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Today's News

  • Trammel terrorized area with Clingmans

    The story of Joe Trammel is one I have visited before in this column. Along with George Welsh and Jefferson Hastings, he was charged with the murder of an Oconee farmer by the name of Morris.
    Robbery was the motive, but a little killing didn’t seem to upset Joe Trammel, as he fired through a window, shooting John Morris in the head as he sat "at table."
    Truths retained in the old family stories handed down from generation to generation never cease to amaze me. Finding supporting facts that bear out these stories is something else.

  • Support co-op's rummage sale this Saturday

    It promises to be hog heaven for rummage sale fans.
    This Saturday's rummage sale, which will line several blocks of Gallatin Street with treasures of all descriptions, will feature dozens of vendors – all within easy walking distance.

  • South Central volleyball match changes venue

    The South Central High School volleyball team will play tonight's match against the Clay City/Noble co-op at Noble instead of Clay City as the original schedule indicated.

    The freshmen/sophomore game will start at 5:15 p.m. with the JV and varsity games to follow.

  • Vandalia falls to Carlinville 41-7

    The Vandalia High School football team fell to Carlinville High School 41-7 Friday night. The Vandals' lone score came on a a 13-yard sweep play by Nate Henna with 11:52 left in the game.

    A full recap will appear in Thursday's edition of The Leader-Union.

  • All Christians have reasons to be 'fishers of men'

    By Rev. Dave Hall

    The Gospel of Luke 5: 4–11 tells about Jesus’ first encounter with a commercial fisherman by the name of Peter.  In this story Jesus tells Peter to take his boat out into the water.  When Peter does this there are so many fish that He has to call for his friends to help him get them back to shore. Then Jesus tells Peter, his brother Andrew, and his friends James and John, to come follow him and become fishers of men.

  • South Central/Webber Township baseball to play single game

    Yesterday, South Central High School and Webber Township High School scheduled a doubleheader for this evening, but due to some transportation difficulties, the teams will now play a single game at 7 p.m. as originally scheduled.

  • Contemporary service to start on Sept. 16 at FUMC

    The First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will be launching a contemporary service on Thursdays, beginning on Sept. 16.

     Targeted for young adults from 18-35 (though certainly not limited to that age group), the 6:30 p.m. service will offer contemporary music, worship and a message. It will go by the name of Crossfire.

  • Vandalia/Effingham soccer match cancelled

    The Vandalia High School soccer match scheduled against Effingham this afternoon has been cancelled due to inclement field conditions. This match will not be rescheduled.

  • Brownstown/South Central baseball cancelled

    Tonight's high school baseball game between Brownstown and South Central has been cancelled due to poor field conditions at Kinmundy Lions Field.

    South Central will host a doubleheader with Webber Township High School on Friday, starting at 5 p.m. Originally, the two teams were set for a single game at 7 p.m.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

     “Critters” Update
    In answer to inquiries – All the critters are doing fine, in spite of the weather.
    “Pricy,” the Great Pyrnese, who underwent illness, surgery, loss of weight, anemia, etc., is doing great.