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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Vandalia softball senior day

    The Vandalia High School softball team celebrated its seniors before last Wednesday's loss to Southwestern.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (May 17)

    Many athletes that spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes with recent results.

    Jessica Earnest • Bowler • Team USA

  • VCHS HOF nomination period is open

    Nominations for this year’s Vandalia Community High School Athletic Hall of Fame are due by May 31.

    Forms should be sent to Kevin Jackson, VCHS Athletic Director, 1109 N. 8th St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471. Forms are available at the high school office and may also be dropped off there.

    In order to be nominated, the following conditions must be met: the candidate must be a graduate of VCHS, a distinguished varsity team, a former coach or a supportive fan.

  • VCHS to hold meeting about drug testing

    A informational meeting will be held on May 31 at Vandalia Community High School regarding the drug testing policy for those in extracurricular activities, which will go into effect for the 2012-13 school year.

    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school gym.

  • Vandalia honored for Volley for the Cure fundraising

    The American Cancer Society recently released the 12 Illinois schools that raised the most money at their Volley for the Cure volleyball games this past fall.

    Vandalia was ranked third, with a total donation of $6,848.

    Ziegler-Royalton was first in the state, with $16,500.

  • Vandalia men’s slo-pitch softball league will begin play on Monday

    The Vandalia men’s slo-pitch softball league will begin play on Monday.

    The five-team league will play four games on Mondays from May 21-Aug. 12 and Thursdays from July 19-Aug. 16. Wednesdays, June 27, July 11, and Aug. 1, 8 and 15 will be used as rain dates.

    Teams in the league are:
    •Buckstop Archery
    •Montgomery Plumbing
    •Keck’s Marsh
    •Riedle Law Office Cyclones
    •Copper Penny

  • Births

    Parker Steven Daniels
    Jaclyn and Mitch Daniels of rural Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 1:07 p.m. on April 17, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Illinois Bell reunion held

    On Monday, May 7, the fifth annual Telephone Operators, Installation and Repairmen Reunion was held in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    The 33 in attendance included 21 operators, six repairmen and six spouses.
    Delila Beckman welcomed everyone, and Loretta Nickels gave the meal prayer.
    After the meal, everyone was asked to introduce themselves and their guests, and tell when and where they had worked for Illinois Bell.
    The sharing of stories was a popular part of the reunion.

  • Engagement

    The Rev. Kevin Wendorf of Onarga and Barbara Torbeck have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Anniversary

    On May 4, 1952, Kenneth Hall and Betty Roe walked across the road from her parents’ home to Hurricane Church and were married by the Rev. Warren Littleford.