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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: YMCA Soccer

    Photos from Saturday's YMCA soccer game.

  • YMCA is free to everyone this weekend

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County will be open for free to non-members from Friday- Monday during Autumn Family Fun Days.

    In addition to free access to the facility, the YMCA will be offering hour-long training sessions for children and adults. The sessions are open to members and non-members.

    Any child who participates in  all of the activities will be entered into a drawing for a $75 gift card to Wal-Mart and a three-month long family membership to the YMCA.

    The following training sessions will be offered:

  • VYO goes 3-1 at Greenville

    The Vandalia VYO football teams went 3-1 at Greenville on Saturday.

    The fifth-graders won, 12-6.

    The sixth-graders won, 20-8.

    The seventh-graders lost, 48-36.

    The eighth-graders won, 40-28.

    The Jr. Vandals will be home this Saturday against Litchfield in the final games of the season. The first game begins at 11 a.m.

  • Vandals become playoff eligible with win against Hillsboro

    The touchdowns just kept piling up for the Vandals, and the game ended with the team becoming elibigle for the state playoffs.

    Senior Luke Smith scored three times to help Vandalia take a 42-0 lead at halftime, and the Vandals' JV players played most of the second half to wrap up a 48-6 win, the fifth of the season.

    With another victory, the Vandals (5-1) will be assured a spot in the playoffs, though any team from the South Central Conference with five wins typically gets in.

  • Lady Vandals win Volley for the Cure match

    GREENVILLE — Though the overall meaning of the night far exceeded the volleyball game, the Lady Vandals were able to win Thursday's Volley for the Cure match at Greenville, 25-17, 13-25, 25-7.

    Vandalia (17-1, 7-0 SCC) slipped in the second set, but came back with a strong showing in the third set, winning by the largest margin of victory in a single set on the season.

    Senior Sierah Ruffner had nine kills to lead the Lady Vandals, and senior RaeChelle Leiken added eight. Leiken and sophomore Ally Sasse each had four service aces.

  • Cougars undefeated in first NTC season

    South Central finished its first season in the National Trail Conference undefeated after defeating Windsor, 10-0, on Thursday.

    The Cougars have a 9-0 conference record.

    Seniors Dan Diss and Shawn Meyer combined to throw a one-hitter, striking out 10.

    Dylan Smith was 2-for-2, with two RBI, and Kyle Bray was 1-for-3, with a double and two RBI.

    South Central next plays on Monday in the NTC Tournament in Kinmundy.

  • KC bands will present first concert of season

    The Kaskaskia College Music Department will present its first concert of the 2012-13 season on Tuesday with the fall instrumental concert. The concert will feature the Kaskaskia College Concert and Jazz Bands under the direction of Professor Cliff Jourdan.
    Concert band highlights include "The Processional Wedding March” by John Philip Sousa, and “Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World’ Finale Excerpts” by Antonin Dvorak.

  • Greenville College recognized as a 'Best College'

    Greenville College was recently ranked among the top Midwest regional colleges in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges.
    “We’re pleased yet again to be ranked so highly by U.S. News,” said Vice President for Enrollment Michael Ritter. “We believe that attending Greenville College is among the best investments that a student can make in their future.
    “We hope that this recognition allows more students to learn about the experience they can have here.”

  • Tri-county conference is on Oct. 5

    Regional Superintendent Julie Wollerman and the ROE 3 team will once again host the tri-county Professional Development Conference.
    The conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, at Vandalia Junior High and Elementary schools. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m., with the keynote address starting at 8:30 a.m. Sessions will continue throughout the day until 2:30 pm.

  • Jenny's Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Thursday at Jenny's barbecue restaurant, 337 Mattes Ave., as the facility observed a change in ownership personnel.