Today's News

  • Greenville College hosting softball clinics

    The Greenville College softball coaching staff will soon be hosting five softball camps.

    On Saturday, Sept. 8, there will be a defense and hitting clinic for ages 8-12, with the defensive session from 9 a.m-noon, and the hitting session from 1-4 p.m. Each session is $35, or $60 for both.

    An identical camp will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 15, but for ages 13-18.

    On Saturday, Sept. 22, a pitching clinic will be held for all ages from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $35.

  • This week's schedule (Aug. 30)

    Friday, vs. Carlinville, 7 p.m.
    Thursday at Roxana, 5 p.m.
    Saturday at Altamont Tourney, TBA
    Tuesday vs. Carlinville, 5 p.m.
    Tuesday at Effingham, 4 p.m.
    Wednesday vs. CORL/Litch., 4 p.m.
    Thursday vs. Effingham, 4:15 p.m.
    Monday vs. Centralia, 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday vs. CORL, 4:30 p.m.
    JV Football
    Monday at Carinville, 6 p.m.
    Freshmen Football
    Thursday at Carlinville, 6 p.m.
    VYO Football

  • Frogtown News

    Myron and Della Pontious celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Old Capitol View Restaurant in Vandalia on Saturday.
    Those people attending were from Wisconsin, St. Louis, Mo., Columbia, Ill., Effingham, Teutopolis and St. Peter.
    Airlifted to St. John’s
    Helen Limes, mother of Belinda Harpster, both of St. Peter, was airlifted to St. John’s hospital in Springfield on Thursday night. She returned home on Monday.
    Weekend Visitors

  • Corrections (Aug. 30)

    The following players were incorrectly identified in last week’s Fall Sports Preview: Tristan Hull of Patoka's baseball team and Steven Schienschang. of Mulberry Grove's baseball team.

    Also in that section, Brownstown sophomore Katie Kroll was listed as a freshman.

    In last week’s sports section, a computer glitch caused a photo of Noah Powless to be replaced by that of Sevan Wright.

    We apologize for the errors.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Katy Scheduled for Elective Surgery
    Katy, the newest little doggie face on the Homestead, is now 19 weeks old and will soon have her doggie elective (?) surgery.
    The decision has also been made that she is ready to attend obedience classes. It isn’t that she is bad-tempered or mean in any way. On the other hand, she is overwhelmingly affectionate.
    She loves to play and wants everyone to play with her, all of the time.
    She is also proving to be a good watchdog and alerts us when anything moves in the edge of our yard in the woods.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 30
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.   
    • The first of four programs sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension will be at 7 p.m. at the U of I Extension Office in Vandalia at 118 N. Sixth Street. It is “Beyond Ash and Maple-Tree Selection,” and will be offered via the University of Illinois Telenet system and local computer PowerPoint presentations, allowing live discussion between the instructor and gardeners throughout Illinois.

  • St. Peter Prairie Days
  • Banks of the Okaw

    In last week’s Mystery Banks Photo was: Morris Kern.
    Identifying him were: Mary Cripe, Dan Oberlink and Kenneth Hall.
    This week’s Scrambler:  rehet ear wot smeit ni feil hewn a nam ludhos ont leatcupes newh eh noctan rofdaf ti, nad newh eh nac.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.

  • The Way We Were

    15 Years Ago

    1997 – Two weeks after agreeing to consider parasailing licenses for Vandalia Lake, the Vandalia City Council voted 5-4 not to allow that kind of license. Mayor Sandra Leidner cast the deciding dissenting vote.
    The Vandalia Guaranteed Air Freight fast-pitch softball team finished second in the Class A state tournament.
    Johnny and Nellie Logue of St. Elmo celebrated their 50th anniversary.

  • Levi Davis left mark on Vandalia

    While cruisin’ the Internet a while back, I clicked on eBay, an on-line auction site, where you can find all types of items for sale.