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Today's News

  • Vandals fall at IHSA Team Dual State Wrestling Tournament

    BLOOMINGTON - The Vandals battled hard in an emotional 31-29 loss to Litchfield in the first round of the dual team state tournament.

    Taking on the Purple Panthers at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, the Vandals were able to significantly cut the margin of victory for Litchfield, which beat the Vandals, 39-21, on Jan. 10.

    In the final two bouts, Vandalia needed pins to get the team win after freshmen Kolten Etcheson and Kendrick Woolsey each refused to get pinned at 220 and 285 pounds, but it was not to be.

  • T-Town proves superior in regional rout of Vandals

    HILLSBORO - Vandalia was unable to generate any momentum on Friday, as the Wooden Shoes of Teutopolis ran away with the championship of the Hillsboro Regional.

    Top-seeded T-Town scored consistently throughout the game, building an early leading and increasing it over the final three quarters of an 85-48 victory.

    Vandalia senior Aaron Harter paced the second-seeded Vandals (15-13) with 14 points. He, along with Michael Wells, Chase Woolsey, Wade Cowger and Leyton Godoyo, was playing in the final game of his career.

  • Eason to speak at SIUE forum

    MacMurray College public relations associate Alyssa Eason will speak at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

    She will participate in an open forum discussion that will deal with a variety of topics within the communications field.
    The panel will meet in early February on SIUE’s campus.
    Eason will give insight into her post-graduate experiences dealing with communication.
    She is the daughter of Larry and Patrice Eason of Vandalia.

  • College News

    Blackburn College
    Amy Walton of Shobonier, an elementary education major, was inducted into the Blackburn College Illinois Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi in October.
    Alpha Chi is a national honor scholarship society. Students are selected by the Blackburn faculty on academic achievement and character. Alpha Chi members are in the top 10 percent of academic performance in their class.
    Walton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Walton.

    Pensacola Christian

  • A Battle of Wits
  • FCHD offering another Life Smart class

    Due the overwhelming response to its Life Smart class, the Fayette County Health Department is offering an additional class.
    The class, for women age 65 and above, encourages healthy choices for a better quality of life.
    The new class will meet from 9-10 a.m., beginning on Feb. 25.
    The free, 10-week educational program is led by registered nurse Cindy Hof.
    Space in the class is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Julie Opfer at the health department, 283-1044.

  • Birthday

    Earl Hovious
    An open house celebration in observance of the 91st birthday of Earl Hovious will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at First Christian Church in Brownstown.

    All family members and friends are invited to attend the open house.
    Those who are unable to attend and wish to send cards should send them to: Earl Hovious, P.O. Box 57, Brownstown, Ill. 62418.
     

  • Delicath-Houghtaling

    Kelly Delicath and Blake Houghtaling, both of Indianapolis, Ind., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Chappel-Miller

    Megan Chappel of Aurora and Kyle Miller of Naperville have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Taylor-Thacker

    Carolyn Faye Taylor of Vandalia and Gordon Ray Thacker of Mulberry Grove were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Temple Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating.