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Today's News

  • Lady Vandals in Farina for season opener

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team will open its season next Tuesday at South Central, with a varsity-only contest beginning at 6:15 p.m.

    For the Lady Vandals, the game will serve as the first test in a season during which the goal is to win at least 20 games.

    In last season’s game, Vandalia won, 67-33, with Amber Bruno scoring 12 points and Haley Wollerman and Hannah Edwards each scoring 11. Then-senior Amy Walton also added 11 for the Lady Vandals.

  • Mulberry Grove and Ramsey team up for tournament

    The Mulberry Grove and Ramsey High School Thanksgiving boys basketball tournaments have been consolidated into one event this season.

    Both schools will host a pool of four teams this week, with all eight teams coming together to play on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Mulberry Grove. Next season, the finals will be played at Ramsey.

    The new event is called the Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament.

  • Several programs coming up at the Family YMCA

    There has been a lot happening at the Fayette County YMCA, and there are several upcoming programs at the Y.

    For more information regarding any of the programs mentioned below, contact the YMCA at 283-1258 or visit www.fayetteymca.com.

    •The Fayette County Family YMCA board of directors recently voted not to increase membership rates for 2012.

    •On Thanksgiving, the Fayette County Family YMCA will be open to anyone – including non-members – from 7-10 a.m.

    The following day, the YMCA will be open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Earnest pictured in Sports Illustrated

    Vandalia Community High School graduate and current Vanderbilt University bowler Jessica Earnest was pictured in a collage of athletes in the Nov. 7 issue of Sports Illustrated. Earnest's picture appears on page 52 of the issue, and is part of the article, "Pay for Play," which examines how college athletes could be compensated financially while in school. The St. Louis Cardinals are on the cover of the issue.

  • Seventh-Grade Boys Get Victory

    The VJHS boys got a win against Ramsey last week.

  • VJHS Cheerleaders Earn Cheer Championship

    The Vandalia Junior High boys basketball cheerleading squad was recently awarded the cheerleading championship at the Brownstown Tournament.

  • Basketball scores (Nov. 17)

    Brownstown varsity girls
    Tuesday, Nov. 15
    at Mt. Olive
    Brownstown 43
    Mt. Olive 28
    Points: Molly Hill, 17; Megan Maxey, 8; Bethany Oberlink, 8; Danie Austin, 5; Savannah Feezel, 3; Audriana Pruett, 2.
    Record: 1-0

    Vandalia 8th-grade girls
    Monday, Nov. 14
    at Ramsey
    Vandalia 45
    Ramsey 11
    Points: Makayla Tinker, 15; Karlie Bright, 14; Madelyn Hosick, 7; Emily Hedgpeth, 4; Jalea Paslay, 4; Leah Francis, 1.
    Record: 18-1

  • Sports Briefs (Nov. 17)

    Club volleyball tryout is on Sunday

    Club volleyball tryouts for girls ages 15-17 will be held at the Vandalia Community High School gym on Sunday at 2 p.m.

    The tryout is being run by Carla Huhn.

    Hunting season begins on Friday

    The first firearm deer hunting season is this Friday through Sunday.

    Times for hunting are 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

    The second firearm season and the first muzzleloader season will be held from Dec. 1-4.

  • NEW: Committee meeting on leaf burning is Tuesday

    The Vandalia City Council's streets committee will meet at 4 p.m. this Tuesday at city hall to discuss leaf burning.

    The meeting is open to the public, with residents being allowed to voice their opinions on leaf burning in the community.

    Mayor Rick Gottman asked the committee to hold a meeting on the issue after receiving several complaints about leaf burning.

  • Costume Contest Winners