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Today's News

  • Ten from VJHS going to state

    Ten members of the Vandalia Junior High School track teams have advanced to the IESA State Track Meet.
    For the boys, advancing to state were Christian DuPlayee and Leo Krueger in the pole vault, at heights of 8 feet, 9 inches and 9 feet, 3 inches, respectively; and the 4x100 relay team of Pierson Wilkerson, Lendon Isaiah, Preston Nestrick and Matthew Hagy (Garrett Meyers is alternate).
    On the girls side, seventh-graders Jenna Protz advanced by placing third in the discus at 79 feet, 10 inches and Josie Womack by placing fifth in the pole vault at 6 feet, 9 inches.

  • VCHS Bass Club team places fifth at tourney

    The Vandalia Community High School Bass Club participated in the South Central Cougar Fishing Invitational on Saturday, May 5, at Centralia Lake.
    Vandalia brought home a fifth place finish from the team of Brendon Boley and Johnny Lotz.
    Twenty-three teams participated in the tournament.
    Other Vandalia teams were Dawson McKinny and Stevie Lach, Clark Pearson and Zane Ulmer, Michael Bowles and Conner Satterthwaite, and Tucker Beesley and Noah Sasse.

  • Lady Vandals fall in 12 at Pana Regional

    The Lady Vandals season came to an end on Monday with a 6-5 loss in 12 innings at the Pana regional contest.
    Vandalia led 2-0 after the first inning, then Pana countered with single runs in the first three innings to lead 3-2.
    The Lady Vandals knotted the scored with a run in the fifth, and they added a run in the sixth, but Pana took a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth.
    Vandalia sent the game into extra innings with a run in the top of the seventh inning.

  • Vandals' season ends with loss in regional

    A three-run homer capped a seven-running fifth inning that lifted Greenville over Vandalia in regional play at Greenville on Monday.

  • Wilhour back at state

    As she was settling into her starting block of the 300-meter low hurdles at last Thursday’s sectional track meet, Brownstown/St. Elmo’s Claire Wilhour heard the public address announcer say that she had just been bumped from second to third place – and a spot in the state meet – in the long jump.

  • Conceal Carry Class for School Personnel
  • Poppy sales set for May 25

    By Joyce Mueller
    National Poppy Day is Friday, May 25, and poppies will be available for donations on that day.
    Tracing back to 1918, the poppy is a call to honor living veterans as well as those who lost their lives in service to this country.
    After the battles of World War I, the blood red poppy suddenly bloomed and flourished in burial grounds in France and Belgium, turning the graveyards into fields of brilliant red.

  • Old State Burial Ground work day is this Saturday

    The second annual work day for improvements at the Old State Burial Ground in Vandalia is this Saturday.
    The Community Action Day at the cemetery, located on Edwards Street between First and Second streets, is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    The main focus will be cleaning headstones, but volunteers are also needed to help put out 87 flags on veterans’ graves for Memorial Day, removing debris, mapping, photographing headstones and record-keeping.

  • Calendar

    Friday, May 18

    ✔ "Movies Under the Stars," sponsored by State Farm agent Clint Simpson and the Vandalia Lions Club, is held at the Lions Pavilion at Vandalia Lake. The movie is "The Incredibles." Snacks and sodas will be available for purchase.
    ✔ 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.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Trevor J. Alstat, 24, 1229 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 15 for an alleged probation violation. Bond was $2,500.
    • An 11-year-old Brownstown resident and a 15-year-old Indianapolis, Ind., resident were arrested on May 14 on charges of arson, knowingly criminally damage property more than $500, criminal trespass to real property and disorderly conduct. They were taken to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center.