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Today's News

  • Senior Spotlight: Kase the Krusher

    ST. ELMO – A grand slam earlier this season has already given St. Elmo senior Kase Stolte something from his senior year that he will always remember.

    “Me and Ben Sperry have a thing about who is leading the team in home runs, so it was a good feeling that I tied him and hit in three other guys,” Stolte said.

    Through Tuesday, they were still tied with two apiece.

    But, if it’s up to Stolte, the grand slam and contest will be just two of many memories created this season.

  • Smithson – Farmer

    Staci Smithson of Altamont and Obie Farmer Jr. of New Baden have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Ambuehl – 60 Years

    Herschel and Barbara Ambuehl of Farina will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children and grandchildren from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Farina United Methodist Church.

  • Lady Vandals top Teutopolis with Newsom's homer

    As Whitney Newsom led off the bottom of the seventh inning against Teutopolis last Thursday, Vandalia coach Brian Buscher was scrambling to find a pinch runner in the event Newsom got on base.

    “I sent (sophomore) Amber Bruno to get two JV girls, because I thought, ‘All right, she’s going to get a base hit, and I have to decide whether or not to sub in a runner,’” Buscher said.

    “I got Kylie Sellers to run for her and got Lauren Wasmuth to sub in to play third. I was stressing out about that.”

  • 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.