.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • It's all fun & games
  • Briefs

    VCHS 2018 yearbook orders taken

    Copies of the 2018 Vandalois, the Vandalia Community High School yearbook, may now be ordered at the school.
    The cost is $48, or $54 with a name embossed on the cover. The deposit amount required is $25.
    Copies of the yearbook can also be ordered online at www.balfour.com.

    VCHS Talent Show is this Thursday

    The annual VCHS Talent Show will be held at 7 p.m. this Thursday in the Vandalia Community High School gym.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Kenneth J. Pontious, 34, Edgewood, was arrested on Nov. 7 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $15,000.
    • Darrin D. Herron, 51, Effingham, was arrested on Nov. 7 on charges of obstructing justice and possession of a hypodermic needle. Bond was $7,500.
    • Ryan J. Skinner, 20, 1386 IL HWY 185, Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 6 on a charge of domestic battery. Bond was $5,000.
    • Troy A. Talley, 37, Blandon, Pa., was arrested on Nov. 5 on charges of driving without a valid license and speeding. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, November 9

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2  p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library.
    ✔ The United Methodist Men will hold their annual fish fry from 4:30-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church. The proceeds are used to purchase coats and shoes for needy children in the area at Christmastime.

  • Junior Vandals win Pana Tournament

    Vandalia won the seventh-grade Pana Tournament, defeating Shelbyville, 41-21, last Thursday to claim the title.

  • A look at new records set this year, team records

    Compiled by the Rev. Zach Edgar, Hannah Edgar and former Leader-Union sport editor Chris Stalter
    The Vandals won their sixth playoff game (6-12) in program history last week at Greenville. It was the first time in program history the team has won two playoff games in the same postseason.

  • Game at 2 p.m., gates open at noon

    The Vandals' third-round playoff game against Anna-Jonesboro will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday on Mark Greer Field in Vandalia.
    Game tickets are set by the Illinois High School Association at $6, according to VCHS Principal Randy Protz.
    He said that tickets will be available at the gates, which open at noon.
    Tailgating for Vandals fans will be in the rear parking lot at VCHS, near Vandalia Swimming Pool.

  • Vandals pound Comets to advance

    In the fourth quarter of the playoff game in Greenville, Vandals defensive lineman Rilley Smock said the headline for that game should read “Defense makes a statement.” Then, Smock followed up that claim with a quarterback sack.

  • City given refresher course on TIF program

    Some city officials, and a few residents, got a refresher course on the state’s Tax Increment Financing program on Tuesday afternoon.
    At the request of Alderman Andy Lester, the city invited Mike Weber and Adam Stroud of PGAV Planners, which specializes in the TIF program and other municipal services, to give that course.
    Mayor Rick Gottman said that city officials wanted Weber and Stroud to talk about such things as how TIF funds can be spent and the establishment of rules and regulations that “help this governing body make decisions.”

  • Olde Tyme Christmas is Friday, Saturday

    A variety of activities this Friday night and Saturday will serve as the kickoff of the holiday season.
    Olde Tyme Christmas begins at 5 p.m. on Friday with the lighting of the city Christmas tree at Seventh and Gallatin streets, followed by Christmas carols, and runs through Saturday.
    The carols will be followed by the Vandalia Rotary Club’s Christmas Parade. Participants in the parade will include Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will be visiting with local children after the parade in the former Copper Penny building at 125 S. Fourth St.