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Today's News

  • Vandalia tennis squad defeated by Marquette

    The Vandalia girls tennis squad fell to 1-1 last Thursday, falling to Marquette Catholic, 9-0.
    Results from the match were:


    Singles
    No.1-Natasha Opfer lost to Caroline Claywell, 1-6, 1-6.
    No. 2-Lauren Wasmuth lost to Anna Morrissey, 0-6, 2-6.
    No. 3-Cassie Goodin lost to Claire Morrissey, 0-6, 0-6.
    No. 4-Micah Dugan lost to Kathryn Randolf, 0-6, 0-6.
    No. 5-Callie George lost to Aletis Silkwood, 0-6, 0-6.
    No. 6-Abby Hickerson lost to Emily Repking, 1-6, 0-6.

  • JV squad wins 33-0

    The Vandalia junior varsity football squad picked off four passes, returning two of them for touchdowns, in opening its season with a 33-0 win at Greenville.
    Ryan Ambuehl and Dalton Wehrle returned interceptions for scores in the win.
    The Vandals’ other scores came on a run by Alex Newsom, who added a two-point conversion, and a pass from Tim Ritchey to Levi Carroll.
    Carroll and Wade Cowger also picked off passes in the win..
    The JV squad travels to Carlinville next Monday for a 5 p.m. game.
     

  • Harner joins L-U staff

    Andrew Harner, a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, has been named sports editor of The Leader-Union.

    The Ohio native was a journalism major at BGSU, graduating in May. While at school, he worked extensively for the student newspaper, The Bowling Green News. He served as a page designer, copy editor, sports reporter, assistant sports editor and sports editor.

    As a senior, he was named the outstanding student in the BGSU print journalism school.

  • Schaub places 17th in her first Ironman

    Erin Schaub’s refrigerator served as motivation after seven months of triathalon training began to wear on her.
    The Brownstown resident and Vandalia Community High School graduate posted her entry receipt for the Ford Ironman in Louisville, Ky., where she would see it every day to remind her that the training would someday pay off.
    “The last month, I had really been getting burnt out on training,” Schuab said.
    “I was really ready for it to be here and ready to do it.”

  • Patoka tops Bombers to win Ramsey title

    After allowing Brownstown to build a 5-0 lead after two innings, Patoka recovered to take the championship of the Ramsey Tournament last week with a 6-5 win.
    Patoka improved to 3-0 on the season with the win, which came on an RBI single by Dylan Adams in the fifth inning.
    Adams’s single was one of four hits in that inning by the Warriors, who took advantage of a walk, a hit batsman and an error.
    Reid McKinley got the win, and Zach Thompson picked up a save.

  • Cub Scout Pack 315 sets Join Us Night and Parent Orientation Meeting

    Cub Scout Pack 315 of Vandalia will hold its Join Us Night registration from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday at the American Legion Home in Vandalia.

    A parent orientation meeting will be held at 6 p.m. next Tuesday at the Legion Home.

    For more information, contact Mindy Cox at 292-4636.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Sept. 2, 2010

    • Alicia B. Bess, 25, Morrisonville, was arrested on Aug. 31 on a Montgomery County warrant for driving while her license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $3,000.
    • Anthony P. Stasiak, 40, 223 Third St., Ramsey, was arrested on Aug. 30 on a charge of breach of peace. Bond was $1,000.
    • Ryan T. Skaggs, 19, 203 W. Main St., Vandalia, was arrested on Aug. 29 on a charge of aggravated assault. Bond was $1,000.

  • Bell's FG gives Vandals win in opener

    In a game in which Vandalia and East Alton-Wood River evenly exchanged touchdowns, it was two field goal attempts that made the difference.
    The first attempt, made by the Oilers’ Devin Spurlock from about 36 yards out, bounced off of the bottom crossbar of the goal post, hit the left crossbar and fell straight down in front of the post.
    The second, by Vandalia’s Daniel Bell from 26 yards out, sailed through the center of the crossbars with about 4 seconds left in the game to give the Vandals a 24-21 win.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, September 2
    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia will meet at noon at Days Inn.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20  p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.
    Friday, September 3

  • Meyers still holding hands after 70 years

    Elvis and Maxine Meyer sit in their side-by-side recliner chairs every night and watch television. ”And we still hold hands sitting there,” Maxine said, grinning.  
    “A lot of times, when we pass, we steal a kiss in passing,” Elvis said, chuckling.
    Both seem active, in comparably good health and very happy, contented and cozy in their pleasant little rural home, which is located on his family’s old home place. Their pets are their treasured companions.