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Today's News

  • Cole – 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cole of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15.

  • Richards – 50 years

    Phyllis and Phillip Richards will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • UPDATE: Rewards offered for vandalism information

    UPDATE: The Vandalia Police Department is providing a $1,500 for information leading to an arrest(s) and conviction(s), Fayette County Crime Watchers is offering a $750 reward, and Mayor Rick Gottman said that the city will match the Crime Watchers' $750 reward.
    Anyone with information about the vandalism can call Crime Watchers at 283-1986 or Vandalia Police at 283-0556.
     

  • And the Band Played On
  • Sports Roundup

    GOLF
    The Vandalia boys golf team beat Greenville and was edged by Breese Central in a triangular match on Monday at Greenville Country Club.
    Breese Central won the triangular with a 185 total, followed by Vandalia at 187 and Greenville at 212.
    Vandalia’s Scott Shulman was the match medalist with a 42. Other Vandalia scores: Nathaniel Weaver 46, Connor Satterthwaite 49 and Bryce Dunn 50.
    Vandalia stands at 7-5 on the season.

    The Vandal golfers lost to North Mac in a home match last Thursday, 180-184.

  • Area Baseball

    South Central 6, WSS 4
    South Central scored three runs in the sixth inning and once in the seventh to defeat Windsor/Stew-Stras in a road contest on Tuesday.
    Hunter Brandt gave up four runs on six hits while striking out five, and Trent Geiler held WSS to one hit in two innings of work to pick up the win.
    South Central – Dodson 2-4, 1 run, double, 1 RBI; Geiler 2-3, 2 runs; Brandt 1-4, 1 run; Matheny 1-3, double, 2 RBI; McCown 0-4; C. Blomberg 2-3, 1 RBI; J. Blomberg 1-2, 1 run; Roberts 0-3, 1 run; Lotz 0-2.
    Teutopolis 10, South Central 0

  • Laack advances to IESA State Golf Tournament for second straight year

    Vandalia’s Chase Laack advanced to the Illinois Elementary School Association State Golf Tournament for the second straight year with a fourth-place finish at the Sectional Tournament last Tuesday.

  • VJHS Wins Regional Opener

    The Vandalia Junior High School baseball team advanced to the second round in regional play with a 2-1 win over Alton in Vandalia on Tuesday afternoon. In defeating the fifth-seeded Alton, the fourth-seeded Vandals now face Edwardsville Lincoln at Greenville Junior High at 10 a.m. on Saturday. In the first photo, the Vandals Matthew Hagy successfully lays down a sacrifice bunt on Tuesday. In the second photo, winning pitcher Jayden Lotz fires a pitch while shortstop Owen Miller gets ready to field.

  • Lady Vandals 2-3 at tourney, SEB 3-2

    The Lady Vandals went 2-3 at A Grace Filled Tournament over the weekend.

  • Penalties, turnovers hurt Vandals in loss

    Reasons for the Vandals loss to Greenville in the annual Pink Bowl game on Friday at Mark Greer Field could, in part, be summarized by the Comets’ winning drive in the fourth quarter.