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Today's News

  • Harvest in high gear

    As farmers flipped the calendar to October last week, it must have seemed strange. Unlike last year, when they’d hardly gotten into the fields by Oct. 1, many county producers now have nearly 90 percent of their corn in the bin.
    Though there’s still some corn out there, it’s getting harder and harder to spot. And farmers have put a big dent in their soybean acres, as well.
    “The last four years have been strange,” said Ron Marshel, Fayette County Farm Bureau manager. “We don’t know what normal is anymore.”

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Oct. 7, 2010

    • Kenneth D. McNish, 36, Alton, was arrested on Oct. 5 for failure to appear in court in Effingham and Montgomery counties. Bond was $5,500.
    • Jerrod A. Long, 31, 1322 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 4 on a charge of domestic battery. Bond was $5,000.
    • A 17-year-old youth was arrested on Oct. 4 on charges of aggravated battery, criminal damage to property more than $300 and possession of tobacco by a minor. The youth was released on a notice to appear in court.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, October 7

  • Ramsey plays at Pana Tournament

    Ramsey's Morgan Miller attempts a block against the Taylorville JV team at the Pana Tournament on Saturday. At the tournament, Ramsey defeated Sullivan (25-17, 25-12) but fell to Pana (25-9, 25-20), Argenta (25-19, 25-10) and the Taylorville JV team (21-25, 25-19, 17-25).

  • Vandalia golf results (Sept. 30)

    Thursday, Sept. 30
    at Raymond

    Raymond - 173
    Vandalia - 176
    Pana - 208
    Individual scores – Blake Swofford, 38; Zach Reiss, 45; Josh Lawson, 46; Dalton Forehand, 47.

  • St. Elmo falls in MTC Tournament

    NTC Tourney First-Round
    Friday, Oct. 1
    St. Elmo at Dieterich
    Dieterich 12
    St. Elmo 2

    Tenth-seeded St. Elmo was eliminated from the National Trail Conference fall baseball tournament on Friday, falling to Dieterich, 12-2.

    Woodsen Savage had two singles and drove in both of St. Elmo's runs in the top of the first. Connor Beasley took the loss.

    St. Elmo was 8-13 for the season.

  • Vandalia JV football beats Hillsboro

    Monday, Oct. 4
    at Hillsboro
    Vandalia 26
    Hillsboro 18

    The JV football team defeated Hillsboro, 26-18, on Monday night.

    After a scoreless first quarter,  the Vandals got a 1-yard touchdown run from quarterback Wade Cowger, who took over for the team after Tim Ritchey broke his arm in the varsity game against Litchfield.

    After missing the extra point, Vandalia went for and converted a 2-point conversion after Ryan Ambuehl scored a touchdown to give the Vandals a 14-0 halftime lead.

  • Brownstown PE students finish archery unit

  • Local volleyball results (Sept. 28 to Oct. 5)

    Brownstown

  • This week's local sports schedule (Oct. 7-12)

    Thursday Oct. 7
    VOLLEYBALL
    Vandalia vs. Litchfield, 6 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove vs. St. Elmo, 6:15 p.m.
    Brownstown vs. Teutopolis, 6:15 p.m.
    Patoka vs. North Clay, 6:15 p.m.
    Ramsey vs. Mt. Olive, 6:15 p.m.
    South Central at Odin, 6:15 p.m.
    TENNIS
    Vandalia at Greenville, 4 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 8
    FOOTBALL
    Vandalia at Southwestern, 7 p.m.
    VOLLEYBALL
    Ramsey at Sandoval, 6:15 p.m.
    St. Elmo vs. Dieterich, 6:15 p.m.