Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Wade E. Brewer, 26, 316 N. Ash St., St. Elmo, was arrested on March 16 on a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Bond was $25,000.
    • Estrella Ramos, 27, Springfield, was arrested on March 16 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.
    • Ronnie W. Spence, 24, 61664 N. 2050 St., St. Elmo, was arrested on March 15 on a warrant for a charge of escape. Bond was $250,000.

  • Final 'Season of Entertainment' Performance
  • Brownstown VFW Post 9770 shows off its new home

    Members of Brownstown VFW Post 9770 showed off their new home to area residents during an open house and chili/soup supper on Saturday, March 14.

  • Twenty-seven students inducted into NHS at VCHS

    Two-Year Members

  • FFA Week

    Four members of the Vandalia chapter of FFA drove their tractors to school on Friday of FFA Week – Cody Woolsey, Matt Lidy, Colton Evans and Bruce Dickinson.

  • Emerick awarded $2,500 for FFA chapter

    A local farming family recently won $2,500 for the Vandalia FFA chapter.

  • Sectional Champions

    The South Central High School scholar bowl team won regional and sectional competitions to advance to the 32nd annual Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl on March 7 at Bloomington High School.

  • Applications now being accepted for Head Start

    C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program is a federally-funded program that provides comprehensive classroom and home-based educational services to pregnant women and children ages 0-5 including those with significant or multiple special needs.
    The C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program is located at 1902 Progress West Ave. in Vandalia. Preschool center-based classes are provided in either the morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday.

  • Dennis Wollin eligible for state Geography Bee

    Dennis Wollin of St. Peter’s Lutheran School has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Illinois State Geography Bee.
    The National Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The State competition will be held at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn on Friday, March 27.
    This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 27th year.

  • VCUSD appreciation dinner set for April 9

    The Vandalia School District will hold its annual appreciation dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at Vandalia Junior High School.
    The school district retirees who are being honored this year include: Melissa Devall, cook at VJHS; Shayla Kline, teacher at VCHS; Emma Sue Rabe, teacher at VJHS; Kevin Schroeder, teacher at VJHS; Gary Schulze, teacher at Okaw Area Vocational Center; and Susan Sutherland, teacher at Vandalia Elementary School.
    All current and retired Vandalia School District faculty and staff are invited to attend the dinner.