutual Field to win the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament with a perfect 3-0 record.

  • Vandals use multiple weapons in win

    Vandalia fought off early struggles with a key position change caused by injury, but rolled in the second half to a 47-26 win over Piasa Southwestern on Friday.