20 Years Ago
1996 – The Vandalia Vandals clobbered Breese Central, 30-6, to end the football season with a perfect 9-0 mark. The Vandals were to host Piasa Southwestern in the first round of postseason playoffs.
Josephine Burtschi, a noted Vandalia historian who established The Little Brick House, died at the age of 87.
A white male in a Chevrolet Blazer robbed First Bank in Vandalia, getting away with an undisclosed amount.