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Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, November 3

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ The United Methodist Men will hold its annual fish fry from 4-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ($12 and under).

  • Sample issue sent to Vandalia area residents

    If you’re not a regular subscriber, this issue of The Leader-Union is being sent as our treat to you. It’s part of a periodic sampling program – this time to all Vandalia city and rural routes.
    Helping to bring this issue to you are our three sampling sponsors – Arthur Young Inc., The Pain Relief Center and Bluff Equipment. We appreciate their partnership, and we encourage you to patronize their businesses.

  • Chuck Jones learned bow-making from his grandfather

    When Melvin “Chuck” Jones was a little boy, he was fortunate to spend time with his grandfather, Perry Davis of Sefton Township.

  • Celebrating Halloween

    First Photo: Girl Scout Troop No. 382 won second place in the float competition in the Lions Club Halloween Parade.

    Second Photo: The Ramsey High School band marches to third place in Class B in the Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade on Thursday. Third Photo: Tony Flowers at Liberty Coffee Shop gives Alain Harsha some treats during the Downtown Trick-or Treating on Saturday.

  • The End of a Career

    Today’s firefighters are covered from head to toe with special clothing and equipment that protects them from flames and toxic smoke. That wasn’t the case when Merle Adermann joined the Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department in 1974.

  • South Central to play for sectional championship

    DIETERICH — The South Central High School volleyball team overcame an early seven-point deficit on Tuesday to defeat Edwards County in three sets to advance to Thursday's sectional championship game at 7 p.m.

    The Lady Cougars won, 20-25, 25-17, 25-12, on the strength of strong serving and hitting in the final two sets, notably from senior Kinzie Neilson, who had eights aces and nine kills on the night.

    Four of her aces came in the second set and another four came in the final set.

  • Lions Club announces parade winners

    FLOATS

    1st-Family Worship Center

    2nd-Girl Scout Troop 382

    3rd-Moose Lodge

    4th-Girl Scout Troop 385

    5th-FNB

    6th-Land of Lincoln Credit Union

     

    WALKING GROUPS

    1st-Dancin' Dan and Swingin' Sharon

    2nd-Maranatha's

    3rd-Walking Dead Witch

    4th-Willy Wonka Characters

    5th-YMCA

    6th-Brownies

     

    RAFFLE WINNERS

  • South Central wins regional championship; Vandalia, St. Elmo lose

    FARINA — South Central's volleyball team won its third straight regional championship on Thursday, defeating North Clay, 25-16, 25-15.

    The top-seeded Lady Cougars got 14 kills from senior Kinzie Neilson, and three aces and 16 assists from Natalie Chapman.

    On Tuesday, South Central (31-4) will battle Edwards County at the Dieterich Sectional at 6 p.m.

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    FLORA — The Vandalia volleyball team ran into state-championship contender Breese Central at the Flora Regional on Thursday, losing, 25-10, 25-13.

  • Marriage Licenses Oct 27 2011

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Circuit Clerk Terri Braun:
    Nicholas Raymond Otto
    Vandalia
    Susan Denise Koonce
    Vandalia
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    Nathan Dale Murphree
    St. Charles, Mo.
    Megan Amelia Wollin
    St. Charles, Mo.
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    Clayton Michael Rhodes
    Brownstown
    Brandi Jo Hefley
    Brownstown

  • In Uniform

    Christopher J. LaMacchia
    Navy Seaman Apprentice Christopher J. LaMacchia, son of Carla J. White and John C. LaMacchia, both of Mulberry Grove, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    LaMacchia received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.
    Training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.