Today's News

  • Lady Vandals finish 2-3 at Jacksonville Shootout


  • Vandals run into stiff competition at Jacksonville, finish 1-3


  • Banks of the Okaw

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    There was no photo last week.
    This week’s Scrambler: aneorcgni si ton eonineccn tub nis.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: Responsibility educates.
    Unscrambling it were: Larry and Joyce Cable, Wayne and Bonnie Purtilar, Juanita Workman, Lois Jackson, DeeDee Diveley, Judy Elder, Harold and Loretta Tidwell, and Cy and Lorene Locke.

  • The library is more than a lot of books

    When you think about a library, or Evans Public Library in particular, your first thought is about a building with a whole lot of books. But, we're hoping that you are discovering that Evans Public Library is much more than that.
    We hope, through a series of articles, to educate local residents about the programs and services offered at the library.
    So far, we've told you about many programs offered to children of all ages, including story times, summer and winter reading programs, Fantastic Fridays and Teen Advisory Board.

  • Miller's interest in trains goes back decades

    Mark Miller’s massive train setup has more new tracks in place, and more new stops along the line, including Mayberry, everyone’s favorite town, with Sheriff Andy Taylor, Deputy Barney Fife, Aunt Bea, Opie and Gomer Pyle standing under the water tower, around the Mayberry Christmas tree.

  • Looking at the library

    In addition to helping patrons of Evans Public Library find a book or other media through interlibrary loan programs, library employee Cathy Smith helps individuals with family research.

  • City hosting schools' budget event

    While Vandalia students will be in the classroom this fall for the start of another school year, there may be many districts in Illinois in which that is not the case.

  • AC Added at VCHS
  • FSA county committee nominations now accepted

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last Thursday that the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees began last Wednesday.
    “Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs,” FSA Administrator Val Dolcini said.
    “I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers across the spectrum of American agriculture, to get involved in this year’s elections.

  • Lions' hearing unit here on Friday

    To protect the hearing of the public through an early alert system, and to increase public awareness of the problems of the deaf and the capabilities of the hearing-impaired, the Lions Clubs of Illinois sponsor free hearing clinics.
    As part of that program, the Vandalia Lions Club is sponsoring hearing screening from 1-5 p.m. this Friday at Walmart in Vandalia.