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Today's News

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Softball results from July 13

    Game 1
    Buckstop Archery 11
    Montgomery Plumbing 1
    •Andy Hipsher had a triple, and Curtis Ireland, Kenny Koenig and Justin Atwood all doubled for Buckstop, while Dave Milam had two hits for Montgomery.

  • Free kids' fishing tournament is Sunday

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club is sponsoring a free children's fishing tournament on Sunday from 10 a.m.-noon.

    The event will take place at the city town branch, which is west of Vandalia Community High School on Fillmore Street.

    Children should furnish their own pole, but the club will provide bait.

    A wiener roast and drinks will be available in the pavilion.

    The club is not responsible for any accidents.

    For more information, contact John Blythe at 283-2475.
     

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (June 25)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, June 25.

  • Coast to Coast baseball coming to Illinois

    Coast to Coast Baseball will be holding two tryouts and hitting camps in Illinois.

    Players accepted to the program from the tryout can either represent the United States in competition in Puerto Rico, or work with college coaches and professional scouts at Major League Baseball spring training sites in Florida or Arizona.

    The first event will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, at Avanti's Dome in Pekin. The second is on Monday, Aug. 8, at Rend Lake College in Ina.

    The tryout begins at 10 a.m., and the hitting camp begins at 2 p.m. for both sites.

  • State treasurer, first state treasurer box in Vandalia on Wednesday

     

  • Vandalia eliminated from Districts

    SALEM - Vandalia was eliminated from the District Tournament Sunday morning after a 9-6 loss to Effingham.

    There will be a full report on that game and all of Post 95's tourney games in the July 21 edition of The Leader-Union, and a large tournament photo gallery will be available by the end of the day on Thursday at www.leaderunion.com.

  • Vandalia out of winner's bracket; South Central eliminated from tourney

    SALEM - Vandalia's Jr. Legion team was knocked out of the winner's bracket, and South Central was eliminated from the District Tournament on Saturday.

    Vandalia appeared on its way to an upset of top-seeded Teutopolis to get a trip to the district title game, but Post 95, the No. 6 seed, squandered a 7-1 lead and a pair of controversial umpiring calls extended the bottom of the seventh inning long enough for T-Town to come away with an 11-10 win.

  • Worth the wait: Vandalia upsets South Central in marathon game

    SALEM - The game lasted 11 innings and didn't end until shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday night, but it was worth the wait for the Vandalia Jr. Legion team.

    Post 95 scored twice in the top of the 11th to break a 3-3 tie and fended off a bases-loaded threat from South Central in the bottom half to pull off an upset win, 5-4, and secure a spot in the championship game of the winner's bracket at the District Tournament.

  • Drone retires: Wollerman is new ROE superintendent

    Mark Drone, superintendent of Regional Office of Education No. 3 since May 2004, announced his retirement at Thursday's meeting of the Fayette County Board.

    Drone said that Friday was his last day on the job, and that Julie Wollerman, who has been serving as the assistant regional superintendent, will take over as the regional superintendent on Monday.

    For more on this story, see next week's issue of The Leader-Union.

  • Jr. Legion team wins tense game at Districts; will play Friday at 7:30 p.m.

    Vandalia Jr. Legion coach TK Kinkead went straight to his ace in the first game of the District Tournament in Salem on Thursday, and Post 95 was rewarded with its first tourney win in several years.

    Connor Beasley struck out nine during a complete-game effort and Matt Campbell made a run-saving catch in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Vandalia secure a 2-1 victory against Salem.