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Today's News

  • A welcome addition to the Avenue of Flags

    Growing up in Vandalia, Linda Welch saw the American flags lining the roadways in Fairlawn Cemetery. But, back then, she didn’t know the significance of those flags.

  • Season in review: Post 95 Sr. Legion

    The Vandalia Sr. Legion squad had a memorable season, finishing 18-11 and reaching the first championship game in the double-elimination district tournament.

    A player-by-player synopsis of the season follows.

  • PHOTOS: Field of Dreams camp

    The Vandalia Field of Dreams committee held a pitcher/catcher camp last week.

  • PHOTOS: Alums Beat the Lady Vandals Again

    The Vandalia High School alumni softball team recently played its second exhibition doubleheader against the high school team, sweeping the Lady Vandals for the second time.

  • Sports Briefs (July 26)

    Jr. Legion division tourney this weekend

    The Jr. Legion division tournament will be played at Vandalia High School this weekend.

    Post 95 received an automatic bid the tournament, and will play Belleville at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The winner of that game advances to play on Sunday at 6:30 p.m., while the loser will play at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

    The double-elimination tournament runs through Monday, with the possibility of continuing on Tuesday.

    VCHS grad accepts head coaching job

  • Senior Spotlight: Dathan Berning

    The major highlights of Dathan Berning’s final season as a Vandalia High School athlete came during the basketball season, but that didn’t stop the 2012 graduate from pursuing a college opportunity in a different sport.

    Vandalia’s boys basketball most valuable player this past season, Berning probably could have tried to show off his skills to earn a spot on a small school’s team, but he instead decided to continue focusing on baseball, and that landed him a spot at Greenville College.

  • Wilma Kruger continues winning ways at fair

    Wilma Kruger, a life-long resident of the area, doesn’t recall when she began entering the competitions at the Fayette County Fair; she only remembers that it has been many years.

  • Fair features fun, fun & more fun
  • College News

    Durbin earns master’s degree
    Lacey Jo Durbin of Vandalia recently completed her master’s degree in occupational therapy at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Thursday, June 28, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for its monthly meeting and luncheon.
    After the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer. Thirty members and four guests were present.
    After the meal, President Dean Black called the meeting to order with the announcement of two new members: Roger and Becky Bergman of Litchfield.
    The secretary and treasurer report was given and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for June were read.