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Today's News

  • Lady Vandals now 1-1 at Litchfield Tournament

    The Lady Vandals earned a come-from-behind win on Tuesday at the Litchfield Tournament, defeating Athens, 68-66, on the strength of 24 fourth-quarter points.

    Senior Amber Bruno had 22 points, and junior Megan Godoyo put in 21. Junior Morgan Cripe added 11, and freshman Karlie Bright scored her first four career points.

    Freshman Madelyn Hosick also had her first career points on a field goal.

    Vandalia attempted 49 free throws in the game, and have made 40-of-70 attempts on the season.

  • St. Elmo Holiday Tournament schedule released

    The schedule for this season's St. Elmo Holiday Tournament has been announced, and the hosts have the No. 1 seed.

    Tuesday, Dec. 11
    •Game 1: (1) St. Elmo vs. (8) Mulberry Grove, 6:15 p.m.
    •Game 2: (4) Beecher City vs. (5) Brownstown, 7:45 p.m.

    Wednesday, Dec. 12
    •Game 3: (2) Altamont vs. (7) Ramsey, 6:15 p.m.
    •Game 4: (3) Cowden-Herrick vs. (6) South Central, 7:45 p.m.

  • Vandals get season-opening win at South Central

    FARINA – A five-point possession in the middle of the third quarter was the turning point for Vandalia in a 46-26 victory at South central in Tuesday’s season-opener.

    Senior Tim Ritchey made a 3-pointer but was fouled after the shot, and senior Michael Wells made a second-chance layup on the ensuing possession to give the Vandals a 30-14 lead and control of the game with 3:51 left in the third period.

  • Walmart Gives Ceremonial Scissors to City

    Ken Wample, manager of the Vandalia Walmart, recently presented a pair of ceremonial scissors to Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman.

    The scissors will be used to cut ribbons at ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

  • Business Briefs

    Bluff employees at Kubota meeting
    Two Bluff Equipment employees and their wives recently attended Kubota Tractor's national dealer's meeting in Dallas.
    Participating in the event were Gail Hall and his wife, Darla, and Bob Langel and his wife, Margaret. They joined more than 1,000 Kubota dealers from across the country to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the company's entry into the U.S. market.
    During the meeting, Hall and Langel attended field demonstrations as well as classroom sessions to gain hands-on experience with Kubota's products.

  • Vandalia Chamber of Commerce honors new businesses at breakfast

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce last Thursday paid tribute to the owners and managers of businesses that have been launched in Vandalia in the past year.

  • Digital mammography

    After months of raising funds and pursuing grants, Fayette County Hospital has purchased and installed a digital mammography machine, as well as a digital C-arm X-ray machine.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    Twenty-nine members and three guests enjoyed a luncheon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia on Thursday, Nov. 15, for the monthly meeting of the ExxonMobil Annuitants Club.
    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher asked the meal blessing.
    After the meal, President Dean Black opened the meeting. The secretary and treasurer reports were given and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for November were read.
    Plans for the Christmas party to be held on Dec. 20 at the same location were discussed.

  • Junior Olympics Medalists

    Three local tumblers won medals at the Junior Olympics in Houston, Texas, in August.

    From left to right are: Aurora Richardson, bronze medal; Katie Keeling, gold medal; and Kassidy VanUytven, gold medal. The girls represent Triple A Tumbling in Vandalia and are coached by Larry and Anita Merriman, Deb Richardson and Ashley Sebright.

  • $35,781 raised for Neurofibromatosis

    A fundraising event held last month in Fayette County generated nearly $18,000 for neurofibromatosis research, and an anonymous donation matched that amount, making the total raised $35,781.42.