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Today's News

  • Honor Roll

    Vandalia Junior High School
    Fifth Grade

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Breakfast
    Monday, March 4-No school.
    Tuesday, March 5-Breakfast bacon, scrambled pizza, milk and juice.
    Wednesday, March 6-Choice of cereal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Thursday, March 7-French toast sticks, milk and juice.
    Friday, March 8-Oatmeal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Lunch
    Monday, March 4-No school.
    Tuesday, March 5-Grilled chicken breast, mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, mixed fruit and milk.

  • Dean's Lists

    SIUC
    A number of area students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
    The area students are as follows, with an asterisk denoting straight A’s:
    • Ramsey-Eric L. Brown, junior.
    • Fillmore-Troy Kimbro and Isaac E. Young, seniors.
    • Vandalia-Zachary W. Ehrat, sophomore; *Jordan J. Mars, senior; Brooke J. Pippins, senior; and James E. Schaible, junior.
    • Farina-Jennifer Glaspell, senior.

  • Academic Challenge at KC
  • Three seniors named all-conference in basketball

    Three Vandalia seniors have been selected to all-conference teams in basketball by coaches in the South Central Conference.

    Amber Bruno was named second-team for the girls, and Michael Wells took second-team honors and Aaron Harter took third-team honors for the boys.

    Bruno had the best season of her career in 2012-13, leading the team in scoring in all but five games as she averaged 19.4 points per game.

  • Hospital takes delivery of new ambulance

    Fayette County Hospital this week received a new advanced life support ambulance to replace a 1994 basic life support unit that has 227,000 miles on it.

  • Post-Prom Fundraiser

    Tina Cook, left, representing TC4 Inc., presents a check for $2,500 to Maranatha Cripe and Abby Bayles of the Vandalia Community High School Post-Prom Committee to support this year's post-prom activities.

    The money was raised through a gun raffle. Winners of the raffle were Randy Long, Bill Richardson, Janice Hoopingarner, Ruth Ann Casey and Josh Goen.

  • Craycroft named to chamber post

    Shannon Craycroft has been named executive director of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce. She replaces Tiffany Berry, who last month took another job.

  • Lorenzo's now in downtown location

    After operating his restaurant for the past five years in a relatively low-traffic residential area on West Orchard Street, Larry Oakes has moved to one of the busiest intersections in Vandalia.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Patricia L. Langley, 48, Effingham, was arrested on Feb. 25 for failure to appear in court on an ordinance violation charge. Bond was $100, and she was released on a personal recognizance bond.
    • Mitchell R. Dunigan, 21, Nokomis, was arrested on Feb. 25 on charges of home invasion, mob action and criminal trespass to a residence. No bond information was listed.
    • Todd L. Parke, 38, RR 3, Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 25 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Bond was $1,500.