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Today's News

  • Sports cancellations: Tuesday, Jan. 11

    Vandalia's boys basketball team will now play Altamont on Feb. 3.

    The Vandalia wrestlers will makeup tonight's meet with Carlinville and East Alton-Wood-River on Jan. 20. That will also be senior night.

    The boys basketball game between St. Elmo and Ramsey for tonight has been rescheduled for Feb. 12.

    The game between the South Central and Wayne City High School boys basketball teams has been canceled and rescheduled for Thursday.

  • St. Elmo electoral board hearing reset for Wednesday

    The continuation of the municipal electoral board in St. Elmo has now been rescheduled for 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

    St. Elmo officials announced shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Monday that the electoral board hearing has been changed from 7 p.m. on Monday. The hearing will be held at the Phillips Building. The change was made due to an attorney's scheduling conflict.

  • Birthdays

    Edwin Adermann
    Edwin Adermann of Vandalia will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
    He was born on Jan. 7, 1921. He and his wife, Margaret, are the former owners/operators of Higgins Cleaners.
    They are the parents of three children: Genny Matzker, Merle Adermann and Nori Pruitt, all of Vandalia.
    He has six grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one stepgreat-grandchild, and one granddaughter and one step-grandson deceased.

  • Leathernecks hold raffles

  • Brande Dunn receives RN pin

    Brande L. Dunn of Vandalia was among the 16 students in Lewis and Clark Community College's Licensed Practical Nurse Bridge Program who were pinned as they graduated to become registered nurses.
    Dunn is a graduate of Vandalia Community High School, and completed prerequisite and licensed practical nurse courses through Kaskaskia College at both the Vandalia Campus and the main campus. She had been working as an LPN since 2006.
    She and her husband, Michael, have two sons: Joseph and Alexander.

  • Hebron – 50 Years

    Lawrence and Patsy Hebron of Farina will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday at the Farina United Methodist Church in Farina.
    Lawrence Hebron and the former Patsy Wagoner were married on Jan. 8, 1961, at the Edgewood Methodist Church in Edgewood. Their attendants were Tom Hebron and Avanell Wagoner Schwengel.

  • Miller – 40 Years

    Eric and Sue Miller of Shobonier celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a surprise open house on Saturday, Dec. 18, hosted by their children at their home.
    Eric, the son of the late George and Marian Miller, and the former Sue Witbracht, daughter of Ivan and Jeanne Witbracht, were married on Dec. 23, 1970, in the chapel of First United Methodist Church in Vandalia. Their attendants were Barbara Clark McCart and Bill Metzger.
    He is part-owner of Miller Brothers Construction, and she is currently employed at the Fayette County Probation Department.

  • Vandalia Christian Academy Honor Roll

    Vandalia Christian Academy  
    Second Grading Period
    A Honor Roll
    THIRD GRADE
    Robert Durbin, Wade Shafer and Cameron Withers.
    FOURTH GRADE
    Hailey Cunetto and Kayleigh Ellis.
    FIFTH GRADE
    Hope Budny-Clymer, Sarah Milash, Audrey Myers, Nathaniel Weaver and Marcus Zimmerman.
     SIXTH GRADE
    Brandon Blackburn and  Madeline Cade.
    SEVENTH GRADE
    Tyler Sutton.
    EIGHTH GRADE
    Tom Sutton.
    B Honor Roll
    THIRD GRADE
    Kirsten Sharp
    FOURTH GRADE

  • VJHS Band Honorees

    Eight of the Vandalia Junior High School band students who were selected for the IMEA District 5 Honor Band at Eastern Illinois University are shown above. In front, from left to right, are: Ashley Bauer, French horn; Hannah Blythe, flute; Morgan Hall, tuba; Taylor Ingram, flute; and Jake Hathaway, piccolo. In back are Bryce Dickenson, trombone; Jonathan Torbeck, percussion; and Joe Meyer, baritone. Not present for the photo were: Johanna Walton, clarinet; and Cole Haynes, trumpet. Sara Berg is the VJHS band instructor.

  • VCHS Band Honorees