Today's News

  • FAYCO seeks public's help to improve recycling program

    The recycling program for Vandalia and Fayette County has grown by leaps and bounds since it has been provided on a regular basis by FAYCO Enterprises.

  • Buscher pleased with Vandals after shootout

    Getting his first look at his team in action, first-year Vandalia boys basketball coach Brian Buscher was left satisfied.

    The Vandals went 4-4 in the first summer shootout, making the tournament quarterfinals after winning a first-round game, 28-22, against Putnam County on Tuesday.

    Though the team lost to eventual champion Princeton, Ind., 29-24, in the quarterfinals, wins earlier in the day against Benton and West Frankfort evened the Vandals’ overall shootout record.

  • Jr. Legion falls in DH against Teutopolis

    Vandalia Jr. Legion coach TK Kinkead is hopeful that at least one of his hitters will get hot soon.

    Post 95 has had trouble getting into a groove on offense, and Kinkead said that if one player gets going, the rest of the team may follow. Then, nights like Tuesday against Teutopolis might not end in 11-4 and 8-3 losses.

    “That’s the natural thing with a summer team of guys who know each other,” he said. “It would be huge, but right now, we aren’t getting the consistent play from anyone.”

  • Sr. Legion squad cools after fast start

    NEW BADEN – After starting the season by scattering 32 hits in three games, the Vandalia Sr. Legion offense has quieted down, scratching out just 15 hits in three losses at the New Baden Wooden Bat Classic.

    In the final two games of the event on Saturday, Post 95 (3-4) fell to Salem, 3-2, in 10 innings and was shut out by Imperial, Mo., 2-0.

    “Everybody is pressing,” said coach Andy Rincker. “We have some guys gone, and people are trying to do too much, so we’re struggling a little bit.”

  • Ulmer, Hosick selected for All-Star Game this weekend

    Two 2012 graduates of Vandalia Community High School have been selected to play in a football all-star game this weekend.

    Levi Ulmer and Bryan Hosick will represent the South at the 24th annual West Central Illinois All-Star Game on Saturday at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield.

    The game features 108 seniors from this past school year, and 34 high schools are represented, including 16 players from the South Central Conference.

  • YMCA offering four sports programs this summer

    The Fayette County Family YMCA is offering four youth sports programs on Wednesdays and Saturdays this July.
    Sports offered for children in grades K-8 are: dodgeball, kickball, flag football and sand volleyball.

    Registration is $20 for members and $40 for non-members, and includes a free T-shirt.

    For those interested in participating on individual days, the registration cost is $10 per day, but no T-shirt is included.

  • PHOTO: Vandal volleyball camp

    A youth volleyball camp was hosted last week at VCHS.

  • PHOTOS: State champion tumblers

    There were 26 local tumblers who recently participated at a state meet in Pana, with 19 of them qualifying for this month's national event in Madison, Wis.

  • KC holds GED graduation

    Kaskaskia College recently held a GED graduation ceremony in the Lifelong Learning Center.
    Kaskaskia College offers a GED scholarship to eligible GED graduates. The scholarship covers tuition and student technology fees and may be awarded for up to 48 credit hours as long as the student meets eligibility requirements and attends consecutive semesters.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Community Engagement Event
    Dr. Jim Underwood, president of Kaskaskia College and Bill Hawley, chairman of the KC Board of Trustees, are inviting local residents to join them for a “Community Engagement” meeting at the Vandalia Campus on next Tuesday, June 12.
    The event is being held for Underwood and Hawley to meet with area residents, allowing them to provide input and discuss the operations of Kaskaskia College.
    Area residents are welcome to stop by the center between 6 and 8 p.m. For more information, call 545-3036.