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Today's News

  • Reading of Lincoln Farewell is next Friday

    A live webcast has been set up to allow anyone in the nation to participate in the Feb. 11 simultaneous reading of a famous Abraham Lincoln speech that organizers hope will set a new Guinness World Record™ as part of the national kickoff of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Feb. 3, 2011

    • Sherry L. Beck, 33, Herrick, was arrested on Jan. 31 on a charge of driving without a valid license. Bond was $1,500.
    • Paula D. Stanley, 44, 415 N. Olive St., St. Elmo, was arrested on Jan. 28 on charges of resisting or obstructing a peace officer, criminal trespass to real property and breach of peace. Bond was $1,000.
    • Jennifer D. Melton, 28, RR 3, Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 27 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge. Bond was $3,500.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, February 3

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20  p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.
    Saturday, February 5

  • Sports briefs (Feb. 3)

    Vandal 8th-graders win tournament

    For the first time on Saturday, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade volleyball team won the Edwardsville Tournament.

    In the first game, the Lady Vandals beat St. Norberts, 25-14, 25-16. Jessica Sullens had 12 points and five service aces, and Kadi Metzger had five points and four service aces.

    In the second game, the Lady Vandals beat Edwardsville Liberty, 25-17, 19-25, 15-13. Jori Wagner had nine points, and Ali Sasse had eight points and four service aces.

  • Two Vandalia games rescheduled

    Tuesday's boys basketball game at Pana was canceled due to inclement weather. It was rescheduled for Monday.

    The boys are scheduled to play on Thursday against Altamont, but the weather may force that game to be canceled, as well. Game cancellations are posted on www.leaderunion.com as soon as they are announced.

    The Vandals also host Marquette Catholic on Saturday at 6 p.m. and play at South Central on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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    Tuesday's Lady Vandals basketball game at Greenville was canceled due to inclement weather.

  • Boys basketball recaps

    Ramsey struggled to a 0-4 mark at the Christ Our Rock Lutheran Tournament last week.

    Senior Blake Hadley was named to the all-tournament team.

    Hadley led the Rams with 20 points last Friday against Patoka, but Warriors senior Blake Budds matched him shot-for-shot with 21 points during Patoka's 61-39 win.

    Ramsey started and finished the game slowly, trailing 28-17 at halftime and allowing Patoka 21 fourth-quarter points, while scoring just seven of its own.

  • Mulberry Grove takes second at Christ Our Rock Lutheran Tournament

    After his team lost to Sandoval to open the Christ Our Rock Lutheran Tournament last Monday, Mulberry Grove coach Chris Johnson said he believed his team could win its next three games in the tournament.

    He was almost right, as the Aces defeated Ramsey and the host, and only losing to Patoka by two points.

    In the end, Mulberry Grove finished in second place, and senior Harley Steed had been named to the all-tournament team.

  • Marty Johnon honored for 1,000th point
  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders (Feb. 3)
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders (Feb. 3)