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Today's News

  • Several Vandals earn all-conference honors

    Seven Vandalia football players have been selected to receive All-South Central Conference recognition.

    Players named to the first team were:

    •Ryan Ambuehl, defensive back
    •Jeff Lucken, defensive line
    •Luke Smith, linebacker
    •Jake Stone, offensive line

    Players named to the second team were:

    •Tim Ritchey, defensive back
    •Ryan Schmolinger, offensive line
    •Ambuehl, running back
    •Lucken, offensive line

  • Miller Field has been an asset to youth, YMCA

    In the fall, there were more than 170 children registered for YMCA soccer and flag football.

    Fortunately, the generosity of the Miller family allowed the Y to accommodate that many kids without any problems.

    Miller Field, which opened in 2009, sits in front of the YMCA building on Rock Island Avenue, and has three soccer fields and a flag football field that always see plenty of action during the fall.

  • Vandalia basketball to travel to DuQuoin Tournament

    The Vandals will be in action next Monday at the DuQuoin Tournament.

    That game will be at 6 p.m. against Cairo, a team the Vandals defeated last season, 80-60.

    Next Friday, the Vandals take on Agape at 6 p.m., and on Saturday, the Vandals face Flora at noon and DuQuoin at 7:30 p.m.

    Last season, Vandalia won the tournament, going 4-0 as part of a 15-3 start.

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia fall award winners

    Several teams held banquets last Thursday.

  • Prep Roundup (Nov. 22)

    A slow second half allowed Shelbyville to erase its 27-16 deficit against Brownstown last Thursday, as the Lady Bombers fell, 44-42.

    Juniors Molly Hill and Audriana Pruett each had 12 points to pace Brownstown (1-1), which only scored 15 points in the second half.

    The Lady Bombers missed eight free throws in the second half, and made just 40 percent of those shots in the game.

  • PHOTO: 23-point deer harvested

    Rex Rosenberger of Ramsey recently harvested a 23-point deer in northern Fayette County. He said he has seen the deer the past three years, but had never been close enough to kill it. The deer measured 234.5 inches.

  • Smith named state football official

    Vandalia resident Jay Smith will be officiating at the state football finals in Champaign.

    He will either work the Class 4A title game Friday night or the class 5A title game Saturday morning.

    He also worked the state finals in 2005.

    In addition, a Vandalia officiating crew of Dave Givens, Mike Critcheloe, Jerry Schukar, Larry Rebbe and Paul Yagow officiated two rounds of games in this season's playoffs.

  • Road Ranger acquires FS Travel Center

    See this week's issue-Available Tuesday afternoon this week!

  • BHS chorus salutes veterans
  • Wedding

    Krista Suzanne Kukowski of Greenville and Capt. Adam Ward Cole of Vandalia were united in marriage at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at First Christian Church in Greenville, with Darryl Bolen officiating.