Today's News

  • JH Basketball

    The eighth-grade Lady Vandals lot to Pana on Tuesday, 28-8.
    Vandalia – Abby Durbin 2, Lexi Wehrle 4, Madison Ferguson 2.
    Last Thursday, the eighth-graders defeated Effingham Sacred Heart, 18-14.
    Vandalia – Durbin 2, Sydney Miller 2, Wehrle 6, Jadie Keck 2, Riely Ward 1, Ferguson 4.
    Last Wednesday, the eighth-graders lost to Altamont, 29-19.
    Vandalia – Durbin 2, Miller 6, Wehrle 4, Keck 2, Ward 2.

  • Soccer

    The Vandals lost, 7-0, at Raymond-Lincolnwood last Wednesday.
    Daniel Durbin-Flack had 10 saves in goal for Vandalia.

  • Shulman, Dunn fail to advance to state golf tournament

    Two Vandalia golfers who competed in the IHSA Sectional Tournament were unable to advance to the state competition.
    Scott Shulman shot an 84 at Governors Run in Carlyle, three strokes off of the top 10 advancing to the state golf tournament.
    Bryce Dunn shot an 84 at Carlyle on Tuesday.
    Nathaniel Weaver also qualified for the sectional tournament, but was unable to compete because he was performing at the IMEA music competition in Effingham.
    Austyn Downen, a McLeansboro junior, was the sectional medalist with an 74.

  • Volleyball

    The Lady Vandals improved to 16-9 on the season on Tuesday with a three-game win against Effingham St. Anthony, 19-25, 26-24, 25-17.
    Vandalia – McNary 1 dig, 3 points; Hall 2 aces, 7 digs, 6 points; Younker 3 kills, 3 digs, 4 points; C. Wilkerson 1 ace, 5 kills, 4 digs, 10 points; Stewart 1 ace, 6 points; Austin 1 ace, 3 digs, 9 points; Miller 2 kills; Tarkington 3 kills, 3 blocks, 4 digs, 4 points; Kern 2 kills, 2 blocks; Jackson 1 kill, 1 block.
    The JV Lady Vandals won in two games, 25-20, 25-14, and the freshmen won in three games, 23-25, 25-17, 25-15.

  • Vandalia native named to USA team for world contest

    Vandalia native Josie Barnes has been named to the United States team for the World Championship in Las Vegas, Nev., in November.

  • JV Now 7-0

    The junior varsity Vandals remained undefeated with a 28-8 win over Carlinville on Monday night.

  • Early mistakes spell doom for Vandals

    A strong second-effort wasn’t enough for the Vandals to overcome an early lead built up by the leading team in the South Central Conference on Friday night in Carlinville.

  • Birth

    Ava Lenore Garner
    Brianne and Jason Garner of Rome, N.Y., are the parents of a girl born at 11:23 a.m. on June 8, 2017, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

    Ava Lenore weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She has a sister, Natalie, age 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Krystal and Greg Hohlt, and Ed and Kim Taylor, both of Vandalia. Paternal grandparents are Alan and Janet Garner of Lone Tree, Colo.
    Great-grandparents are Tom Brown, Ed and Donna Taylor, and Jeanne Hohlt.

  • Signup for Lighthouse 5K, walk now under way

    A 5K/Walk-4-Life will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Deken Park in St. Elmo as a fundraising event for Lighthouse Pregnancy & Health Services, 1703 W. Fletcher St., Vandalia.
    Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and a pre-event rally featuring Luke Hohlt, South Central Illinois Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes at 8:30 a.m.
    The 5K run starts at 9 a.m., and the two-mile walk begins at 9:05 a.m.

  • We Apologize

    In the September 28 issue of The Leader-Union, it was incorrectly stated that Thomas J. McCall had been manufacturing methamphetamine; he was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth with the intent to deliver, unlawful use of property “to help bring a violation of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act”; and unlawful possession of cannabis.
    We apologize for the error.