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Today's News

  • Jr. High track athletes break more records

    More school records fell as the Vandalia Junior High track teams had two meets in the past week.

    Emma Meyer improved her own record in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 13.2 seconds. The seventh-grade 4X100-meter relay team of Meyer, Madeline Cade, Anna Miller and Jensen Hollinshead, also bettered its record, with a time of 56.4 seconds.

    For the boys, Curtis Gordon broke his own record in the 110-meter hurdles, with a time of 17.8 seconds.

    All three of those records were set last Thursday at Greenville.

  • Graumenz signs to wrestle for Neosho County CC

    Kyle Graumenz, a senior at Triad High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to wrestle for Neosho County Community College in Chaunte, Kan.

    The grandson of Devon and Patty Graumenz of Shobonier placed fourth at 138 pounds in the Class 2A individual state tournament this past February. He was the state runner-up as a sophomore in the 119-pound bracket.

    He qualified for the Illinois High School Association state tournament all four years of his high school career.

  • Haller honored by state Representative Tom Cross

    Fayette County resident Bill Haller was recently honored by state representative Tom Cross (R-Oswego) for a lifetime of acheivements.

    Haller, a former Major League Baseball umpire, was the focus of House Resolution 942, which was passed last week to honor his storied career in baseball and the military.

  • Jackson to host boys basketball camp

    Vandalia High School boys basketball coach Kevin Jackson will be holding a basketball camp for boys in grades K-7 from May 29-June 1.

    The camp will teach the fundamentals of basketball, including shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and man-to-man defense.

    Individual offensive moves and team play will also be included.

    Grades K-3 will participate from 8:30-9:45 a.m., and grades 4-7 will go from 10-11:45 a.m.

    Registration for grades K-3 is $25, and for grades 4-7, it is $35.

  • Fayette County Speedway results – April 15

    Sunday, April 15
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1.            41M       BRENT MULLINS              
    2.            2M         MICHAEL MEYER
    3.            9J            TERRY JAMES    

  • Vandalia baseball takes 12-inning loss; Saturday game canceled

    Saturday's Vandalia baseball game against Centralia (varsity and JV) has been canceled. The cancellation comes one day after the Vandals lost 7-6 at Hillsboro in 12 innings.

  • Vandalia softball moved to Hillsboro

    Today's Lady Vandals softball game has been moved from Vandalia to Hillsboro. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

  • Fayette County Speedway postpones Friday's race until Sunday afternoon

    Fayette County Speedway has postponed Friday night's races to Sunday afternoon. The gates will open at 2 p.m., with the racing to start at 4 p.m.

  • Art reception is this Friday evening

    The work of students in art classes at Vandalia Community High School and the Okaw Area Vocational Center will be on display this Friday evening.
    The artists’ work will also be on display online.
    Kim Jaoko, the art teacher at VCHS and OAVC, has teamed up with Artsonia to display the students work on www.artsonia.com, the world’s largest online kids’ art museum.
    The artists’ work can be viewed by going online to www.artsonia.com/schools/VandaliaCommunity1.

  • VFW Patriotic Art Contest

    The winners of the Patriotic Art Contest sponsored by VFW Ladies Auxiliary at Old Capitol Post 3862 are shown with Auxiliary President Loretta Keagle and Treasurer Margaret Kimberlin, who presented certificates and checks.

    From left to right are Kaegle; Alexandra Schroeder, first place, $100; Bailey Jones, second place, $50; Trevor Carroll, third place, $25; and Kimberlin. As the first-place winner, Schroeder advances to district competition, and possibly on to state. The contest is held each year for students in grades 9-12.