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Today's News

  • Governor helps Statehouse project

    Those attending the Christmas Gala on Saturday to support the Vandalia Historical Society’s window renovation project at the Statehouse were surprised to learn of another supporter – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

  • Ballot spots filled

    Fayette County residents will have decisions to make in three of six county officer positions in 2018.
    Three Democrats filed nominating petitions last Thursday that established races for the offices of county clerk, treasurer and sheriff.
    The filing period for the spring primary election ended at the end of the day on Monday, with the following having filed to run in 2018:
    • County clerk and recorder – Incumbent Vicky Conder of Vandalia (R) and Donna Thull (D) of Ramsey.

  • Council seeks input on leaf burning

    Vandalia’s aldermen are split on the issue of burning leaves, and they want to know where local residents stand before they consider making any changes to the city’s burning ordinance.
    The city council’s streets committee agreed to discuss the current ordinance after a letter from a resident, Kenny Lewey, asked the city to consider banning leaf burning.

  • Thrill Hill Bridge Project Under Way
  • Lady Vandals go 0-4 at Newton tourney

    The Lady Vandals were held winless in four games at the Newton Thanksgiving Tournament.

  • Wrestlers lose opener to Belleville West

    In a delayed start to their season, Vandalia wrestlers opened their 2017-18 campaign with a 48-30 loss to Belleville West on the road.
    In the season opener, Tanner Swain, Garret Stewart, Gavin Mouser and Anthony Enlow won by pins, and Jarrett Paslay won by forfeit.
    106 pounds – Josh Koderhandt of Belleville West won by pin over Morgan Dothager, 3:44.
    112 pounds – Parker McCullough (BW) defeated Jarek Wehrle (V), 7-0.
    120 pounds – Sam Segerstrom (BW) won by win over Dakota Gasaway (V), 3:47.

  • Eagles edge South Central on Tuesday

    Lewis Brown and Nate Philpot combined for 40 points as St. Elmo/Brownstown edged county rival South Central, 59-58, on Tuesday.
    Philpot scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, where the Eagles held a 19-17 edge and gain the win. Brown led all scorers with 23 points.
    St. Elmo/Brownstown led 14-9 after one quarter and held a 29-24 edge at halftime. South Central outscored the Eagles in the third quarter, 17-11, to go up by one heading into the final quarter.
    Trent Geiler led South Central with 15 points, and Logan Lotz had 13.

  • JH Basketball

    Seventh Grade Boys
    Tuesday, Nov. 21
    Vandalia 46, Effingham St. Anthony 36
    Vandalia – Devin Peebles 19, Tristan McNutt 13, Aiden Politte 5, Matthew Hagy 3, Cayden Hipsher 3, Reid Well 3.
    Vandalia 7-0 on the season.
    Monday, Nov. 27
    Bethalto 30, Vandalia 28
    Vandalia – Peebles 8, Politte 7, Hagy 6, Well 4, McNutt 3.
    Vandalia 7-1 on the season.
    Eighth Grade Girls
    Monday, Nov. 27
    First game of regional
    Hillsboro 34, Vandalia 15

  • Eagles win MG tourney; Brown named MVP

    Isaac Maxey scored 19 points in the first half and three teammates joined him in double figures in the second half as Brownstown/St. Elmo defeated the host team in the championship game of the Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Critters are Well …
    … at this time, so the column will begin with this important …
    Announcement …
    … which was in the Brownstown First Christian Church news. I feel this should be shared by all of the village community, so I moved it from their announcements to the beginning of the column. I feel the church will not mind the liberty taken to share this with all in the spirit of Christmas and in honor of our Savior’s birth – the reason for the season.
    Card Ministry Treats for Treston …