Today's News

  • Vandalia Swimming Pool opens this Friday

    The Vandalia Swimming Pool opens for the season this Friday, weather permitting.
    The season will end on Labor Day, Sept. 3.
    Pool business hours are: Sunday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. (private parties are on Saturday evenings); and Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m.
    For the pool to be open on questionable weather days and/or nights, there must be at least 10 people present before 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon sessions and by 6:30 p.m. for evening sessions.

  • Cemetery Work Day
  • Garrison honored

    Two years after she was part of a leadership team of educators urging state legislators to pass a budget, Vandalia’s superintendent has been honored for that work.

  • Injured in the line of duty

    One of the basic things that police officers learn during training, Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith said, “is that there is no such as a routine traffic stop.”

  • Commencement Story Time
  • Warrior Cancer scramble Saturday

    The Warrior Nation Cancer Foundation will hold its inaugural golf scramble fundraiser this Saturday at Colonial Golf Course in Sandoval.
    The entry fee for the scramble, which begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m., is $65 person ($240 per team).
    The entry fee includes food, beverages and door prizes.
    Hole sponsorships are available for $50.
    WarriorNationCancerFoundation and be approved by the foundation’s board of trustees.
    Donations to the fund can be dropped off at First National Bank in Patoka.

  • Cougars top Altamont, Dieterich

    South Central defeated Altamont 4-3 on Saturday.
    Game stats were not available at press time.
    The Cougars were to enter postseason play on Wednesday, facing Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran at 4:30 p.m. at Lions Field in Kinmundy.
    Last Friday, the Cougars defeated Dieterich, 12-1, in a five inning home contest.
    Trent Geiler struck out nine and allowed six hits to pick up the win, and was also 3-for-4 at the plate.
    Cauy Blomberg homered for South Central.

  • Lady Cougars advance in regional

    South Central scored 11 runs in the fifth inning to defeat Clay City, 14-4, in five innings on Monday and advance to the regional championship.
    The Lady Cougars will now face Woodlawn in the Hutsonville Regional title game at 11 a.m.
    Sydney Garrett pounded two home runs and was the winning pitcher for South Central, which is now 13-7 on the season.

  • Bombers post 14-4 win in regional

    Nate Philpot led the Bombers both offensively and on the mound as Brownstown/St. Elmo advanced to the regional finals with a 14-4 win over Bridgeport Red Hill.
    Philpot tossed a four-hitter, struck out 11 and walked six, and was 3-for-5 with a double, triple and 6 RBI’s.
    The Bombers led 3-1 after one inning and 6-1 after two, adding a single run in the fourth, four in the fifth and three in the sixth.

  • VJHS teams at conference meet

    The Vandalia Junior High School seventh-grade boys finished second in the conference track meet with 58 points.
    Individual results were:
    • Second place – Hagy, long jump and 200-meter dash; Meyers, 400-meter dash; DuPlayee, pole vault; and Barker, shot put.
    • Third place – Hagy, 100-meter dash; Nestrick, 200-meter run and high jump; Wilkerson, 400-meter run; 4x200 relay team of Eller, Cody, Kelly and DuPlayee; and 4x400 relay team of Wilkerson, McCall, Eller and Meyers.