Today's News

  • Prep roundup (May 3)

    Lady Cougars take 3rd in shortened tourney

    The South Central softball team won two of three games in a rain-shortened tournament at Robinson last Saturday.

    The Lady Cougars then won a coin toss to take third place.

    South Central had advanced to the third-place game after defeating Neoga and Hutsonville, and losing to Robinson, but that game against Red Hill was called off after just a third of an inning.

    In game one, senior Alexis Phillips had four singles and two RBI to lead South Central to a 7-5 win.

  • VJHS track and field results

    Monday, April 30
    at Litchfield
    First-place finishers
    •Marcus Durbin, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash
    •Ethan Meyer, shot put
    •Shane Murray, pole vault
    •Tucker Willms, discus
    •4X200-meter relay (Grant Wells, Eli Bowen, Enrique Jenner and Bobby Bradley)
    Second-place finishers
    •Bowen, long jump
    •Bradley, 400-meter dash, shot put
    •Jenner, high jump
    •Murray, 800-meter run, 1,600-meter run

  • Fayette County Speedway results – April 22

    Sunday, April 22
    HEAT 1
    1.            56           Jake Draege
    2.            808         Kelby Simmons
    3.            32Z         Nate Zimmer

  • Boys and girls basketball, and volleyball youth camps being hosted at VCHS

    A basketball camp for girls curently in grades K-7 will be held at VCHS from May 21-24.

    The camp will teach the fundamentals of girls basketball, and will be led by VCHS coach Michelle McNary.

    The camp will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. each day, and the registration cost is $30 for individuals and $25 for each additional child within the same family.

    Early registration is appreciated.

    For more information, contact McNary at 267-7047.


  • YMCA holds healthy lifestyle challenge

    The Fayette County Family YMCA recently held a heathy lifestyle challenge. The challenge awarded points to members for drinking enough water, choosing healthier foods, coming to the YMCA for workouts or classes, and for weekly weigh-ins.

  • Season-opening bass tournament

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held its season-opening bass tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, April 14.

  • Vandalia softball game canceled

    The makeup softball game between Vandalia and East Alton-Wood River for Tuesday has been postponed. A make-up is to be announced for the game that was originally scheduled for April 13.

  • Mayor receives word that Graham plant is closing

    10 a.m. Tuesday: Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman told The Leader-Union this morning that he has received word that Graham Packaging plans to close its Vandalia plant this summer.

    Gottman said he has seen a copy of a letter given to employees that explain the plans to close the plant, and that he has been working through the morning to set up a meeting with Graham officials.

    Gottman plans to make an announcement on those plans early this afternoon.

  • South Central baseball, softball games canceled

    South Central has canceled home baseball and softball games for Tuesday afternoon.

  • St. Elmo baseball game canceled

    The baseball game scheduled for Tuesday between St. Elmo and St. Anthony has been canceled.