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Today's News

  • Two men open computer shop on Gallatin Street

    Partners in the newest business in downtown Vandalia, Nathan Dothager and Cody Scott are local men, and both grew up and attended school in Vandalia.

  • School board gets financial update

    The Vandalia Board of Education held an abbreviated meeting Monday night, with 40 minutes of the meeting’s 70 minutes being taken up by an executive session to discuss personnel.
    As he went over the district’s finances, Superintendent of Schools Rich Well told the board that at the midpoint of the district’s fiscal year, total expenditures are at 51 percent of the annual budget.
    On the revenue side, Well said that the district has received 65 percent of the anticipated revenues for the school year.

  • McCarter moving main office to Vandalia

    “I’m the only Illinois senator with an office in the current state capitol and an office across the street from the oldest capitol.”

  • Building for today & tomorrow

    The Ramsey School District is one step closer to moving students out of modular buildings and into a permanent structure as it makes a significant improvement to its facilities.

  • Team Mindy

    The uplifting story of Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano’s road to recovery from acute promyelocytic leukemia was heard by millions of people throughout the country.

    And for one Vandalia sophomore, it was a call to action.

    After watching 24 Colts players and two of their cheerleaders shave their heads to begin the CHUCKSTRONG donation campaign, Jake Stewart was moved to start a similar campaign right here in town.

    Last Wednesday, it became a reality.

  • Vandals finish 6-3 in busy week of quadrangulars

    The Vandalia wrestling team had a busy seven days dating back to last Thursday, wrestling nine teams and going 6-3.

    Dalton Blankenship, a sophomore, and senior Zach Jackson each went 9-0. They lead the team in wins, with 28 and 27, respectively.

    On Saturday, the Vandals host their third quadrangular of the season with PORTA, Beardston and Clinton coming to town, and they travel to O’Fallon next Thursday.

    But on a downside, Vandalia will be without Blake Cripe for the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury.

  • Godoyo likely out for the season due to knee injury

    HIGHLAND – Due to a pair of tears in her knee, Vandalia junior Megan Godoyo may have her season ended prematurely for the second year in a row.

    It was learned after Tuesday’s game, a 58-40 loss in the first round of consolation bracket in the Highland Tournament, that she had suffered tears to both her medial and lateral meniscus.

    The tears occurred in the same knee in which she tore her anterior cruciate ligament at about this time last season.

  • Vandalia takes down Comets in SCC game

    VANDALIA – Two small runs on both sides of halftime allowed the Vandals to take a lead on Greenville that wouldn’t be relinquished in a 55-45 win last Friday night that keeps Vandalia perfect in South Central Conference play.

    After falling behind 25-21 with 1:48 left in the first half, coach Brian Buscher called a timeout, and his team responded to his message.

  • St. Elmo Wall of Fame Inductions

    St. Elmo High School made inductions to its Wall of Fame last Friday night. 

  • Area Prep Roundup (Jan. 17)

    Eagles pick up NTC win

    St. Elmo had little trouble defeating Windsor on Tuesday in National Trail Conference action.

    The Eagles earned the 69-27 win behind a game-high 22 points from junior Levi Maxey, and 14 points and 10 rebounds from senior Connor Beasley.

    Reece Wells matched his career-high with 11 points for St. Elmo (10-7, 3-3 NTC).