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Today's News

  • Roe – 60 Years

    Alvin and JoAnn Roe of Pekin will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner party hosted by their family from 4-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Avanti’s Dome Banquet room in Pekin.

  • Vandals shut out Carlinville in SCC opener

    Sophomore Leyton Godoyo was filthy after he stole two bases and dove head-first into home during the fifth inning last Friday against Carlinville.

    But he was all smiles, because his run gave the Vandals a 10-0 win in the South Central Conference season-opener last Friday.

    Good jumps allowed Godoyo to steal both second and third base, and he advanced home after the catcher’s throw to third sailed into left field.

  • Births

    Jonah Robert LeDuc
    Greg and Candi LeDuc of Glen Carbon are the parents of boy born at 1:33 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, Mo.

  • Crye – Harrison

    Danielle Crye and Skylar Harrison, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Boys and girls track teams place several in first two outdoor meets

    ALTAMONT – Sixteen top-three finishes, including seven first-place marks, helped the Vandals place second at Altamont on Tuesday.

    The boys track team would have had an opportunity to win the meet had it been able to field a team in the 4X400-meter relay, but all but two of its athletes had already participated in the maximum of four events.

    That isn’t typical for most track teams from schools the size of Vandalia, but with only 11 members, every athlete’s efforts, and points, count.

  • Folta – Schilling

    Jessika Folta and C.J. Schilling, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Field of Dreams donors honored; throw out ceremonial first pitch
  • Koester – 50 Years

    Howard and Carol Koester of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children  from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at Liberty Christian Church, Brownstown.

  • Board approves bid for all-weather track

    A bid for the construction of an all-weather track at Vandalia Community High School was approved by the school board on Monday.

    The bid, which came from National Erectors in Highland, was $502,500, slightly higher than the $500,000 the school received in funding.

    It had been higher, but the school opted to cut out some less important features, including paving the walkway between the high school and junior high school, asphalting the gravel area near the ticket window and some of the reworked fencing.

  • Lady Aces get 3rd in own tournament

    MULBERRY GROVE – Playing without its top pitcher, the Mulberry Grove High School softball team went 1-1 to finish third at its own tournament on Saturday.

    Sophomore Becca Oldham was involved in a car accident on Saturday morning and was unable to pitch for the Lady Aces, but Megan Blankenship, a junior, filled in and pitched well, according to coach John Barnes.

    “She got some innings she normally wouldn’t have gotten,” Barnes said. “She showed that she could step up.”