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Today's News

  • Longtime Vandalia bowler featured by USBC

    Longtime Vandalia resident and league bowler Farrell Gruenbaum, seen below, second from the left, with teammates at the 1970 Women's International Bowling Congress tournament in Tulsa, Okla., was recently the subject of a feature article by the United States Bowling Congress. The article was published on the USBC's website, www.bowl.com. Gruenbaum bowled in leagues for more than 80 years and will celebrate her 100th birthday on Jan. 19.

  • South Central girls winless at Dieterich

    The South Central High School girls basketball team was 0-3 at the Dieterich Holiday Tournament through Tuesday.

    On Tuesday, the Cougars lost to North Clay, 40-33.

    Senior Alexis Phillips scored all 18 of her points in the second half, including 12 in the fourth quarter as South Central tried to overcome a small deficit.

    North Clay, however, used double-team defense against senior Ashley Pollard, limiting her to just eight points in the game.

  • Brownstown girls 1-1 at Okaw Valley

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball team lost to Mt. Zion, 63-36, on the second day of the Okaw Valley Holiday Tournament on Tuesday.

    Mt. Zion scored 22 first-quarter points and led the Bombers by 10 at halftime. It again posted 22 points in the third quarter, pushing its lead to  49-26.

    Senior Abby Hill led Brownstown with 15 points and four rebounds.

    On Monday, the Bombers defeated Deland-Weldon, 52-29, in their opening game of the tournament.

    Senior Morgan Myers paced the Bombers with 18 points and eight rebounds.

  • Vandalia Holiday Tournament wide open after two days

    The Vandalia Holiday Tournament opened with plenty of excitement on Monday.

    After two days, the tournament standings are:

    1. Flora is 3-0
    2. Wesclin is 3-0
    3. Pana is 3-0
    4. Vandalia is 3-0
    5. Altamont is 1-2
    6. Stew-Stras is 0-2
    7. St. Elmo is 0-3
    8. Greenville is 0-3
    9. Shelbyville is 1-2
    10. South Central is 0-2

  • Crown Point Church offers live nativity scene

    Through the ages, the faces and sounds of Christmas have been at the traditional nativity manger scene. The songs have described the appearance of angels and the lowing of the cattle.
    Over the years, in the church and Sunday school Christmas plays, the different faces around the manger have been many and of various ages. It is likely that many young children learned the names of animals such as the camels, sheep and donkeys from the representations of the manger scene.

  • Statehouse will hold Lincoln Farewell reading

    The day before it hosts the Lincoln’s Birthday celebration, the Vandalia Statehouse will be among the state historic sites participating in an effort to set a world record.
    The 150th anniversary observance of the Civil War begins on Feb. 11, exactly 150 years after Abraham Lincoln left Springfield on his inaugural journey as president-elect to Washington, D.C.

  • Woman hurt in train-car crash

  • Fayette still in running for CO2 storage site

    The field of candidates for a FutureGen carbon dioxide storage hub has been narrowed to four, and Fayette County is among that group of candidates.
    At last Monday’s meeting of the Vandalia City Council, Director of Economic Development and Tourism JoAnn Givens told aldermen that a St. Louis Business Journal story released earlier in the day listed Fayette County as one of the finalists for a carbon dioxide storage site.
    Other still in the running are Christian County, Douglas County and Morgan County. Dropped from the competition were Pike County and Quincy.

  • Three charged with having meth around children

    Three individuals have been charged with methamphetamine offenses, including one that alleges exposing children to the manufacture of the drug.
    Niky L. Maness, Melisa S. Maness and Joshua D. Wilson were arrested early this month at a residence northwest of Vandalia in Sharon Township.
    All three have been charged with:
    • Possession of anhydrous ammonia, with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class 1 felony punishable by up 15 years in prison, or up to 30 years if the person is eligible for an extended term.

  • Frogtown News

    Home for Holidays
    Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., returned to the home of her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, on Friday. She will return back to school in January.
    Christmas Program
    The children of St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Little Saints Preschool had their annual Christmas program on Sunday. There were 378 in attendance.
    The children did an excellent job, considering they had only had a couple of practice sessions.
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