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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Vandal practices begin

    Fall practices are well under way for Vandalia's High School teams, with the seasons set to begin at the end of the month.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Aug. 16)

    Spencer Patton • Pitcher • Idaho Falls Chukars

    •Aug. 10 – Patton, a South Central graduate, struck out two in three innings of relief during a 12-5 win against Orem. He allowed four hits, but no runs or walks.  On the season, Patton is 0-6, with a 6.91 earned-run average, in 10 games, including eight starts. He has struck out 55 batters in just 41 2/3 innings pitched.

  • Atwood is MVP of men's slo-pitch league

    The Vandalia men’s slo-pitch softball league will be holding the finals of its annual double-elimination league championship tournament on Thursday, starting at 6:30 p.m.

    Seeding for that tournament, which started on Monday, was determined in a single-elimination tournament that was held last Thursday, and Buckstop Archery, the regular-season champs, earned the No. 1 seed.

    One day before, the league handed out individual awards, with Justin Atwood bringing home most valuable player honors.

    Other award winners included:

  • St. Elmo Jr. High Softball (Aug. 16)

    The St. Elmo Junior High softball team is 2-4 through the first six games of the season.

    Box scores for those games follow:

    Tuesday, Aug. 14
    Mulberry Grove 15
    St. Elmo 3
    SE:   2-0-1-0—3-3-4
    MG: 5-4-2-4—15-8-2
    LP: Hoopingarner
    Lady Eagles: Parkison, 1-for-2, run, RBI; Viramontes, 1-for-2, run; Brown, 1-for-2, run; Moss, RBI; Hoopingarner, BB; Da. Shelton, BB.

  • Riedle Law Office wins St. Paul basketball league

    The St. Paul summer basketball league recently held its championship tournament, with Riedle Law Office winning the title.

    Riedle won the best-of-three championship series against the Pink Panthers, winning game one, 49-45, and game two, 58-52.

    The tournament started with play-in games for seeds 3-6.

    Joe’s Pizza defeated the Opfer Clan, and China Gate defeated Team Bushue. China Gate went on to defeat Joe’s Pizza, 68-46, while the Opfer Clan beat Team Bushue.

  • Charity Bass Tournament (June 23)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Charity Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, June 23.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (July 7)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, July 7.

  • School Menus

    The new USDA meal pattern regulations require schools to serve more vegetables and whole grains.
    The Vandalia School District will be incorporating a variety of different vegetables and whole grain products into its menus to follow those regulations.
    District cafeteria personnel hope the students will try these new vegetables and whole grains, and create healthier eating habits for themselves.
    Thursday, Aug. 16 – No school – teachers’ inservice.
    Friday, Aug. 17 – No breakfast or lunch – early dismissal.
    Breakfast

  • KC Vandalia

    Fall PE classes
    Kaskaskia College and the Fayette County YMCA will be offering a variety of physical education classes for the upcoming fall semester.
    Courses include:
    • Jogging – This course is an individualized program of running activities for self-motivated runners.
    Each student will meet with the instructor. At that time, a schedule of training sessions will be agreed upon for the semester.

  • College News

    Illinois College
    Whitney Hagy graduated from Illinois College in May.