Today's News

  • Von Behren hired by Maryville University

    A Vandalia Community High School graduate has been hired as the head baseball coach at Maryville University, a Division II school in St. Louis.

    Seth Von Behren is the ninth coach in Maryville’s history, and the Saints will be the fourth team he has coached for at the collegiate level.

  • Leiken wins SIGA player's title

    Rising Vandalia senior RaeChelle Leiken won the player's championship and the points championship on the Southern Illinois Golf Association's Jr. Tour.

    With a 72, Leiken won the SIGA JGT Vogler Ford-Linoln-Mazda Player's Championship by seven strokes in the 16-18-year-old girls division at Franklin County Country Club on Monday.

    It was Leiken's 10th victory of the summer in 12 events, giving her a wide margin in the points championship, which she won, 160.25-139.

  • PHOTOS: Cardinals Motorcycle Powers Through Town

    Hobi Timmons of Germantown and his award-winning customized St. Louis Cardinals Harley Davidson motorcycle made a stop in Vandalia last Thursday, when Timmons was visiting the Krueger family.

    Timmons' motorcycle has twice been driven on the field at Busch Stadium and has placed in motorcycle shows in several states.

    The bike includes hand-painted details, such as a photo of Busch Stadium and baseball cards of 13 Cardinal legends, and a seat modeled after a baseball glove.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Aug. 9)

    Jessica Earnest • Senior • Vanderbilt University

  • Sports Briefs (Aug. 9)

    First Vandalia tennis practice is Aug. 14

    The Vandalia High School girls tennis team will hold its first two practices on Aug. 14-15 at the high school tennis courts, from 8-11 a.m.

    All athletes must have a physical on file to participate.

    Questions should be directed to coach Kevin Schroeder at 283-0212.

    First SC volleyball practice is Aug. 13

    The South Central High School volleyball team will hold its first practice on Monday, Aug. 13, from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Softball (July 30 and Aug.6)

    Monday, Aug. 6
    Game 1
    Riedle Law Firm 7
    Copper Penny 5
    Riedle: Marcus Smalls, 3 hits.
    CP: Joe Eddy, 2B.
    Game 2
    Riedle 9
    Copper Penny 8
    Riedle: Marcus Smalls, HR; Kyle Hawkins, 3B, 2B, GW hit.
    CP: Joe Eddy, 2B.
    Game 3
    Keck's Marsh 10
    Montgomery Plumbing 2
    Keck's: Jon Lotz, HR; Dustin Murray, 2B.
    Game 4
    Keck's Marsh 13
    Montgomery Plumbing 2
    Keck's: Jon Lotz, HR, 2B; Andy Hipsher, 3B.

  • College News

    Christopher E. Jorandby received his master’s of fine arts degree in theater from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale on May 12.

    Jorandby is the son of Eugene and Sharon Jorandby of rural Brownstown, and the grandson of the late Kathryn Tedrick Brooks of Vandalia.
    He also holds a bachelor’s degree in theater from SIUC.
    Jorandby is currently a props master for the McLeod Summer Playhouse production season at McLeod Theater on the SIUC campus.

  • School registrations

    The Patoka School District will hold registration next week.
    The schedule is:
    • Grades K-8 – Monday, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and Tuesday, from noon-6 p.m.
    • Grades 9-12 – Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    The district office will be closed from noon-1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
    The book/lab and meal fees are unchanged from the last school year – $40 book and $10 lab fee for grades K-6; $45 book and $15 lab fee for grades 7-12.

  • Substitute teacher training is next week

    Regional Superintendent of Schools, Julie Wollerman recently announced that her office is offering free training for current and prospective substitute teachers from 9 a.m.-noon next Tuesday at the Alternative Education Building, located at 1805 W. Fletcher St. in Vandalia.
    Assistant Regional Superintendent Bill LaDage, will present this training.
    LaDage prepared for substitute teachers when he was a teacher, and he hired subs during his tenure as a principal for the Vandalia Community Unit School District.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Aug. 2 – French toast bake, sausage pattie, hash browns, orange juice, fresh fruit and whole wheat bread.
    Friday, Aug. 3 – Fish on bun, creamy cole slaw, bean salad and peaches.
    Monday, Aug. 6 – Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, blushing pears and graham crackers.
    Tuesday, Aug. 7 – Turkey tetrazzini, green peas, glazed carrots, orange and whole wheat bread.  
    Wednesday, Aug. 8 – Chicken salad on bun, tomato medley, kidney bean salad and cantaloupe.