Today's News

  • BHS Prom Candidates
  • VCHS Takes First at Envirothon
  • Local instrumentalists invited to join Summer Band

    Vandalia CUSD #203 band director Amanda Moloney is excited to announce the inaugural Vandalia Community Summer Band.  Instrumentalists of any age are welcome and encouraged to participate in this weeklong event.
    The band will rehearse in the Vandalia Junior High School band room from 6-7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 18-21.  The week will conclude with an outdoor performance on Friday, June 22.
    For more information, visit the Vandalia Community Summer Band Facebook page or email amoloney@vandals203.org.

  • South Central pre-kindergarten screening set for May 2-3

    South Central Elementary School will hold its yearly kindergarten screening from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, and from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3.
    Parents who have children in pre-kindergarten will not need to make an appointment; they will be screened during class times.
    To schedule an appointment, call the school, 547-7696, from 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • VCHS Honor Roll

    Third Quarter
    FRESHMEN: Tucker Beesley, Reiley Bone, Quincy Bowen, Elizabeth Cable, Rob Taylor Catacutan, Alexis Cocagne, Sophia Eckhardt, Case Goldsmith, Lauren Hagy, Madyson Hill, Olivia Kershaw, Morgan Lidy, Adrienne Logsdon, Abria McDermith-Herron, Dagon Murray, Drake Murray, Eva Payne, Besarta Redzepi, Bailey Stewart, Cody Stewart, Cole Tarkington, Alexis Vincent, Hunter VonBurg, Hannah Warner, Jarek Wehrle, Nolan White, Ali Willenborg, Hayley Wodtka, Miley Worker.


  • Frogtown

    Visit Children
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend at the home of their son, Mitch Harpster and family of Jackson, Mo.  On Saturday, Dane and Mitch worked on a home project, while Belinda, Gretchen and the boys attended a book fair for 6-year-old Owen’s school at Barnes & Noble in Cape Girardeau.  Owen’s class performed a few songs while at the book fair.
    Visits Grandparents
    Harper Jacquin of St. Peter spent the weekend with her grandparents, Dale and Donna Jacquin of Washington, Mo.

  • St. Elmo News

    Saturday, April 21
    • National Volunteer Week started April 15 and ends Saturday. All organizations need volunteers.
    • Kick off summer with Healthy Kid’s Day. It is free and open to the public. Join Fayette 4-H and the Fayette County Master Gardeners from 9 a.m.-noon at the YMCA in Vandalia.
    Sunday, April 22

  • South Central girls suffer two losses

    South Central fell to Effingham St. Anthony, 6-1, in a National Trail girls softball contest last Thursday.
    The Lady Cougars’ lone run came in the third inning, with Sydnee Garrett driving the run home on a single.
    Jordan Geiler had a single and double, and scored a run, and Angelica Rivera had two singles.
    Adding singles were Serina Lee, Lexie Reid, Katie Shumate and Kayli Swift.
    Katlyn Hilmes took the loss, giving up six runs (four earned) with 10 hits, two walks and a strikeout in six innings.

  • Vandals Play Greenville in Strike Out Cancer Game
  • Diving catch halts Vandals' rally

    A diving catch of Marcus Isaiah’s line drive by Greenville’s Mason Johnson in the bottom of the seventh quashed a last-minute rally by Vandalia on Tuesday afternoon.