Today's News

  • Jr. Legion nearly pulls off upset at district tournament

    TEUTOPOLIS – Vandalia lost, but Jr. Legion coach TK Kinkead was still very proud of his players after they battled Effingham in the district tournament on Saturday.

    Facing elimination, Post 95 held a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but an error allowed two Effingham runners to score to give Post 120 a 3-2 victory.

    “Everyone had the game of their life today,” Kinkead said. “Effingham creamed us last time, so to see us put up a fight and do what we did, that’s the best part.”

  • PHOTOS: KC camps in Vandalia

    Two sports camps were recently held in Vandalia, sponsored by Kaskaskia College.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (June 16)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, June 16.

  • Sports Briefs (July 19)

    Kickball tournament coming to St. Elmo

    The St. Elmo Tourism Committee is hosting its first annual kickball tournament in Deken Park on Aug. 4. at 10 a.m.

    Teams of 8-12 players comprised of kids and/or adults may register at St. Elmo City Hall by Aug. 1. The entry fee is $50 per team.

    Complete rules are available at city hall and questions can be directed to either 829-3319 or 704-9250.

    KC holding open tennis tryouts

  • Vandalia's treasurer will be appointed, not elected

    Starting next spring, the city of Vandalia's treasurer will be appointed, not elected.

    The Vandalia City Council voted unanimously to switch the treasurer's job to an appointed position.

    The council did so over the strong objection of Marjorie Blythe, who is in her fourth term as city treasurer.

    The council also voted to reduce the treasurer's salary at $4,000. The salary for the part-time position is now $14,000.

  • Sr. Legion to play for district championship on Monday

    After posting a walk-off win against Salem on Sunday night, the Vandalia Sr. Legion squad will battle Effingham for the district championship on Monday.

    To win the title, Vandalia will have to win both the 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. games against Effingham in the double-elimination tournament. Effingham handed Vandalia its first tournament loss on Sunday afternoon in an 8-5 game.

    This season, Vandalia is 2-2 against Effingham.

    Post 95's tournament summary follows.

    Game 1 — Vandalia defeated Salem, 9-6, in the first round.

  • Jr. Legion falls at districts

    TEUTOPOLIS - In a game that was three times delayed by rain and lightning on Thursday night, Vandalia's Jr. Legion team was never able to find a groove in a 13-5 loss to Teutopolis at the district tournament. With the loss, Post 95 will now play the loser of Effingham/South Central on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Teutopolis High School.

  • Faces at the Fair
  • Birthdays

    Mary Naber
    A card shower has been planned for Mary Naber of St. Peter, who will celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday, July 20.

  • Birth

    Ian Noah Zenker
    Jon and Andrea Zenker of West Chicago are the parents of a boy born at 9:06 p.m. on April 4, 2012, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.

    He weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was named Ian Noah, and he has a brother, Evan, age 2.
    Grandparents are Dannie and Patty Donaldson of Vandalia, and Steve and Arlene Zenker of Hampshire.
    Great-grandparents are Herschel and Barb Ambuehl of Farina.