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Today's News

  • FCH Board will solicit operator proposals

    After the current operator of Fayette County Hospital did not give notification that it wished to extend the current contract, the hospital district board decided to seek proposals from all firms interested in operating the facility.
    In addition to informally making that decision at a special meeting last Monday, the hospital board told Heartland Health System Inc. representatives that it wanted to immediately ensure that ambulance services were provided to the area.

  • Training & placing workers

    Efforts to adequately prepare students in Fayette County for jobs of all types and get them into those jobs continued during a meeting last Thursday afternoon.

  • Enjoying the White Stuff
  • Sefton at state queen pageant this weekend

    Miss Fayette County Fair Queen 2018 Kaylee Sefton will compete at Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant during the IAAF Convention held Thursday-Sunday at Crowne Plaza in Springfield.

  • Clearing a Path
  • Calendar

    Thursday, January 17

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia invites all local women to its program meetings at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Restaurant. The new club website will be unveiled at the meeting. All guests are welcome to purchase lunch. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP with Janice Hejil at 322-6538 or janice.hejl@gmail.com.

    Friday, January 18

    ✔ Bingo is held at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.

  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club
  • Matoush scores 30 in Lady Toppers' win over Vandalia

    Hillsboro’s Sammi Matoush scored 30 points and the Lady ‘Toppers prevented any double-digit scorers in a 56-30 win over Vandalia last Wednesday.
    Matoush scored 13 points as Hillsboro jumped out to a 16-7 first quarter lead. The Lady ‘Toppers scored 16 points and held the Lady Vandals to four in the second quarter to lead 32-11 at halftime.
    Bailey Stewart led Vandalia with nine points and Megan Kern had eight.

  • VJHS Boys Basketball

    Seventh Grade
    Dec. 13
    Vandalia 37, Pana 28
    Vandalia – Robbins 7 1-1 15; Cody 3 2-4 8; Kelly 3 0-2 6; Wollerman 3 0-1 6; Keck 1 0-0 2; Sachan 0 0-2 0.
    Jan. 3
    Litchfield 51, Vandalia 24
    Vandalia – Robbins 2 0-1 6; Lotz 2 1-2 5; Brannon 1 2-6 4; Kelly 1 1-2 4; Wollerman 1 1-4 3; Tidwell 1 0-0 2; Elder 0 0-1 0.
    Three-pointers – Kelly 1.
    Jan. 8
    Greenville 30, Vandalia 24
    Vandalia – Kelly 4 3-5 12; Robbins 4 0-0 8; Wollerman 1 1-2 3; Cody  0 1-2 1.

  • Windsor/Stew-Stras smacks Lady Cougars

    Windsor/Stew-Stras scored 29 points in the second quarter and 20 in the third quarter in breezing by South Central, 61-21, last Thursday.
    The Lady Cougars were down 8-2 after one quarter and 37-7 at halftime.
    Windsor/Stew-Stras widened its lead with a 20-5 edge in the third quarter.
    Both teams scored seven points in the fourth quarter.
    Laney Webster led South Central with nine points on four field goals and a free throw.
    South Central – Vandygriff 2, Hilmes 5, Webster 9, Garrett 2; Horton 3.