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Today's News

  • Dakota Pipeline gives EMA $20,000

    Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC announced last week plans to donate $20,000 to each Emergency Management Agency across Illinois in the counties through which the pipeline travels, totaling $240,000.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Our Creator has again decorated our little corner of the world and surroundings with beautiful, subtle hues, and brilliant and bright colors to see, and provided crisp, clean country air for us to breath, the scent of wood smoke coming from fireplaces, our neighbors’ stoves and, if we are lucky, campfires (my favorite).

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Thursday, November 9
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Fayette County Leadership Council, 6 p.m., Fayette County Extension Office.
    • Fayette County Livestock Committee, 7 p.m., Fayette County Extension Office.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Honor Rolls

    PATOKA SCHOOLS
    First Quarter
    High Honors
    Third grade: Michael Becker, Addyson Belcher, Brady Cain, Alyssa Gebke, Haley Hassebrock, Daniel Lewis, Madisen Lux, Olivia Shaw, Lillian Slininger, Jacob Thomas
    Fourth grade: Gwen Belcher, Lily Cain, Jackson Cahppell, Lauren Gray, Riley Hassebrock, Ava Meier, Olivia Murray, Gesleigh Plummer, Benjamin Spencer, Katherine Spencer, Kenzi Wilkerson
    Fifth grade: Rylee Doza, Brookelynn Hill, Katie Meyer, Raegan Permenter, Camryn Phelps, Landon Robb, Karsyn Ronholdt, Kaden Williams

  • It's all fun & games
  • Briefs

    VCHS 2018 yearbook orders taken

    Copies of the 2018 Vandalois, the Vandalia Community High School yearbook, may now be ordered at the school.
    The cost is $48, or $54 with a name embossed on the cover. The deposit amount required is $25.
    Copies of the yearbook can also be ordered online at www.balfour.com.

    VCHS Talent Show is this Thursday

    The annual VCHS Talent Show will be held at 7 p.m. this Thursday in the Vandalia Community High School gym.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Kenneth J. Pontious, 34, Edgewood, was arrested on Nov. 7 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $15,000.
    • Darrin D. Herron, 51, Effingham, was arrested on Nov. 7 on charges of obstructing justice and possession of a hypodermic needle. Bond was $7,500.
    • Ryan J. Skinner, 20, 1386 IL HWY 185, Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 6 on a charge of domestic battery. Bond was $5,000.
    • Troy A. Talley, 37, Blandon, Pa., was arrested on Nov. 5 on charges of driving without a valid license and speeding. Bond was $1,500.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, November 9

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2  p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library.
    ✔ The United Methodist Men will hold their annual fish fry from 4:30-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church. The proceeds are used to purchase coats and shoes for needy children in the area at Christmastime.

  • Junior Vandals win Pana Tournament

    Vandalia won the seventh-grade Pana Tournament, defeating Shelbyville, 41-21, last Thursday to claim the title.

  • A look at new records set this year, team records

    Compiled by the Rev. Zach Edgar, Hannah Edgar and former Leader-Union sport editor Chris Stalter
    The Vandals won their sixth playoff game (6-12) in program history last week at Greenville. It was the first time in program history the team has won two playoff games in the same postseason.