Today's News

  • Laue-Kramer

    Brittney Leila Laue of Altamont and Brady Joseph Kramer of Farina were united in marriage in a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Salem, with the Rev. Robert Zwilling officiating.

  • Five Generations

    Five generations of the Huskey family are pictured above. Dorothy Huskey, seated, is holding Mariah Mahon-Jackson.

    In back are Tonja Wilkerson, Jeanne Thomas and Gaige Jackson.

  • Schaal pitches Vandals to first back-to-back wins since '12

    VANDALIA – Preston Ruckman made sure arguably the best pitching performance of Zach Schaal’s career wasn’t wasted.

    Ruckman scored as a courtesy runner in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Schaal pitched a five-hitter, striking out 11 Pana hitters over eight innings, for a 1-0 win in last Friday’s South Central Conference opener to give the Vandals their first back-to-back wins in more than two years.

  • Lady Vandals on losing side of pitcher's duel

    VANDALIA – Senior Megan Godoyo extended her hitting streak to eight games, but that would be the only hit for the Lady Vandals on Tuesday, as they finished on the losing side of a pitcher’s duel.

    Deidre Ledbetter struck out 11, using a stifling rise ball to lead Altamont past Vandalia, 4-0.

  • Several win at home track meet

    VANDALIA – The Vandals set a new school record in the 4X100-meter relay at last Thursday’s home meet.

    Sophomores Ethan Meyer and Bobby Bradley, and seniors Colton Woolsey and Dalton Smith teamed up to the run the race in 46.99 seconds, setting the school record by about half a second.

    The previous record of 47.54 seconds was set in 2010 by Tim Ritchey, Blake Swofford, Quenten Austin and Ryan Ambuehl.

    This year’s relay team missed the record by just .04 seconds at Hillsboro on April 1.

  • Vandals take victory in pair of local rivalries

    VANDALIA – If Matt Beck continues responded like he did last Saturday, coach Luke Hohlt may need to bench him more often.

    With so many players deserving of playing time, Beck was the odd man out last Friday, sitting out his first game of the season.

    But he took his assignment without complaint, and then followed it up with three hits in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, an 8-6 win against Brownstown/St. Elmo, Vandalia's third straight victory.

  • Mulberry Grove beats Okawville at Vandalia, but falls to Brownstown/St. Elmo

    The Aces split games played at Vandalia last Saturday, defeating Okawville in game one, but losing to Brownstown/St. Elmo in game two.

    Offense was easy to find, however, as Mulberry Grove beat Okawville 12-7, and lost to BSE, 20-10.

    BSE senior Jacob Behrends had two home runs in the game, and Mulberry Grove junior Alex Goodin also homered.
    There were just 17 hits, despite the 30 runs, as 16 errors were committed.

  • Frogtown News

    70th Confirmation
    Class Reunion
    The Confirmation class of St. Peter Lutheran Church of 1944 attended church service on Sunday morning, April 6, for their 70th anniversary.
    Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Daris Knauer of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. Hilmer Rothe of Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bernhardt of Vandalia; Elmer Meyer of St. Peter; and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Graumenz of St. Peter.  Other guests attending were Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Knauer.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 17
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
    Friday, April 18
    • The Fayette County Schools Children Art Show starts in the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Ministerial Alliance Good Friday service, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church.
    Saturday, April 19

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    OOPS! Correction on Village Yard Sales Dates
    • Village yard sales days are Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7.
    • Village cleanup day is Friday, June 13.
    Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
    Coming Events
    • First Baptist Church sunrise service at the Cross at Wren Bridge on Easter at 6:14 a.m.
    • United Methodist Church Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the church.