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Today's News

  • VHT: Comets reach new heights

    Greenville made history last Tuesday night.
    For the first time in the long history of the Vandalia Holiday Tournament, Greenville took home the tourney championship.
    Using a balanced attack, the Comets won the 43rd annual tournament by topping Flora, 46-32, in the title game.
    The Comets entered the event as the No. 1 seed, and they lived up to the billing, securing a place in the tourney's record book.
    And with a large crowd looking on, the Comets were the team left celebrating when the four-day event came to a conclusion on Tuesday night.

  • Despite scoring drought, Bulldogs take third place

    The St. Anthony Bulldogs went nearly the entire fourth quarter without a point.
    And they still won.
    St. Anthony held on late for a 44-35 win over Altamont on Tuesday night in the third-place game of the 43rd Annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament.
    Clinging to a slim lead, and watching Altamont make one last push, the Bulldogs went minute after minute of the final frame without scoring.
    St. Anthony finally stopped its long scoring drought with only 24 seconds left in the game, as Zach Gardewine made two free throws that sealed the win for the Bulldogs.

  • Area roundup: BSE girls win, Patoka boys cruise

    BROWNSTOWN — With three and a half minutes remaining in Monday's girls basketball game, the Brownstown/St. Elmo Bombers had a comfortable double-digit lead.
    Three minutes later, the game was on the line.
    But Gabi Moore made two late free throws, and the Lady Bombers held on for a 45-38 win over Altamont.
    Moore's free throws proved big down the stretch.
    "She stepped up and made her free throws at the end, so I'm really proud of Gabi," Pruett said.

  • Birthday

    Leila Dippold
    The family of Leila Dippold will host an open house on Saturday, Jan. 17, in honor of her 80th birthday.

    The open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the gym at Salem Lutheran Church, 1401 Hawthorn Road, Salem.
    The family requests no gifts, but cards are welcome.

  • Birth

    David Robert Oldfield
    Christopher and Candi Oldfield of Louisville, Ky., are the parents of a boy born at 2:22 a.m. on Nov. 10, 2014, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

  • Stunkel-Summers

    Kristina Marie Stunkel and Trevor Scott Summers, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, and formerly of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Bell – Parks

    Rachel Bell and Colby Parks, both of Madison, Wis., were united in marriage in a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on June 7, 2014, at First Lutheran Church in Middleton, Wis., with the Rev. Zach Nielsen of the Vine Church in Madison, Wis., officiating.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Saturday is Registration Day
    Kaskaskia College will be hosting a special spring 2015 Registration Day at the main campus and all education centers from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.
    Departments providing services for the day will include advisement, admissions and registration, placement testing, financial aid, library and bookstore.
    Advising will be available on a walk-in basis that day. The cashier’s office will be open to accept payments or set up payment plans.

  • Greenville College to become Greenville University in 2017

    Greenville College announced in December that at their November meeting, the Greenville College Board of Trustees unanimously approved to transition the institution’s name from Greenville College to Greenville  University.
    Greenville College will celebrate its new identity as Greenville  University on Sept. 20, 2017, also marking the 125th anniversary of the institution’s first convocation ceremony in 1892. The official 1,000-day countdown to this historic event began on Christmas Day.

  • VCA Christmas Program

    Vandalia Christian Academy students presented their Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Vandalia.