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Today's News

  • Maxey named all-tourney for St. Elmo at NTCs

    St. Elmo junior Levi Maxey was the only area player named to the all-tournament team at the 78th annual National Trail Conference Tournament on Saturday after leading the Eagles to a sixth-place finish at Altamont High School.

    Brownstown placed eighth in the event, and South Central was eliminated in the consolation semifinals.

    Top-seeded Dieterich beat No. 2 Altamont, 68-54, for the championship, its first ever, and third-seeded Stew-Stras took third, with a 68-58 win against No. 4 Cowden-Herrick..

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  • Area Prep Roundup (Jan. 31)

    JR. HIGH BOYS REGIONALS
    Tuesday, Jan. 29
    Eighth-grade
    regional semifinals
    Mulberry Grove 46
    Sorento 41
    *MGJH advances to Thursday’s title game at home at 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 25
    Regional Championship
    Patoka 53
    Odin 48
    P: 12-8-13-20—53
    O: 8-9-15-16—48
    Points: Cain, 30; Belcher, 17; Organ, 6.
    Record: 21-4
    *Patoka advances to the Rend Lake Sectional on Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

  • Several from area to be honored by Kaskaskia College

    Five local natives will be inducted to the Kaskaskia College Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 16.

    Vandalia’s Robert Garrison and Mulberry Grove’s Curt Thacker will be inducted as members of the 1988-89 baseball team, and Brownstown’s Lyle Doehring, and Patoka’s Luke Walker and Harlan Gerrish will be inducted as members of the 1966-67 men’s basketball team.

    The induction ceremony will be held following the Blue Angels women’s basketball game at 2:30 p.m. A brunch will be held prior to the induction.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Jan. 31)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • PHOTOS: Youth Focus (Jan. 31)

    Photos from events at the YMCA.

  • PHOTOS: JV Corner (Jan. 31)

    JV photos from the past week.

  • PHOTO: Fourth-graders win tournament

    The fourth-grade boys basketball team is shown with its first-place plaque from the Salem Invitational.

  • Vandalia man found dead Monday morning

    A Vandalia man was found dead in a wooded area south of Vandalia late Monday morning.

    Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen said on Tuesday morning that he believes that 22-year-old Justin Wyatt died from hypothermia sometime on Saturday. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday evening in Effingham.

  • Vandalia School District to make cuts

    The Vandalia School District will meet in special session on Wednesday evening to act on district cuts.

    The 5 p.m. meeting will include reports and presentations on proposed athletic, fine arts and district cuts.

    After a closed session, the meeting agenda states, the school board will act on a deficit reduction plan and expenditure cuts for the next school year.

    Prior to the board meeting, at 2:30 p.m., district officials will meet with Vandalia Unit Teachers Association representatives.

  • Flowers, Lindberg honored with Abe Awards

    Two men who have made significant contributions to the Vandalia area received Abe Awards from the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night.

    The awards, presented at the chamber’s annual banquet, were given to businessman Tony Flowers and FAYCO Enterprises executive director Bob Lindberg.

     Also at the banquet, outgoing chamber president Ben Timmermann passed the gavel to incoming president Greg Starnes.

    A full story about the banquet and the Abe Awards will be included in next week’s Leader-Union.