Today's News

  • YMCA hosting Parents' Night Out on Friday night

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County is hosting Parents' Night Out on Friday.

    The fun-filled evening for kids ages 5-12 offers parents a night to themselves and a night of fun for their children.

    There will be an open gym, games, face-painting, movies and a concession stand at the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.

    Registration opens at 5:15 p.m. and the cost is $10 per child, and $5 for any siblings.

  • PHOTOS: JV Corner (Sept. 13)

    JV photos from the past week.

  • PHOTOS: VYO football vs. Roxana

    The VYO football teams took to Mark Greer Field on Saturday against Roxana.   

    This Saturday, the Jr. Vandals travel to Pana. Action from two weeks ago at East Alton-Wood River was canceled due to rain.

  • Vandals win at Staunton

    STAUNTON - The Vandals got three touchdowns and more than 150 yards from Ryan Ambuehl during a 36-21 win at Staunton on Saturday night.

    Vandalia's victory comes as a boost after the team was defeated by Carlinville last Friday, as the Vandals (2-1) now have a string of winnable games, with the next big challenge not until week 9 against Greenville, which lost to Carlinville 59-14 on Saturday.

    Luke Smith and Tim Ritchey also scored for the Vandals to help drop Staunton to 2-1 on the season.

  • Vandalia Football game postponed until Saturday.

    STAUNTON-Vandalia's football game at Staunton was canceled at about 7:00pm on Friday night and rescheduled for Saturday at 7:00pm. The game was called off due to heavy rains.

  • Lions Candy Day
  • Births

    Kiyah Beth Knoche
    Mary and David Knoche of Alton are the parents of a girl born at 4:10 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Engagement

    Courtney Carroll and Aaron Sapp, both of Vandalia have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Engagement

    Deidre King and Matthew Langston, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Hurricane Isaac brings much-needed moisture

    The remnants of Hurricane Isaac brought significant precipitation to the state last week.
    Statewide rainfall averaged 3.18 inches, pushing topsoil moisture levels to 19 percent very short, 28 percent short, 51 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.
    This is the largest percentage of cropland in the adequate and surplus topsoil moisture categories since the middle of May.
    Temperatures averaged 76.1 degrees, 3.2 above normal.