15 Years Ago
1996 – A big crowd turned out on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25, to welcome home the Vandalia Community High School wrestling team, the new state champions in Class A.
South Central won the Class A Regional Tournament in St. Elmo, defeating Patoka, 80-55, in the championship game.
Judge Harold Pennock III of Centralia took under advisement a request for a new trial for Stuart Heaton of Bluff City. Heaton was convicted the year before of murdering 16-year-old Krystal Lynn Naab of rural Ramsey.