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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, January 6

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ 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, January 7

  • News Briefs

    Benefit for Clifford Ray is Sunday

    A benefit for Clifford Ray will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. this Sunday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
    A longtime employee of the city of Vandalia and a member of the Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department for 23 years, Ray has been diagnosed with multiple brain tumors and has been traveling to the Barnes-Siteman Center in St. Louis five days a week for treatments. He was airlifted to Barnes Hospital on Sunday because of a blood clot, and underwent surgery on Tuesday for the clot.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Jan. 10 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Jan. 11 – Pancakes w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Jan. 12 – Choice of cereal, blueberry muffin.   
    Thursday, Jan. 13 – Sausage egg and cheese biscuit.   
    Friday, Jan. 14 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Jan 6, 2011

    • Bobbi J. Forbes, 29, 215 N. Locust St., St. Elmo, turned herself in on Jan. 4 on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of allowing junk on her property. Bond was $145.
    • Shaw M. Wheat, 41, 1410 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 3 for failure to appear in court on a charge of theft. Bond was $3,500.
    • Akeelan L. Paulette, 21, Cahokia, was arrested on Jan. 3 on charges of driving while his license is suspended and speeding. Bond was $1,500.

  • Jr. Club Wrestling (Jan. 2)

    Sunday, Jan. 2
    at Belleville Beginner
    6-and-under

    First place – Logan Nance
    First place – Derrick Warren
    Second place – Conner Ray
    Second place – Luke Thompson
    Second place – Bryant Willms
    Third place – Eric McKinney
    7- and 8-year-olds
    First place – Dawson McKinney
    Second place – Gavin Mouser
    9- and 10-year-olds
    First place – Austin Weischedel

  • Vandalia softball champs inducted to HOF

    The Vandalia men's fast pitch softball teams that won Class A national championships in 2005 and 2007 will be inducted into the Illinois Amateur Softball Association's Hall of Fame in April.

    On April, 9, members of Vandalia Freight, along with seven individual players and four other teams from the state, will be honored at a ceremony at the Decatur Hotel and Convention Center.

  • Brownstown girls at .500 with win against CORL

    Tuesday, Jan. 4
    at CORL
    Brownstown 51
    CORL 40

    Points – Abby Hill, 14; Brooke Maxey, 11; Megan Maxey, 11; Morgan Myers, 9; Kel-C Sefton, 4; Molly Hill, 2
    Rebounds – B. Maxey, 8; Myers, 5; Sefton, 4; M. Hill, 2.
    Record – 8-8
    Up Next – Sandoval Tourney

  • Haley Wollerman named all-tournament at Mattoon

    The Vandals went 1-4 at the Mattoon Tournament, losing two very close games. Junior Haley Wollerman was named to the all-tournament team, scoring no fewer than 11 points in any game, with a high of 22 against Cumberland. Junior Hannah Edwards had 25 rebounds during the tourney.

    On Tuesday, the Vandals lost a South Central Conference game to Hillsboro, 47-32.

  • Vandal wrestlers take ninth at St. Thomas More Challenge

    Wednesday, Dec. 29
    at St. Thomas More Challenge
    vs Mt. Carmel
    Vandalia 59
    Mt. Carmel 15

    103 – Double forfeit
    112 – Tyler Dagen (V) def. Wilson (MC) by fall at 1:11
    119 – Trevor Alstat (V) def. Lockhart (MC) by fall at 2:22
    125 – Justin Hill (V) def. Claderman (MC) by fall at 1:55
    130 – Seth Purcell (V) def. Spore (MC) by fall at 1:31
    135 – C.J. Runkel (V) def. Houck (MC) by fall at 1:31

  • Marty Johnson closes in on 1,000 points