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Today's News

  • Eagles are NTC consolation champs

    St. Elmo baseball’s team rallied to finish the season at .500 and take the consolation championship in the National Trail Conference Tournament.

    After falling to 6-8 on Sept. 18, the Eagles went 4-2 in the final six games, including a 2-1 mark in the NTC Tournament to better their tournament seed and finish the season 10-10.

    In the consolation championship on Monday, the Eagles fell behind 2-0 after the first inning, but made up for that in the third-fifth innings of an 8-3 victory.

  • Vandal Leaders (Oct. 11)

    Football
    Single-game leaders
    •Rushing yards: Ambuehl, 171
    •Passing yards: Ritchey, 77
    •Rec. yards: Cowger, 67
    •Total TD: Ambuehl/Ritchey, 4
    •Tackles for loss: Lucken, 5
    •Team scoring: 48 points
    •Team rushing yards: 479
    •Team passing yards: 77
    •Team receiving yards: 77
    •Team tackles for loss: 13
    •Margin of victory: 42 (48-6)
    Season leaders
    •Rushing yards: Ambuehl, 875
    •Passing yards: Ritchey, 228

  • Area Prep Roundup (Oct. 11)

    Soccer team falls
    in final home match

    In the final home match of the season, the Vandalia soccer team fell to Greenville, 7-0.
    The game on Saturday was a makeup from a rained out game originally scheduled for Sept. 25.
    Blake Torbeck had 11 saves in-goal for the Vandals (0-16-1, 0-8 SCC).

    Jr. Lady Vandals fall to Pana
    The Vandalia Jr. High eighth-grade girls basketball team fell in a low-scoring affair at Pana on Tuesday.
    Emma Meyer led Vandalia with five points in the 16-11 loss.

  • Second annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk held

    Area residents joined together at Rogier Park on Saturday to participate in an “Out of Darkness Community Walk.”

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Oct. 11)

    Taylor Parrish • Sophomore • Franklin

    •Oct. 6 – Parrish, a Vandalia grad, played in two sets of a 3-1 loss at North Manchester (Ind.). She had one dig and one block assist during the match. Franklin is 7-13 on the season..

  • NTC volleyball tournament begins on Thursday

    The National Trail Conference volleyball tournament begins on Thursday at St. Anthony High School in Effingham.

    Three area teams – South Central, St. Elmo and Brownstown – are all in Pool C.

  • Family Worship Center starts Horizons

    It has been said that our children are tomorrow’s leaders, our hope for the community’s future.

    Therefore, it is important that they receive proper guidance and encouragement, and are taught respect and caring for others, as well as integrity and character, while retaining their own personality and individuality.
    Vandalia and the surrounding areas are fortunate to have many young families with children. The parents, guardians and other caregivers are also fortunate to have several child care and learning center/facilities available.

  • This week's schedule (Oct. 11-17)

    VANDALIA
    Football
    •Friday at Pana, 5 p.m.
    Volleyball
    •Thursday vs. Carlyle, 5 p.m.
    •Tuesday at Gillespie, 5 p.m.
    Golf
    •Friday at IHSA State*
    •Saturday at IHSA State*
    *Boys at Prairie Vista in Bloomington
    *Girls at Red Tail Run in Decatur
    Tennis
    •Friday at IHSA Sectional, 1 p.m.*
    *at Effingham
    JV Football
    •Monday vs. Pana, 6 p.m.
    Freshmen Football
    •Thursday vs. Pana, 6 p.m.
    Jr. High Girls Basketball

  • PHOTOS: VYO football vs. Litchfield

    The VYO football teams took to Mark Greer Field on Saturday against Litchfield, winning all four contests in the second-to-last week of the season. The teams will make up games at EAWR on Saturday.

  • Hollow-een

    Happy Hollow Farms, located south of St. Elmo, held its annual Fall Festival Weekend on Saturday and Sundy, offering a variety of activites for area families.

    In the first photo, 5-year-old Lanie Spangenberg struggles to hold onto the pumpkin she chose for her family. In the second photo, 4-year-old Evan Warren enjoys playing in the sand box filled with corn. In the third photo, Alex Aderman of the St. James 4-H club, stirs the chili that the club was serving at Happy Hollow Farms' Fall Festival Weekend.