Today's News

  • St. Peter Prairie Days
  • Frosh/Soph Squad Wins Pana Tourney
  • Altamont edges Bombers in eight innings on Tuesday

    Altamont 2, BSE 1
    The Indians scored in the eighth inning to edge Brownstown/St. Elmo, 2-1, at Altamont on Tuesday
    Lewis Brown went the distance for BES, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out four and walking two.

  • Lady Vandals top SEB in three games

    The season opener for both Vandalia and St. Elmo/Brownstown went to three games, with the second game decided on an Eagles comeback and the first on the Lady Vandals’ ability to fight off a comeback effort.

  • Vandals roll to 49-20 win in opener

    It’s doubtful that Marcus Zimmerman heard his coach as he was returning the opening kickoff on Friday at Gillespie. But Zimmerman followed Jason Clay’s instructions to “Take it to the house, Marcus.”

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1997 – Based on an ordinance, water rates for residents of Vandalia were increased by 7.01 percent and sewer rates were hiked by 1.48 percent.
    After hearing residents in the area of Sunset Drive and Fillmore Street voice complaints about speeders, the Vandalia City Council agreed to consider making the intersection of Sunset and Fillmore streets a four-way stop.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: Pictured are two friends, one of whom still lives in the area and the other in Decatur.
    Do you know them? If so, call our office at 283-3374 by 5 p.m. next Monday.

  • Sister experienced weather issues

    I have never been in a hurricane, never experienced a tornado and I have never experienced floodwaters in my home.
    My heart goes out to those who live in Texas and are struggling with the continued fury of Hurricane Harvey.
    Whereas I have never experienced these events, my sister, Sandy, a former Navy wife, lived through this and more. Her first years of marriage exposed her to tropical storms while stationed with her husband at Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Ga.

  • TAILS helps both parties

    The program that sends rescue dogs to Vandalia Correctional Center and then sends trained dogs back to the rescue is, as Assistant Warden of Programs John Fatheree says, "a win-win for everyone."
    Through TAILS (Teaching Animals & Inmate Life Skills), dogs from Second Chance Animal Rescue are taken to VCC, where they are hooked up with pairs of offenders.
    The offenders are totally responsible for the dogs as they live with them, and that responsibility includes training the animals.