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Today's News

  • City sets guidelines for landscape waste pickup

    The city of Vandalia has established new guidelines for the pickup of yard waste, brush and sticks.
    The setting of the new guidelines was announced at Monday’s city council meeting, with Mayor Rick Gottman emphasizing that the city will begin more strongly enforcing the city ordinance prohibiting mowing or blowing grass or other waste into the street.
    Gottman said that not only is that practice unsightly, it’s costly. “It goes into the storm system and it costs us a lot of money (to get it out of the system),” he said.

  • Teammates Roll 300 Games
  • 8U Team Finishes Third
  • Lady Vandals drop SCC contest to Carlinville on Tuesday

    Vandalia fell to Carlinville in South Central Conference softball on Tuesday, 27-1.
    The Lady Vandals (1-21) committed 10 errors in the loss, seven in the second inning alone.
    Kaitlyn Mills went 3-for-3 and scored the Lady Vandals’ lone run. Mills also shared pitching duties, going two innings, along with Molly Kern (two innings) and Kennedy Fiscus (one inning).
    Mills struck out three, walked two, hit two batters and allowed five hits. Kern struck out two, walked two and gave up seven hits, and Fiscus recorded one strike out and gave up 11 hits.

  • Fayette County Speedway

    April 15 Results
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    118 DUSTIN ATCHISON
    11 ED ROLEY
    K9 WILL KRUP
    117 MARK ENK
    HEAT 2
    14C RICK CONOYER
    1A STEVE MEYER
    24H MIKE HARRISON
    22 WADE WENTHE
    DASH
    14C RICK CONOYER
    24H MIKE HARRISON
    11 ED ROLEY
    118 DUSTIN ATCHISON
    FEATURE
    24H MIKE HARRISON
    K9 WILL KRUP
    11 ED ROLEY
    14C RICK CONOYER
    95 LARRY ANDERSON
    1A STEVE MEYER
    3M TRES MEHLER
    3D KEVIN LEE

  • Two more VCHS track records fall Tuesday

    Two more records fell as the Vandalia boys and girls track teams hosted a five-team meet on Tuesday.

  • Vandals at 15-6 after win over Litchfield, DH split

    Vandalia improved to 15-6 on the season with an 8-4 win over Litchfield on Monday.

  • Family YMCA of Fayette County's Healthy Kids Day is this Saturday

    This Saturday, the Family YMCA of Fayette County is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.
    The morning event features activities such as games, healthy living education, arts and crafts, and exercise on the inflatables to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home.

  • New technology in the realm of driving and dementia

    ByAmy Sobrino, MSW
    For the past two months, I have been tracked. Everywhere I go in my car, every turn I make, every road I drive, has been logged.
    Does this sound like something out of a spy movie? Perhaps, but it is also telling the story of how technology is continuing to impact our world, even the world of dementia caregiving.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Update on Mother Robin’s “Squatter’s Rights”
    Mother Robin is firmly ensconced on top of the Homestead back porch light, on the porch wall, right next to the door.
    We figured she would be moving on, as we come and go through that door, but we noticed her taking flight off the nest only a few times at first.
    It concerned us that her eggs many not hatch if she continually left them, but now she seems be used to us and stays on the nest.