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Today's News

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  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Nov. 11 – Closed for Veteran’s Day.
    Friday, Nov. 12 – Barbecue pork on bun, augratin potatoes, baked beans and pineapple chunks.
    Monday, Nov. 15 – Beef and noodles, tossed salad w/tomatoes, copper penny carrots, pineapple and whole grain bread.
    Tuesday, Nov. 16 – Chicken strips, rice, brussel sprouts, sliced tomatoes, sliced tomatoes, tropical fruit and biscuit.  
    Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Chili w/beans, baked potato, cheese & crackers, pears, oatmeal cookie and birthday cake.

  • National Hospice/Palliative Care Month

  • Anniversary – 50 Years

    Charles and Shirley Brauer of St. Peter will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Nov. 26.
    Charles Brauer and the former Shirley Pries were married on Nov. 12, 1960, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church by the late Rev. Martin Travis.
    The couple have three children: Tim and his wife Jan Brauer, and Scott and his wife Shannon Brauer, both of St. Peter, and Lynette and her husband Ronnie Crain of Farina. They have six grandchildren and one stepgrandchild.

  • Wedding

    Lauren Marie Roberts of Vandalia and Allen Courtney Ash of Liberty, Mo. were united in marriage on Saturday evening, July 10, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in St Louis, with Msgr. Mark Rivituso officiating.
    The bride is the daughter of Ken and Kathy Roberts of Vandalia. Grandparents are Edward and Margaret Earth of Mulberry Grove,  and Dean and Pat Roberts of Vandalia.
    The groom is the son of Bev Ash of Carterville, Mo., and Gregg Ash of Kearney, Mo.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (Oct. 16)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Oct. 16. The winners are pictured; from left to right: Mike Grejtak and Lonnie Gerdes, first place with 11.25 pounds; Robert Lindley, second place with 8.08 pounds; and Melvin McKinney and Kenny Arnold, third place with 7.73 pounds. The big bass winner was Travis Gould with a 4.22-pound catch.

  • Vandalia eighth-graders lose twice

    Vandalia eighth-grader Alex Sasse looks to pass the ball to the perimeter after running into the Greenville defense on her way to the basket during a 39-9 Blue Jays win last Thursday. Sasse scored Vandalia's first two points of the game. Madison Click, Ashley Swain and Nicole Wells also scored for the Vandals. On Tuesday, the Vandals fell to Hillsboro, 37-7. Sasse (four points) and Jordan Wagner (three) scored.

  • St. Elmo falls to Vandalia

    St. Elmo seventh-grader Landon Feezel (left) tries to drive around Vandalia's Brandon Gelsinger during the first round of the Vandalia Seventh-Grade Tournament on Saturday. The Eagles were defeated by the Vandals 33-24 in that game.

  • This week's local sports schedule (Nov. 11-16)

    Thursday Nov. 11
    JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
    Brownstown at Neoga, 6:15 p.m.
    JR. HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Brownstown vs. Beecher City, 6:15 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 12
    JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia at Ramsey, 6 p.m.
    St. Elmo vs. Altamont, 6:15 p.m.
    JR. HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Vandalia vs. Stew-Stras, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 13
    BASKETBALL
    Vandalia Red/White Night, 5 p.m.

    Monday, Nov. 15
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    South Central at CHBC, 6:15 p.m.

  • Hobbie has fast start for McKendree

    One heartbreaking loss, one victory and two great Eric Hobbie performances.

    McKendree University coach Harry Statham would have liked to have beaten Lindenwood University in its first game of the season, but Hobbie, a Vandalia grad, did everything he could do to power the Bearcats to victory. In the 81-79 loss to the St. Louis-based school, Hobbie poured in 24 points, grabbed five rebounds and doled out three assists. He hit 8-of-21 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws. He made 4-of-9 trey opportunities.