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Today's News

  • Vandalia wrestlers win first dual meet

    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    at Belleville West
    Vandalia 38
    Belleville 37
    •106 – Ryne Lipsey lost by fall at 0:25
    •113 – Belleville won by forfeit
    •120 – Belleville won by forfeit
    •126 – Tyler Dagen won by fall at 3:00
    •132 – Ben Davis lost by fall at 3:40
    •138 – C.J. Runkel won by fall at 1:59
    •145 – Dalton Blankenship won by fall at 1:40
    •152 – Blake Cripe lost, 11-0
    •160 – Daniel Edwards won, 11-9

  • Holiday activities begin this weekend

    The Christmas season in Fayette County gets into full swing with a variety of activities over the next few days.

  • Smoking trial is this week

    A little more than a month after one liquor license holder in Vandalia admitted to allowing smoking in its establishment, a second license holder is taking its case to trial.
    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3862 was issued a ticket in August for allegedly violating the city’s ordinance prohibiting smoking at the end of July.
    On Oct. 25, Commander Terry Oldham represented the post in pleading guilty to that ticket. The post was fined $250.

  • Ribbon-cutting to be held at track

    A ribbon-cutting and the first races will be held at the finish line of the new track at Vandalia Community High School on Friday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m.

    At the event, an unofficial 400-meter dash will be held for both boys and girls.

  • Filing for primary election begins

    As candidate filing for the spring primary election got under way on Monday, a race in next fall’s general election was formed.

  • BJHS wins regional title

    The top-seeded Brownstown Junior High seventh-grade girls basketball team last Tuesday won a regional championship by defeating No. 3 Altamont, 32-22, at the Class 7-2A regional in Beecher City. Brownstown played Oblong at the Albion sectional on Wednesday night.

  • Atwood signs with JAL

    South Central senior Emily Atwood will be a rival to a former teammate next season.

    By signing a letter of intent to play volleyball for John A. Logan Community College last Tuesday, Atwood will be joining the Great Rivers Athletic Conference next fall, which also includes Lake Land Community College, the chosen school of fellow SCHS senior Kinzie Neilson.

    The long-time friends won't let that get in the way of their friendship, however, and South Central coach Mary Brimberry said that Atwood should be successful at the college level.

  • St. Elmo boys earn win in season-opener

    FARINA – The seniors stepped up to get the lead, and the young buck made the plays to put the game away for St. Elmo in double-overtime on Tuesday.

    Seniors Blaine Scholes and Ben Sperry combined to make 4-of-5 free throws in the first 30 seconds of the second overtime period, and sophomore Levi Maxey then recorded a 3-pointer, steal and layup in a span of 14 seconds to bump St. Elmo’s lead to seven during a 53-50 season-opening win on Tuesday.

  • The College Report: Earnest helps Vanderbilt to win

    In years past, the Vanderbilt University bowling team has dominated the Hawk Classic held in Millsboro, Del.

    This year was no different. Vandalia grad Jessica Earnest, a Vanderbilt bowler, bowled in four games of the tournament, including the final head-to-head matchup against Fairleigh- Dickinson University. Vanderbilt won convincingly, earning a 4-2 victory.

  • Brownstown gets 4th at Turkey Tourney

    Brownstown had the best finish among area teams at the Ramsey/Mulberry Grove Super Turkey Tournament last week.

    The Bombers finished 2-2 to place fourth at the tournament, earning wins against Mulberry Grove and Odin and losing to Sandoval in pool play and Christ Our Rock, 50-47, in the third-place game.

    Sandoval was the eventual tournament champion, defeating Cowden-Herrick in overtime, 75-66.

    Mulberry Grove defeated Patoka, 45-39, to place fifth, and Ramsey beat Odin, 63-52, in the seventh-place game.