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Today's News

  • Wrestlers crush pair of opponents at EAWR

    The Vandalia wrestlers throttled a pair of opponents on Tuesday night at a tri-meet in East Alton-Wood River.

    The Vandals knocked off EAWR, 84-0, and then dismantled Carlinville, 78-4.

    Against EAWR, Vandalia (11-6) received eight forfeit wins and posted pins in the remaining matches.

    Included were the first career pins for sophomore Todd Ashdown and freshman Luke Tessman.

    Against Carlinville, the Vandals got nine forfeit wins and four pins.

  • Strong finish gives Bombers win vs. Cowden-Herrick

    BROWNSTOWN – After watching their big lead evaporate through the middle two quarters, the Bombers made sure they played a strong fourth quarter to get their first Egyptian-Illini Conference win of the season.

    Leading by just one entering the final period of last Friday’s game against Cowden-Herrick, Brownstown (8-6, 1-0 EIC) played well in the last four minutes to secure a 70-63 victory.

    “Our guys came in and decided to work over Christmas break,” said coach Vince Rohr. “That came out and translated tonight.

  • Area prep roundup (Jan. 10)

    St. Elmo dismantles Ramsey in EIC action

    The Eagles posted a 51-14 win at Ramsey on Tuesday night.

    Led by Levi Maxey’s 16 points and Connor Beasley’s 15 points, St. Elmo (9-6, 1-1 EIC) cruised to victory, holding the Rams (3-11, 0-5 EIC) to just five points in the first half.

    Kyle Hardimon scored his first career points for the Eagles, securing a three-point play in the fourth quarter; Nick Bauer had his season’s first points, with a field goal in the fourth quarter; and freshman Malachi Maxey tied his career-high of five points.

  • Aces rally to beat Rams in EIC action

    RAMSEY – Mulberry Grove held the Rams scoreless in the fourth quarter last Friday, securing a come-from-behind win, the first Egyptian-Illini Conference victory of the Aces’ season.

    The Aces trailed 21-12 at halftime, but used a 14-0 run over the final eight minutes to produce a 38-27 win.

    Junior Devonta Williamson paced Mulberry Grove (2-9, 1-2 EIC) with a game-high 12 points, but it was freshman Ty James who made the biggest mark in the final period.

    James scored all six of his points then, making one field goal and 4-of-7 free throws.

  • Patoka beats Cisne to improve to 8-5

    PATOKA – The Warriors picked up their first win of the second half by beating Cisne, 58-37, last Thursday night.

    Junior Johnnie Clift scored 13 points to lead all scorers, and senior Quinn Wadkins got to 100 points on the season by scoring 12 in the game.

    Patoka (8-5) trailed by one after the first period, but scored 17 points in the second quarter to take a 25-18 lead to halftime. Included in that period were three 3-pointers, one each for Sheldan Felchlia, Seth Allen and Dylan Back.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Dean P. Weller, 22, RR 1, Bingham, was arrested on Jan. 7 on a warrant for a charge of theft. Bond was $10,000, and he was released on a personal recognizance bond.
    • Ashley N. Evans, 20, 1410 W. St. Louis Ave., Apt. E2, Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 7 on a charge of theft. She was released on a notice to appear in court.
    • John D. Shelton, 30, RR 1, Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 7 on a felony warrant. Bond was $30,000.

  • FCHD offering free program for women

    The Fayette County Health Department is offering a free, 10-week educational program designed for women 18 and older to encourage healthy choices for a better quality of life.
    The classes will be led by registered nurse Cindy Hof and will be held at the Fayette County Health Department, 416 W. Edwards St. in Vandalia from 6-7 p.m. each Monday evening from Jan. 28-April 8.
    Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

  • Calendar

    Wednesday, January 9

    ✔ The Vandalia Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Eagles Club. At this meeting, auxiliary members will be voting on new bylaws; members are encouraged to attend and vote.
    Thursday, January 10

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.

  • Loss of job leads Gary Manley to home inspection

    It is a common and wise practice for a potential buyer of a vehicle to have it checked over by a qualified and knowledgeable person to determine if there are any existing problems or conditions that may cause future problems or safety hazards that would require expensive repairs or replacements.

  • Four-wheelers on dam, panhandlers discussed

    When an alderman brought up a recurring problem at Vandalia Lake at Monday’s city council meeting, the city’s legal counsel suggested one possible way of addressing that problem.
    Alderman Jerry Swarm said that when he and his wife went out to the lake area recently, he noticed four-wheelers tracks on the lake dam hillside.
    Swarm asked what the city could do to address this issue, because driving vehicles on that hillside compromises the integrity of the dam.