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Today's News

  • Vandalia school schedule changed

    Because of the unusual number of snow days this winter, students in the Vandalia school district will be attending class on four days they were scheduled to have a full or half-day off.
    Full school days now will be held on Presidents Day (Feb. 21) and Casimir Pulaski Day (March 7), as well as two days previously scheduled for half days, because of inservice training for teachers (March 4 and April 1).

  • Attorney wants teen's murder trial moved

    The attorney representing the teen charged with murdering a couple in their Loogootee home wants the youth’s trial to be moved to another county.
    The request to relocate the trial for 16-year-old Clifford W. Baker is one of three motions filed at the end of January by Baker’s attorney, Monroe D. McWard of Taylorville.

  • Lincoln events this Friday, Saturday

    Vandalia will celebrate its history with three events later this week.

    The festivities are kicked off on Friday morning as the Vandalia Statehouse is one of the sites participating in a simultaneous reading of Lincoln's Farewell Address in Springfield.

    The reading is set for 11 a.m. at the Statehouse, and the public is invited to attend.

    On Friday evening, Vandalia's inaugural Civil War Victory Ball will be held from 7-11 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. Those wearing period clothing will be admitted free, and admission for all others is $5.

  • Ice storm in Vandalia
  • Vandal wrestlers win 17th straight regional title

    SHELBYVILLE -- Justin Hill, C.J. Runkel and Daniel Edwards all won individual regional championships to help Vandalia win its 17th straight regional title on Saturday.

    Levi Ulmer earned his 100th career win in the semifinals and lost to the No. 2 ranked wrestler in the state in the championship bout.

    A full story will appear in Thursday's edition of The Leader-Union.

  • Sports schedule -- Saturday, Feb. 5

    The Vandalia High School wrestlers are at the Shelbyville Regional Tournament. The finals begin at 1 p.m.

    A decision on the Vandalia High School boys basketball game (6 p.m. start against Marquette Catholic) has yet to be made. We will bring that information when it becomes available.

    The Vandalia Eighth-Grade Volleyball Tournament was canceled.

  • 2:40 p.m., Thursday: St. Elmo Schools Schedule

    St. Elmo School District’s Calendar for February 4th has been modified.

    Students will not attend school on Friday, February 4th due to a change in the calendar.  Friday instead will be set as a Teacher Inservice Day.

  • Sports cancellations -- Thursday, Feb. 3

    Please continnue to check back through the day for more cancellation updates.

    The following Vandalia athletic events have been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 3

    •Boys basketball against Altamont is canceled and rescheduled for Feb. 17.
    •Junior high volleyball against Pana is canceled.

    The following St. Elmo athletic events have been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 3:

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Feb. 7 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Feb. 8 – Choice of cereal, cinnamon roll.
    Wednesday, Feb. 9 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Feb. 10 – Breakfast pizza.   
    Friday, Feb. 11 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Callie, the Kitty, Comforts Josie, the Doggie
    We had noticed that Josie, the late Mandy’s little 10-year-old puppy, had not been acting up to par lately.