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Today's News

  • Lady Eagles similar to 2010 team

    ST. ELMO – The 2012 version of the St. Elmo volleyball team looks quite a bit like the 2010 version of the St. Elmo volleyball team.

    Both seasons, a large, closely-bonded senior class that had been playing together since junior high led the Lady Eagles into the sectional tournament.

    Several of this season’s seniors got some playing time during the 2010 season, and playing against the 2010 class in practice that season has been beneficial to this season’s success.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia Soccer Award Winners

    Vandalia soccer coach Walt Kinney handed out several awards at the team's banquet last Thursday.

  • Vandalia Leaders (Nov. 1)

    The stat leaders of Vandalia's fall sports teams are all listed below. Statistics are calculated using stats taken in-person when possible. For other games, coaches reports are used.

  • PHOTO: SIUE Wins Metzger-Thiele Classic

    Vandalia graduate Kyle Hawkins and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville were the champions of the Metzger-Thiele Classic at Vandalia Mutual Field on Saturday.

    Hawkins was unable to play due to injury. SIUE defeated St. Louis University, 15-3, and Washington University, 7-4.

    In the tournament's opening game, St. Louis won, 5-2, against Washington.

  • Jr. High roundup (Nov. 1)

    Vandalia seventh-grade boys 1-1

    The Vandalia seventh-grade boys basketball team is 1-1 after the first two games of the season, which were played at the Pana Tournament.

    On Saturday, the Jr. Vandals won their season-opener by beating Shelbyville, 32-29, but on Monday, the team fell to Taylorville, 41-24.

    The Jr. Vandals led throughout the game against Shelbyville, taking a 10-6 lead after the first quarter and holding off a late comeback try by the Jr. Rams.

  • PHOTO: BJHS wins another tournament

    The Brownstown eighth-grade girls basketball team recently won the eighth-grade National Trail Conference championship at Beecher City. BJHS defeated Sacred Heart, Neoga and Altamont during the tournament.

  • PHOTOS: Fishing Tournaments

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held two Bass Tournaments on Vandalia Lake recently.

  • Vandals fall in overtime in playoffs

    It was the Vandalia players who wanted to go for the two-point conversion in overtime, but that pass would fall incomplete to give Carterville a 35-34 overtime win in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday afternoon.

    Senior Ryan Ambuehl had more than 30 carries during the game and played every down on offense, defense and special teams. He was the team's primary quarterback during the game, though senior Wade Cowger and sophomore Collin Nestleroad also took snaps.

  • Harvesting the value of Community service

    On a recent Friday, the freshmen class at Vandalia Community High School was treated to a day out of the classroom.

  • Frogtown News

    Marriage
    Pastor William, Roxanne and Clara Emrick of St. Peter attended the wedding of Joseph Emrick and Carissa Brown in Vine Grove, Ky., on Saturday. The Rev. David Tannahill officiated, with Pastor Emrick assisting.
    Turkey Supper News
    All good things must come to an end – the LWML regretfully retired its annual turkey supper this year.
    However, the PTL and other church and school members are having a turkey supper on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m., in the school gym.
    St. Peter Church