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Today's News

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (April 16)
  • Vandals beat Pana in dual meet

    The restriction that forces athletes to compete in four or fewer events was lifted on Tuesday for a dual meet between the Pana and Vandalia boys track teams, and the Vandals took full advantage to win the meet, 74-64.

    Only seven Vandalia athletes were available for the meet, and each of them placed, including nine firsts and nine seconds.

    The meet serves as a tune-up for the freshmen and sophomores, who will compete in the South Central Conference Frosh/Soph Championships on Saturday in Litchfield at 9 a.m.

  • Sports Briefs (May 5)

    VCHS athletic physical sign-up under way

    Students at Vandalia Community High School who are in grades 6-12 this year may sign up for an athletic physical that will be administered by staff from Greenville Regional Hospital during the school day on May 24.

    Forms can be picked up from  athletic director Kevin Jackson, or in the high school or junior high offices. Parents must fill out their portion of the form prior to May 24.

  • Vandalia Junior High track results (May 5)

    Monday, May 2
    at Litchfield
    Eighth-grade boys
    First-place finishers
    •Ryan Bayles, long jump
    •Devin Durbin, 110-meter hurdles
    •Luke Hollinshead, shot put
    •Ben Strobel, 800-meter run
    •Strobel, 1600-meter run
    •Bayles, Sarchet, Lott and Kinney, 4X200-meter relay
    Second-place finishers
    •Lucian Kinney, shot put
    •Robbie Lott, high jump
    •Blake Murphy, 400-meter dash
    •Austin Robson, discus

  • Fayette County Speedway Results from April 29

    UMP DIRTcar Modified
    26 cars
    Heat 1         
    1.    24H       Mike Harrison
    2.    41M    Brent Mullins
    3.    49    Craig Kern
    4.    83    Kasey Schrock
    Heat 2         
    1.    4J    Scott Weber
    2.    K9    Will Krup

  • Tuesday is busy day for Vandalia athletics

    All four of Vandalia High School's varsity athletic teams will be in action on Tuesday.

    The premier event is the South Central Conference Girls Track Championships in Carlinville at 3 p.m.

    The boys track team will be in Pana at 4 p.m., the baseball team in Litchfield at 4:30 p.m. and the softball team home against Litchfield at 4:30 p.m.

    For results of all these events, see Thursday's edition of The Leader-Union.

  • WANTED: Your reaction

    We're particularly looking for the reaction of veterans, especially those who have served in the past decade and may even have enlisted after and as a result of the attacks on 9/ll. We also want to hear from those who have served in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    Leave comments here or e-mail them to rbauer@leaderunion, or go to our Facebook page. If you have served as a part of the fight against terror and wish to speak with us, contact me, Rich Bauer, at 283-3374, ext. 226.

  • Dugan, Vosholler crowned VCHS royalty

    Micah Dugan and John Vosholler were crowned queen and king at the Vandalia Community High School prom on Saturday night.

  • Call-in day for pageants is May 7

    Call-in Day for Fayette County Fair Pageants is Saturday, May 7.

    To be a Little Miss contestant, girls must be Fayette County residents, between the ages of 5 and 7 years old by July 11. To enter, call 427-3762 on May 7, beginning at 9:00 am.  The first twenty contestants will be accepted. No early calls will be accepted.

    To be a Jr. Miss contestant, girls must be Fayette County residents entering

  • A Capitol Performance

    For many members of the Vandalia High School Band, last week’s trip to Washington, D.C., was the trip of a lifetime.