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Today's News

  • Jr. Vandals are regional champions

    Carrying the confidence of a winning streak and a strong game plan, the third-seeded Vandalia seventh-grade boys basketball team didn’t even care that Greenville brought a 21-2 record into last Thursday’s regional championship game.

    Or for that matter that the top-seeded Blue Jays had three times defeated the Jr. Vandals during the regular season.

  • Lady Vandals pick up OT win on senior night

    On senior night, the Lady Vandals got 29 points from senior Amber Bruno and used a 7-0 run at the start of the overtime period on Thursday night to pick up a 66-56 South Central Conference win against Roxana.

    Junior Kaitlyn Kershaw made a game-tying layup with about two minutes left in regulation, and freshman Madelyn Hosick blocked a second-chance shot in the waning seconds to force the extra period.

    Morgan Cripe, a junior, assisted Kershaw on that basket, and had a double-double for the Lady Vandals (9-16, 2-6 SCC) with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

  • Vandals celebrate seniors with exciting quad

    VANDALIA – Two veteran wrestlers both went 3-0 in their final home regular-season event on Saturday at Vandalia High School.

    Zach Jackson and Sean Newcomb each had a perfect day as the Vandals went 2-1 in a quadrangular against Clinton, Beardstown and PORTA.

    Newcomb had three pins, while Jackson had a pin, a 6-4 win and a forfeit victory for the Vandals (19-10).

  • Vandals top Patoka in nonconference action

    After splitting a pair of nonconference games in the past week, the Vandals will get back into South Central Conference play next Tuesday.

    Vandalia travels to Pana that night for a rematch of the Vandalia Holiday Tournament championship game, which the Panthers won, 56-44.

    Prior to that, the Vandals will host Litchfield in a nonconference game on Friday night.

    Vandalia won the conference game at Litchfield, 48-34, on Dec. 14.

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    On Tuesday, the Vandals couldn't control Taylorville's hot shooting in a 76-52 loss.

  • Vandalia Idol scheduled for March

    Soroptimist of Vandalia will be holding its third Vandalia Idol contest in March.
    Vandalia Idol is a singing competition open to all ages of amateur vocalists.
    Auditions will be held on two nights, March 9 and 16, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia.
    Three finalists will be chosen each night from each of the two age groups. The finalists will be asked to return on March 23 for the finale.
    From the final 12, two Vandalia Idols and two runners-up, one from each age group, will be chosen.

  • Lincoln hat, note going on display at museum

    Nothing brings the image of Abraham Lincoln to mind better than his iconic stovepipe hat. And nothing sums up Lincoln’s beliefs better than a scrap of paper he may have stored in that battered hat.
    “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy,” the piece of paper says.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Josie & Callie – Faithful Nurses?
    The malady that has been affecting so many people lately hit the Homestead feminine human (me) suddenly Friday evening, requiring close and unfettered access to the emesis basin, bathroom and bed, and continued on until later Sunday morning.

  • Frogtown News

    Sausage Supper
    The annual sausage supper, hosted by the Men of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. in the school gym.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Saturday night was 215. Attendance on Sunday was 79.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz. Luke Bergmann served as acolyte.
    Elders were Reggie Grandt and Jay Rothe.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Coleen Blomberg
    -Gladys Graumenz
    -Leann Hardiek
    -Clyde King

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 24
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, January 26
    • The Clothes Closet, now located in the First United Methodist Church parsonage, 9 a.m.-noon.
    Sunday, January 27
    • After the First United Methodist Church morning worship, there will be a birthday potluck in the Fellowship Hall. Tables will be decorated in monthly themes. Also, there will be a dessert auction.

  • Huddle House restaurant to open near Holiday Inn

    The couple behind a restaurant coming to Vandalia next summer are no strangers to the community.