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Today's News

  • Sports Briefs (Dec. 6)

    Highside RC racing is this Sunday at the Fayette County Fairgrounds

    An indoor remote controlled car racing track has been installed at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Brownstown.

    Highside RC will be opening its track for racing on Sunday at 4 p.m. inside the heated horse barn at the fairgrounds.

  • Classic Bass Tournament

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club recently held a Classic Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake. A total of 18 boats took part in the tournament, and 41 pounds of bass were caught by the anglers.

  • Vandals fall to third at DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic after up-and-down game

    DUQUOIN - The hosts scored on seven straight possession in the fourth quarter to pry the lead from the Vandals in the final game of the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic, and though they tried to erase their seven point deficit, the visitors would fall, 56-53.

    With the loss, the Vandals fell to 1-2 in the tournament and finished in third place. Flora was the tournament champion, after posting a 3-0 record.

  • Vandals beat Cairo at DuQuoin Tournament

    DUQUOIN - Vandalia was led by a double-double from senior Chase Woolsey and seven different players had at least one assist to lead the Vandals to a 62-56 victory against Cairo in the second game of the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic.

    The Pilots cut Vandalia's lead to one in the second quarter, but the Vandals (2-1) finished off the first half on an 8-0 run, and continued scoring with regularity for the rest of the game.

  • Lady Vandals suffers overtime loss in tough season-opener

    The Lady Vandals suffered a tough home-opener on Thursday, falling to Gillespie in overtime and possibly losing their point guard for Saturday’s game at Southwestern.

    Junior Megan Godoyo was ejected from the game on a controversial flagrant foul call late in the fourth quarter, and Vandalia would miss 14 free throws in the fourth quarter and overtime period of a 62-60 loss in the South Central Conference opener.

    When a player is ejected, they must sit out their team’s next game, if the ejection is promptly reported.

  • FCHD observes hospice and home care month

    Hospice
    Hospice care is considered the model for quality compassionate care for people facing a terminal illness. Hospice provides expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes.

  • Vandals drop first game of DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic

    On Wednesday, the Vandals lost track of the game after a fast start against Flora.

    Vandalia led by as many as nine points in the first half, but faltered late in the second quarter and throughout the third quarter of a 50-43 victory for Flora.

    The Vandals (1-1) led, 12-7, after the first period and increased that lead in the first half of the second quarter, but Flora closed the first half on a 10-0 run and then outscored Vandalia 29-23 over the final two periods.

  • Edgar – 60 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Edgar of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family.


    The Edgars were married on Dec. 14, 1952, at the bride’s home in Shelbyville.
    They are the parents of three sons: Kim Edgar and his wife Paula of Vandalia, Kevin Edgar and his wife Connie of Vandalia, and Kelly Edgar and his wife Teresa of Greenville.

  • Ponder the three comings of Christ during the Advent season

    “John went throughout the whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the Prophet Isaiah:

  • Church Briefs

    Program sends 1,751 shoeboxes

    Operation Christmas Child for Fayette and Montgomery counties this year collected 1,751 shoeboxes for needy children around the world. That was an increase of nearly 240 boxes from last year's total of 1,512.
    Jill Zimmer, who coordinated the local program again this year, said that a variety of participants helped make the program a success. Included in those participants were several individuals, a school class, four businesses and 30 churches.

    Christmas movie this Sunday