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Today's News

  • Vandalia out of winner's bracket; South Central eliminated from tourney

    SALEM - Vandalia's Jr. Legion team was knocked out of the winner's bracket, and South Central was eliminated from the District Tournament on Saturday.

    Vandalia appeared on its way to an upset of top-seeded Teutopolis to get a trip to the district title game, but Post 95, the No. 6 seed, squandered a 7-1 lead and a pair of controversial umpiring calls extended the bottom of the seventh inning long enough for T-Town to come away with an 11-10 win.

  • Worth the wait: Vandalia upsets South Central in marathon game

    SALEM - The game lasted 11 innings and didn't end until shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday night, but it was worth the wait for the Vandalia Jr. Legion team.

    Post 95 scored twice in the top of the 11th to break a 3-3 tie and fended off a bases-loaded threat from South Central in the bottom half to pull off an upset win, 5-4, and secure a spot in the championship game of the winner's bracket at the District Tournament.

  • Drone retires: Wollerman is new ROE superintendent

    Mark Drone, superintendent of Regional Office of Education No. 3 since May 2004, announced his retirement at Thursday's meeting of the Fayette County Board.

    Drone said that Friday was his last day on the job, and that Julie Wollerman, who has been serving as the assistant regional superintendent, will take over as the regional superintendent on Monday.

    For more on this story, see next week's issue of The Leader-Union.

  • Jr. Legion team wins tense game at Districts; will play Friday at 7:30 p.m.

    Vandalia Jr. Legion coach TK Kinkead went straight to his ace in the first game of the District Tournament in Salem on Thursday, and Post 95 was rewarded with its first tourney win in several years.

    Connor Beasley struck out nine during a complete-game effort and Matt Campbell made a run-saving catch in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Vandalia secure a 2-1 victory against Salem.

  • Friday, 8:25 a.m.-Fire damages vacant home

    A fire late Thursday evening caused substantial damage to a vacant house in Vandalia.

    Vandalia firefighters were called to 203 W. Main St. shortly after 10 a.m., and were at the scene for more than 2 1/2 hours.

    An investigator with the Office of the State Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate the blaze.

    The Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department received mutual aid assistance from Brownstown and Ramsey firefighters.

  • NEW: Fayette County pageant photos, videos now online

    Visit our Multimedia section to view photos and videos from the 2011 Fayette County pageants.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The House Air Is Cool, But Josie Is Getting A Little Hot Under The Collar
    Since it has been so very hot and humid, Callie, the kitty, and Josie, the 11-year-old puppy, are staying in the house most of the time, going outside for brief visits only when necessary.

  • Frogtown News

    News from Mt. Pulaski
    On Saturday, July 2, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maske of Mt. Pulaski, formerly of St. Paul, attended the wedding of their grandson, Daniel Maske, and Jennifer Neuendorf at Concordia University Chapel in Ann Arbor, Mich.
    Daniel is the son of the Rev. Steven and Andrea Maske. Steven is the pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Flint, Mich.
    Jennifer is the daughter of the Rev. Donald and Karen Neuendorf of Ann Arbor, Mich. Reverend Neuendorf is the pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, July 13
    • The St. Elmo Christian Church will accept items for the garage sale from 5-8 p.m.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Mary Woolsey
    We were back at Vandalia Long Term Care for Evergreen Outreach this week. It was a very hot day, with temperatures soaring near 100 degrees.
    However, the heat did not keep a group from FAYCO or those in attendance from the Long Term Care facility from coming and having fun.
    Phyllis Thoman’s music was being enjoyed as the room began to fill with the many guests. She played lovely songs, such as, “It Is No Secret.”