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Today's News

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1997 – Seven people entered Vandalia’s mayoral race – Sandra Leidner, Charles Hutson, Jim Bray, Kim Shanks, Sheldon Schulte, Everett Jarrett and David Crye Jr. Crye later withdrew from the race.
    The Gallatin Street Grille opened at 524 W. Gallatin St. in downtown Vandalia.
    Marvin and Dorothy Huskey of rural Brownstown celebrated their 50th anniversary.

    25 Years Ago

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: This photo of two siblings was taken 45 years ago. The girl is a nurse, and her brother is retired from Vandalia Correctional Center.

  • Making winter much less painful

    Even the small amount of snow we received last week could have made local travel somewhat trecherous. But, as usual, that was not the case, thanks to the city of Vandalia's commitment to clearing the streets in bad weather.
    It's something that we've become accustomed to ... and even expect. Yes, we're spoiled.
    Less snow fell in a Christian County town north of us last week, and by the weekend, there was still a significant amount of snow on the streets. Much of what was gone had been removed by local traffic.

  • Illinois buying the Statehouse

    “SHALL the ‘Old Capitol’ be Preserved and its Splendid History, Tradition, Legend and Story Perpetuated?’

  • Four wrestlers place at Princeton

    Four Vandalia wrestlers placed in one of the top state tournaments for the second year in a row, leading the Vandals to a ninth-place finish.
    Vandalia totaled 107 points in the Princeton Invitational Tournament, tying Wilmington for ninth in the 33-team event.
    Tanner Swain and Anthony Enlow recorded second-place finishes, Trevor Philpot placed third in his class and Jarrett Paslay finished in fifth place.

  • VCHS bowlers split with Taylorville

    All four bowlers won their matches as the Vandalia girls bowling team defeated Taylorville last Thursday at Vandalia Bowling Center.

  • Girls win Taylorville Invite

    Vandalia’s Sophia Richardson rolled her first career 700 series in leading the girls bowling team to the Taylorville Invitational title on Saturday.

  • Vandals now 2-0 in tourney play

    Richie Well scored 32 of his game-high 37 points in the first half as the Vandals jumped to a big lead in defeating Mulberry Grove, 90-70, at home on Tuesday.

  • South Central edges WSS; SEB tops Ramsey

    South Central held a five-point lead after three quarters, then held on for a 58-56 win over Windsor/Stew-Stras on Tuesday.
    Three South Central players scored in double figures, Trent Geiler leading with 17 points. Trevor Markley had four treys and 14 points, and Logan Lotz had 13 points.
    The Cougars trailed 18-14 after one quarter, then held a one-point edge in the second to trail by three. The third quarter was the difference, with South Central scoring 21 points to WSS’s 13.