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Today's News

  • Soccer Action
  • Patton K's Pujols in recent outing

    Spencer Patton can now say that he has struck out someone considered to be one of the best hitters of all-time.

  • Asher reaches milestone in win over CH

    VOLLEYBALL
    St. Elmo
    A week after giving Coach Elise Asher her 400th career victory, St. Elmo/Brownstown defeated Ramsey to remain unbeaten in Egyptian-Illini Conference play.

  • Bradley leads Vandals over Staunton

    You can say that, figuratively, Bobby Bradley helped carry the Vandals to a win over Staunton on Friday night. And, as he gained close to 200 yards, Bradley literally was carrying several Bulldogs on many of those carries.

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1989 – Fire destroyed the Ronald Daisley home in rural Vandalia.
    Tom Diveley of Vandalia was named Sandoval’s postmaster.
    Arcola’s powerhouse football team crushed Vandalia 44-0.

    30 Years Ago

    1984 –  The Fayette County United Fund Board of Directors set the 1984-85-campaign goal at $32,875. Seventeen agencies, two more than the previous  year, will receive funds from this year’s drive was Ernie Chappel.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Alyiah M. Fuller, 18, Sparta, was arrested on Sept. 15 for failure to appear in court in a traffic case. Bond was $2,500, and she was released in a personal recognizance bond.
    • Kari M. Blake, 22, Limington, Maine, was arrested on Sept. 15 on charges of possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,500.
    • Trevor W. Yokley, 21, 1014 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 15 on a charge of possession of synthetic drugs. Bond was $15,000.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    We do not have a Banks photo this week.
    We did not have a Banks photo last week
    This week’s Scrambler: ctouinade stsoc nomye. tub neht os seod nreagiocn.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

  • Lankfords donate 1840 land documents

    About a week ago, I received an emergency e-mail from Susan Etcheson, who had company coming into town to accomplish some genealogical research in a very short amount of time.
    The extended relatives, Tom and Pam Lankford, and his sister, Binky, were coming to Vandalia to visit their mother’s hometown.

  • Getting officers on the same page

    It’s not unusual for two or more law enforcement entities to respond to an accident or other type of incident. Sometimes, the officers don’t even know each other or what each other is capable of doing.
    Even before he takes over as Fayette County’s sheriff, Chris Smith wants to remedy that. He also wants to be involved in the training of all of those officers.
    Last Tuesday, Smith, working with Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison, held the first Fayette County law enforcement meetings.

  • Look at class of '47 continues with Hohlt

    Continuing on with the VCHS Class of ’47, this week’s focus is on Jeanne (Lawler) Hohlt.