.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Sports Briefs (Feb. 16)

    Brownstown Sports Boosters holding winter cookout on Friday at 5 p.m.

    The Brownstown Sports Boosters will be holding a winter cookout prior to the boys basketball game against Patoka on Friday.

    The cookout, which includes ribeye, porkburger and hot dog meals or sandwiches, will begin at 5 p.m.

    The ribeye meal will be $6, with the sandwich costing $4; the porkburger meal will be $5, with the sandwich costing $3; and the hot dog meal will be $2, with a single hot dog costing $1.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Feb. 16)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Tuesday. Feb. 14
    Mt. Olive 55
    Ramsey 34
    MOHS: 17-11-9-18—55
    RHS:      8-13-7-6—34
    Points: Tyler Pryor, 9; Ryan Kelly, 8; Ryan Black, 6; Austin Cunningham, 6; Jacob Bergin, 2; Jacob Roberts, 2; Tristan Wesselman, 1.
    Record: 4-19

  • The Way We Were

    15 Years Ago

    1997 – The Vandalia Main Street Board of Directors went to the Vandalia City Council to request $15,000, with the money to be used as startup funds for the program.
    Eleven members of the Vandalia wrestling team advanced to the individual sectional tournament. Of the 11, six won regional titles – Shane Graumenz, Michael Mabry, Hank Stout, Nathan Graumenz, Chad Wilson and Nick Cocagne.
    Gilbert Olive was installed is worshipful master of Vandalia Temperance Lodge No. 16, A.F.&A.M.

  • Memories on tape preserve tale of family

    First off, I would like to thank all those who read this column and share with me their enjoyment of the stories that are told here. Many times, more facets of the stories I share come forward and become, as one popular commentator put it, "the rest of the story."

  • Banks of the Okaw

    In last week’s Mystery Banks Photo was: Hazel Albert Stevenson.
    Identifying her were: Thelma Wright, Allen and Vivian Schmid, Donna Chrisman, Evelyn Bennett  and Joann Tessman.
    This week’s Scrambler:  ew tums wive gonuy olpepe ton sa tepym slobtet ot eb dilfel, tub sa descnal ot eb til.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.

  • Company must produce results

    Though no one on the Vandalia City Council could recall any prospects produced for Vandalia by a Texas business recruiting company, the council last week unanimously voted to continue for one more year its relationship with Site Location Partnership.
    We can't fault the council for trying to lure businesses here. However, we urge them to take a long, hard look at the value provided by the company before extending the contract beyond the year just approved.

  • Evans Library now offering Consumer Reports Online

    Evans Public Library in Vandalia has expanded its services to include the Consumer Reports Online, in addition to its existing magazine subscription.
    Consumer Reports Online is available to anytime, anywhere by visiting www.epl.lib.il.us. Patrons wanting to use the service can obtain their user ID and password by calling the library, 283-2824.
    Users may use Consumer Reports Online to browse the website to help make smarter buying decisions.
    It’s a quick, easy way to get the best product at the best price.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for lunch and a meeting, with 24 members and two guests present.
    The pledge to the flag was given and followed with Vera Miller giving the meal prayer.
    After the meal, the meeting was opened, with the secretary and treasurer report given and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries were read for January.
    A card was signed for members Charles and Doris Duncan, who live in Texas and just celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary.

  • Locks of Love Donation

    Madison Johnson, the daughter of Alan and Mary Johnson of Vandalia, recently donated 15 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that provides wigs for cancer patients. She had her hair cut at Cut Loose on Feb. 1.

  • In Uniform

    Boone C. Baker
    Air Force Airman Boone C. Baker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.