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Today's News

  • Buddy Bass Tournament – May 12

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, May 12.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results – May 18

    Friday, May 18
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1.            41M       Brent Mullins
    2.            N59        Chad Evans
    3.            28        Michael Bolyard

  • Mulberry Grove's run ends at super-sectional

    CARBONDALE — The Lady Aces ran into a fundamentally sound Goreville team at Monday's super-sectional, falling 14-0.

    Mulberry Grove got a leadoff single from Kayla Zimmerman, but that would be the team's only hit of the game.

    The Lady Aces had a 23-5 record on the season.

  • John P. Provinzano, 60, Highland

    John Pietro Provinzano, 60, of Highland, formerly of Vandalia, departed this life on May 26, 2012, at 1:37 a.m., at his home, surrounded by loved ones.

    Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland, with Deacon Ron Hesson of St. Paul’s Parish officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday, both at the funeral home. Memorials: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

  • Austin takes sixth at state finals

    Vandalia senior Quenten Austin placed sixth in the state finals of the 110-meter hurdles on Saturday. He tied his school record with a time of 0:15.39.

  • Lady Aces win sectional title

    WOODLAWN - Mulberry Grove fended off a late comeback attempt by Woodlawn to win Saturday's sectional title game, 8-5.

    With the win, the Lady Aces advance to Monday's super-sectional game in Carbondale. Mulberry Grove will face Goreville at noon on the campus of Southern Illinois University.

  • Austin makes state finals in 110-meter hurdles

    CHARLESTON — Vandalia senior Quenten Austin qualified for the state track finals in the 110-meter hurdles after placing fifth in the prelims on Thursday.

    Austin, who was seeded 10th, finished the race in a school record 0:15.39; the winner in the prelims ran a 0:14.54. State finals are on Saturday, with running events beginning at 10 a.m. at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

    Austin placed 11th in the 300-meter hurdles, just missing the cutoff for the finals.

  • Applications accepted for KC's Whitten Scholarship

    The Kaskaskia College Foundation has announced that applications are now available to apply for the Dean of Nursing Mary Lou Whitten Endowed Nursing Scholarship.
    Whitten served as a leader at Kaskaskia College for 21 years for the associate degree nursing, licensed practical nursing and nurse assistant programs, which have graduated more than 2,000 students.

  • Honor Roll

    Vandalia Christian Academy
    Fourth Quarter
    A Honor Roll
    Eighth grade-Tyler Sutton. Seventh grade-Madeline Cade. Sixth grade-Hope Budny-Clymer, Sarah Milash and Audrey Myers. Fourth grade-Robert Durbin and Cameron Withers. Third grade-Trista Smith-Stone.
    B Honor Roll
    Seventh grade-Hunter Sasse and Nick Trible. Sixth grade-Erik Daume and Nathaniel Weaver. Fifth grade-Zachary Stephenson. Fourth grade-Wade Shafer. Third grade-Xadric Lassor and Kali Bruno.
    Perfect Spellers

  • SCHS Drive One 4 UR School is Saturday

    Engel Brothers Ford in Farina and South Central High School are partnering from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday to help raise up to $6,000 in support of SC Athletes and Future Business Leaders of America members as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program.
    Members of the South Central community will have the opportunity to raise money for the organizations by test-driving a Ford or Lincoln vehicle. For every person who test-drives a vehicle, Ford Motor Co. and Engel Brothers Ford will donate $20 to South Central High School Athletes and FBLA.