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Today's News

  • Arrest Log at Sheriff's Office-Aug. 4

    • Glenn M. Starnes, 25, RR 1, St• Angelia M. Willoughby, 39, Alton, was arrested on July 22 on a deceptive practices warrant. Bond was $2,000.
    • Tina D. Larson, 19, RR 1, Vandalia, was arrested on July 22 on charges of possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,000.
    • Brandon D. Holliday, 22, RR 1, Vandalia, was arrested on July 22 on charges of possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,000.

  • Crawdad Tournament
  • Buddy bass tournaments
  • Sports Briefs

    Junior tennis tourney at KC on Aug. 7-8

    Kaskaskia College will be hosting a tennis tournament on Aug. 7-8 at the KC tennis courts. The deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 2. The tournament is for boys and girls age 12-18 years old.
    This tournament is an opportunity for players with limited or no previous tournament experience and those interested in playing high school tennis. However, competitive players may enter and will be given the opportunity to play peers with similar experience and skills.

  • Vandalia Men's Slo Pitch

    Single-Elimination Tournament

    Buckstop Archery 21
    Montgomery Plumbing 4
    Buck: Brent Bayles, homer run, double
    Montgomery: Matt Frkovich, double

    Boley Mobile Homes 14
    Keck's Marsh 8
    Boley: Marcus Smalls, home run, double
    Keck's: Jon Lotz, two doubles

    Consolation Championship
    Keck's Marsh 15
    Montgomery Plumbing 2
    Keck's: Jon Lotz, home run, triple;
    Jason Laack, two home runs
    Montgomery: Rainard Martin, double

  • Fayette County Speedway Results from Aug. 1

    UMP DIRTcar Modified Division 27 cars

    Heat 1
    1. 41M Brent Mullins
    2. 16 Rusty Griffaw
    3. 49 Craig Kern
    4. 1* Aaron Draege

    Heat 2
    1. 20 Cody Clark
    2. 21S Denny Schwartz
    3. G1 Gabe Menser
    4. 11X Ed Roley

    Heat 3
    1. 24H Mike Harrison
    2. 11 Kelly Devall
    3. 43A Michael Bolyard
    4. 25 Brent Keyes

    Dash
    1. 24H Mike Harrison
    2. 41M Brent Mullins
    3. 21S Denny Schwartz
    4. 20 Cody Clark

  • Route 51 community group reorganizes

    Illinois Department of Transportation officials had scheduled a meeting last Wednesday in Vandalia to explain to northside neighborhood residents why the two Ill. Route 51 bypass routes IDOT selected are the best alternatives for the city.
    But opposition among local citizens and in the local media led them to rethink that plan before the meeting got under way.

  • FOD half way to goal for phase two

    The Field of Dreams committee announced at its monthly meeting on Tuesday night that it is "over the hump," in fund rasing for phase two of the high school diamond construction.
    Luke Hohlt, VCHS baseball coach, gave a report showing that the committee has raised $39,565, with $25,640 of the money already in the Old Capital Fund account. More than $13,900 has been pledged to be given in the next 12 months.
    The group still needs $25,384.75 in hand to hit its goal of $51,024.75.

  • Beating the heat by staying active

    Tennis lessons - With the high temperatures and humidity, many are staying in the cool air-conditioning of their homes and hoping the heat wave moves through the area as soon as possible.

  • City says owner required to maintain Randolph crossing

    Vandalia officials have been fielding a number of complaints about the condition of a rail crossing on one of the town’s busiest streets, the chairman of the city council’s street committee said on Monday.
    And the city has determined, Alderman Bret Brosman said at Monday’s city council meeting, that the city is not responsible for repairs to that crossing.
    Brosman said the complaints have been about the condition of the crossing on Randolph Street near Culbertson’s Heating & Cooling and Vandalia Warehouse.