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Today's News

  • City to look at 3 levy options

    Vandalia’s aldermen were presented on Monday with three options for a new tax levy, and in reviewing those options, council members said they welcome input from the public.
    Some aldermen said they also want some input from residents on the issue of leaf burning.
    Mayor Rick Gottman said that he had met earlier in the day with Executive Secretary LaTisha Paslay and Dale Timmermann, a local CPA whose firm performs the city audit, to discuss the new tax levy.

  • County has balanced budget ... BUT

    The Fayette County Board approved a balanced budget for the coming fiscal year on Tuesday, but the board chairman said it’s only balanced because of monies transferred into the general fund.
    And as board Chairman Steve Knebel said the transfer of $355,000 from the capital improvement fund is necessary to balance the budget, he doesn’t favor similar transfers in the coming year.
    But even with a balanced budget, Knebel said, the county’s department heads will have to be vigilant about their spending.

  • Top 8 is still great

    BRIDGEPORT – Though the South Central volleyball team wasn't able to advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history, it doesn't erase the historic accomplishments the team did achieve.

    After winning their first-ever sectional championship, the Lady Cougars faced a stiff challenge from Gibault Catholic at the Bridgeport Super-Sectional on Saturday, falling to the Lady Hawks, 25-11, 25-15.

  • Four Lady Vandals named all-conference in volleyball

    Four players from the Vandalia volleyball team were named to the South Central Conference's all-conference team this season.

    Most notably, senior Haley Wollerman was a unanimous first-team selection, which coach Allison Smith said is very rare, after leading the team in service aces and assists.

    The team's leader in kills, junior RaeChelle Leiken, was also named to the first team.

    Junior Austyn Krueger was named to the second team, and junior Sierah Ruffner picked up an honorable mention selection.

  • Vandalia's Red/White Night scheduled for this Saturday

    The annual Red/White Night will be held at Vandalia Community High School this Saturday, starting at 5 p.m.

    The event, which is the unofficial start to Vandalia's basketball season, features four games and several other activities.

    There is no admission fee.

    All times for the scheduled events are approximate.

    •5-5:15 p.m. – Freshmen boys game
    •5:15-5:30 p.m. – Jr. Pro scrimmage (grades K-3)
    •5:30-6 p.m. – Jr. Pro scrimmage (grades 3-6)
    •6-6:20 p.m. – Varsity girls game
    •6:20-7:20 p.m. – Men's alumni game
    •7:20-7:30 p.m. – Cheerleading performance

  • Vandalia eighth-grade girls 16-1, Patoka JH boys still perfect

    Two local junior high basketball teams remain on good starts this season.

    The Vandalia eighth-grade girls lost their first game of the season on Tuesday against Hillsboro, 25-23. The loss moves the team's record to 16-1.

    Tuesday, Nov. 8
    vs. Hillsboro
    Hillsboro 25
    Vandalia 23
    Points: Karlie Bright, 10; Makayla Tinker, 6; Jalea Paslay, 4; Madelyn Hosick, 3.

    Thursday, Nov. 3
    at Greenville
    Vandalia 26
    Greenville 8
    Points: Bright, 12; Tinker, 8; Hosick, 6.

    Tuesday, Nov. 1
    vs. Litchfield
    Vandalia 32
    Litchfield 5
    Points: Tinker, 12; Bright, 9; Hosick, 6; Leah Francis, 5.

  • VJHS cheerleaders holding 'Clean out the Closet' sale

    The Vandalia Junior High School cheerleaders will be holding a "Clean out the Closet" sale at the junior high boys basketball game on Thursday and at Red/White Night at Vandalia Community High School on Saturday.

    Available at the sale will be old cheerleading uniforms and bags, and pom-poms.

    Thursday's game is against Ramsey and begins at 6 p.m.

    Red/White Night begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Vandalia Golf Awards

    Vandalia High School golf coach Brandon Taylor handed out several awards at the team's banquet at Los Amigos on Tuesday.

  • Kids Night Out

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team hosted nearly 70 children in the VCHS gymnasium on Saturday for Kids Night Out.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (Oct. 15)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Oct. 15.