Today's News

  • Area Prep Roundup (April 17)

    The Vandals took a 13-3 loss on the road at Altamont on Tuesday afternoon.

    Seniors Carson Smith and Matt Beck, and junior Jake Bowen each had an RBI single for Vandalia in the first inning, but Altamont countered with five runs in the bottom of the frame and continued scoring for the lopsided win.

  • ApexNetwork Physical Therapy Ribbon Cutting

    ApexNetwork Physical Therapy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday at its new facility in Vandalia.

    The physical therapy group is affiliated with Greenville Regional Hospital. The new office here is located at 1611 Veterans Ave. The telephone number is 283-9040.

  • Chamber hears program on new theater project

    With a capacity crowd jamming every space in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Restaurant, the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday heard a program about the movie theater that is slated to open in late May.

  • BNI Network Masters event this Saturday

    The local chapter of a business networking organization will be sponsoring a business expo at Vandalia Elementary School gymnasium this Saturday.
    The expo, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include booths prepared by members of BNI Network Masters from Vandalia and Greenville.
    Admission is free. Members of the Vandalia Community High School FFA chapter will provide food and beverages.

  • Reams joins Jennings staff

    Vandalia native Josh Reams has joined the sales staff at Roger Jennings Inc. in Hillsboro.

  • Embers Wood Fired Pizza now open

    From the time you enter the door, it’s clear that Embers Wood Fired Pizza is not your typical pizza restaurant.

  • Births

    Gunner Robert Miles
    Mark and Sheri Miles of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 10:53 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    Gunner Robert weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
    Grandparents are Alice Miles of Vandalia, and Gary and Jerri George of Centralia.

  • Ward is top cookie seller

    Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) has wrapped up the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program, and Riely Ward, a Girl Scout Junior from Vandalia, was the top cookie seller for the Fayette County area.
    “Our girls, their parents and our fantastic volunteers have put in a tremendous amount of hard work to ensure that our 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program was a success,” said Villie M. Appoo, GSSI chief executive officer.  “I’d like to thank each and every one of them for their dedication and commitment to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.”

  • Retirement

    Jean Schorsch
    An open house to honor Jean Schorsch on her retirement from Rural King will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at Northside Christian Church on West Jackson Street in Vandalia.
    The public is invited.

  • Birthday

    Helen Tompkins
    An open house to celebrate the 103rd birthday of Helen Tompkins will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Pleasant Mound Community Center, located south of Mulberry Grove.
    A card shower is also being requested. Cards may be sent to: 747 Swan Road, Smithboro, Ill. 62284.