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Today's News

  • Jr. Wrestlers do well at Vandalia tournament

    Vandalia's Jr. wrestlers found plenty of success at Sunday's Vandalia Christmas Showdown tournament.

  • Eagles use defense to make title game

    ST. ELMO – A strong second half propelled the Eagles into the championship game of their own holiday tournament last Thursday.

    Senior Ben Davis came off of the bench and drained a 3-pointer with six seconds left in the third quarter, and junior Levi Maxey nailed another 3 on the first possession of the fourth quarter to seal the deal for St. Elmo in a 42-33 win against Beecher City.

  • Bombers beat MG in consolation round

    ST. ELMO – Brownstown senior Austin Hunter dominated the paint in an otherwise ugly game in the consolation semifinals of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    He had his best game of the season with 28 points and 16 rebounds in the Bombers’ 86-54 win against Mulberry Grove last Thursday.

    The game was close through the first 16 minutes, as the Bombers held just a 31-25 halftime lead, but Mulberry Grove had trouble stopping Hunter and senior Matt Sefton in the second half.

  • Cougars upset Cowden-Herrick, but fall to Altamont

    ST. ELMO – Senior Fischer Tharp picked apart Cowden-Herrick’s defense to lead South Central to an upset win in the first round of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    Scoring a game-high 32 points last Wednesday, Tharp led the sixth-seeded Cougars to a 52-48 victory against No. 3 Cowden-Herrick.

  • Rams fall in first two games of SEHT

    ST. ELMO – Ramsey held a 15-14 lead against No. 2 Altamont in the first round of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament last Wednesday.

    But that was the last lead the seventh-seeded Rams would have the Indians held them to just 14 second-half points in a 61-61 victory.

    Junior Tylor Knisley had 11 points to lead Ramsey (1-6), and senior Colton Hunt had a team-best seven rebounds.

  • PHOTO: SEHT All-Tournament Team

    The St. Elmo Holiday Tournament all-tournament team is pictured.

  • Prep Roundup (Dec. 20)

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Tuesday, Dec. 18
    Brownstown 48
    Altamont 43
    A: 13-18-12-10—43
    B: 12-4-17-15—48
    Points: Oberlink, 12; Pruett, 12; Hill, 9; Austin, 6; Bone, 5; Fitch, 2.
    Record: 6-6 (2-2 NTC)

    Thursday, Dec. 13
    Neoga 55
    Brownstown 39
    B: 7-8-15-9—39
    N: 4-11-22-18—55
    Points: Hill, 19; Oberlink, 9; Austin, 5; Pruett, 5; Bone, 1.
    Record: 5-6 (1-2 NTC)

  • Subordinate Clauses

    The three children of Troy and Christina Payne – Eva, Autumn and Eli – helped out at the Caring & Sharing distribution on Saturday by handing out candy canes to families receiving Christmas baskets.

  • Schumachers continue in role of Clauses

    Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus’s pre-Christmas headquarters appear to be at the home of Al and Suzanne Schumacher, for Mrs. Claus graciously answered the door and appeared very comfortable and at ease in the Schumacher home.

  • Gottman, Stout file for mayor

    It’s official – Vandalia will have a mayoral race in April.
    Rick Gottman, who will seek a fourth mayoral term in the spring, was among the municipal candidates turning in petitions as the filing period for the April election began on Monday.
    Petitions for the spring elections are being accepted through the end of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
    Also filing for the mayoral race on Monday was Brian Stout, who announced in August his plans to run for the city’s top office.