Today's News

  • PHOTO: Soccer Team Finishes Camp

    The Vandalia High School soccer team last Friday competed a week-long camp instructed by James McNicholas (back row, center) from Liverpool, England.

    Those present at the end of camp are pictured.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (July 25)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • Fast-pitch softball tryouts in O'Fallon are on Aug. 3-4

    The Tomahawks fast-pitch softball organization will hold tryouts for its 10U-16U age groups on Aug. 3-4 at Field 6 in O'Fallon City Park.

    That is the high school's varsity field.

    Information about specific tryout times can be found online at http://www.eteamz.com/TomahawksHome, or by calling Wayne Bendall at 407-5061 or by emailing tomahawkscoachb@aol.com.

  • Slideways RC (July 13 and 20)

    Saturday, July 20
    Kidz Modz
    1. 33P Blane Pruett (won by .56 seconds)
    2. 2 Eric Holaday
    3. 14 Cody Stewart
    4. 23 Jarrett Pasley
    5. 22 Lucas McElory
    6. Zach Leigh
    Adult Stock Mods
    1.14S Jeb Smail
    2. 1Bud Justin Short
    3. 8P Mike Pasley
    4. 14R Brian Holaday
    Outlaw Modified 2wd
    1. 14S Stacy Stewart (third straight win)
    2. 2 Josh Lofland
    3. 7R Cole Rhodes
    4. 45 Kirk Forbis
    5. 21JR D.J. Holladay
    6. 1 Justin Short
    7. Roy Conard

  • Fayette County Speedway Results (July 19)

    HEAT 1
    1.            20        CODY CLARK
    2.            25C      CRAIG KERN
    3.            3E     ROBBIE EILERS
    4.       41M   BRENT MULLINS
    HEAT 2

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Softball (July 1-18)

    Thursday, July 18
    Game 1
    Montgomery Plumbing 12
    Liberty Trading 5
    •For Montgomery: Jon Hawthorne, 3 3B.
    •For Liberty: Jon Lotz, 3 2B.
    Game 2
    Montgomery 9
    Liberty 8
    •For Montgomery: Trevor Montgomery, HR.
    •For Liberty: Jon Lotz, HR.
    Game 3
    BCH Auto Detail 28
    Stout Adjustment 5
    •For BCH: Justin Atwood, 3B; Greg Mitchell, 3B.
    •For Stout: Reid McKinley, 3B.
    Game 4
    BCH 19
    Stout 4

  • Post 95 falls in District championship game

    CENTRALIA — Vandalia was unable to continue its postseason winning streak on Monday night, but the team still gets to advance to the Jr. Legion Division Tournament.

    Post 95 lost the District 23 championship game, 7-2, to Breese on Monday at Sprehe Fields in Centralia, but Vandalia will still be one of the three teams to represent District 23 at the Division Tournament this weekend in West Frankfort.

    Vandalia's first game is on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

  • Mad Dog clubhouse burns Sunday

    The clubhouse of the Mad Dog Motorcycle Club burned early Sunday morning.

    Vandalia's volunteer firefighters were called to the clubhouse, located north of Vera, at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. Upon their arrival, firefighters found the structure destroyed.

    An investigator with the Office of the State Fire Marshal was called to investigate the fire.

  • Pair of extra-inning walk-off wins give Post 95 East Division title at Districts

    ALTAMONT — Vandalia needed extra innings in both games of the District Tournament this weekend, but ended both in dramtic style to earn the District's East Division title.

    On Friday, Post 95 took down Teutopolis, 7-6, in eight innings, and on Sunday, beat Altamont, 2-1, in nine innings. Both games ended with a Vandalia runner scoring from third base on an error.

    With the victories, Vandalia moves on to compete for the overall District championship on Monday. The game will be played at Centralia against the winner of the West Division.

  • St. James Lutheran Church Women hold rummage sale, auction

    The women at St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia will be having a rummage sale in the church gymnasium on Friday, July 19, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Saturday, July 20, from 8 a.m. until noon.


    In conjunction with the Rummage Sale we will also be conducting a sealed bid, reserve, auction.  The three items to be sold by means of a sealed bid are: