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Today's News

  • Vandals lose Ritchey, Runkel and the game to Greenville

    Vandalia senior quarterback Tim Ritchey was taken from the game by ambulance, C.J. Runkel returned to the sidelines on crutches and the Vandals lost to Greenville, 28-12, on Friday night.

    Ritchey, who was injured on a late hit from Greenville's Brandon Duncan for the second straight season, was flown out of Vandalia after the game, and reportedly suffered a T1 and T2 fracture and will be in a neck brace for the next two weeks.

    Runkel was lost in the first half after suffering a knee injury, which is believed to be a torn ACL.

  • Finals set for EIC Tournment

    The Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament finals have been set for Friday, with St. Elmo to battle Christ Our Rock Lutheran for the championship.

    That game will on Friday at 8 p.m. at St. Elmo High School and will be a rematch of the season-opener, when CORL defeated St. Elmo, 15-25, 25-21, 29-27.

    The full schedule is (all games at SEHS):

    Beecher City vs. Mulberry Grove, 5 p.m.
    Patoka vs. Ramsey, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown vs. Cowden-Herrick, 7 p.m.
    Christ Our Rock vs. St. Elmo, 8 p.m.

    Thursday night's results were:

  • Lady Vandals win conference title

    The Lady Vandals finished off a perfect conference season on Thursday night, avenging an earlier loss to Pana with a 25-23, 25-20 victory to earn the South Central Conference championship.

    Vandalia (23-5, 9-0 SCC) had lost at Pana (27-7) on Sept. 20, but a strong attack game and nearly-perfect defense allowed the Lady Vandals to control Thursday's game.

    Senior Sierah Ruffner had eight kills in the match, and seniors Austyn Krueger and RaeChelle Leiken each edded seven.

  • VCHS Class of 1962

  • Vandalia celebrates Halloween next week

    Vandalia will celebrate Halloween next week:

    • The Vandalia Lions Club will hold its annual Halloween Parade at 7 p.m. next Thursday.

    • Vandalia's trick-or-treat night is Saturday, from 6-8 p.m.

    • Vandalia's Downtown Trick or Treat is next Saturday:

    -Story time at Evans Public Library, 10 a.m.

    -10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.--Trick-or-treating downtown. Participating merchants will have a ghost hanging outside their stores.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Big Guys Next Door Visit Over the Fence
     “Strait” and “Flash,” the horses in the neighboring pasture, have been making frequent visits to the fence corner of our yard.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Trip
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with her daughter, Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo.
    On Saturday, they accompanied Mahala’s future mother-in-law, Donna Jacquin, to Kimmswick, Mo., to the “Witches Night Out” festival. They dined at the Blue Owl Restaurant that evening. On Sunday, the three attended the bridal expo at the Ameristar in St. Charles, Mo.
    Baptism

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, October 17
    • Reverb Youth Group (for grades 6-12), 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • Kid’s Klub (for grades K-6), 7 p.m., First Church of God.
    Thursday, October 18
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • Friendship Quilt Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Sunday, October 21

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    Twenty-five members and five guests attended the Sept. 27 meeting and luncheon of the ExxonMobil Annuitants Club at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    The pledge of allegiance was followed by the meal blessing by LaVerne Laux.
    After the meal, President Dean Black opened the meeting and welcomed everyone.
    The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for September were read. Madelon Fisher read an article, “Car Keys,” and Jo Fairley read, “Old Flame.”

  • Confederate Memorial Service Saturday at Shafter cemetery

    An unusual Confederate memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, rain or shine, at Browning Cemetery in Shafter for Confederate soldier William Wilson, who fought in the Vicksburg, Miss., campaign.