Today's News

  • Lincoln portrait unveiled

    One of the most famous portraits of Abraham Lincoln, and one of his favorites, will now hang just a few blocks from where the 16th president of the United States first entered politics.

  • Nourishing Greatness

    About a decade ago, when she was a teacher at Vandalia Junior High School, Debbie Hobbie talked with the VJHS principal, about starting a program that would provide food for children outside school hours.

  • Donations are admission for Friday football game

    This Friday night, Peoples State Bank is accepting donations to the Nourishing Greatness program in place of admission to the Vandalia Vandals varsity football game.
    Suggested food items for Nourishing Greatness include:
    • 4-pack fruit cups
    • 6-pack Ramen noodles
    • 4-pack Mac’n cheese cups
    • 6-pack of raisins
    • 6-pack of applesauce cups
    • Box of instant hot cocoa packets
    • 1 box individual instant oatmeal
    • 4-pack vanilla pudding

  • Proposed TIF guidelines for Vandalia

    • Minimum of 2 bids for all aspects of project. If hiring a General Contractor to oversee entire project, then only need 2 bids from General’s only.
    • No work applied for shall be started before council makes final vote on ordinance. 

  • Setting the rules

    Having had ongoing discussions on improving the guidelines for the city’s Tax Increment Financing program, Vandalia aldermen will now vote on what they hope does just that.
    During a work session on Monday night, aldermen reviewed guidelines that City Administrator LaTisha Paslay drew up after meeting with a TIF consultant and looking at state statutes.
    Through the TIF program, new tax dollars created by improvements to properties within the city’s two TIF districts going into the city’s TIF funds.

  • Brown is Lions' Halloween Parade grand marshal

    The Vandalia man who has been a member of the Vandalia Lions Club for more than 55 years and has served in all but one of the club offices is this year’s grand marshal for the Lions’ 75th annual Halloween Parade next Thursday night.

  • Shobonier man dies in fire on Friday morning

    A Shobonier man sustained fatal injuries early Friday morning when his residence was destroyed by a fire.
    Vandalia’s volunteer firefighters were called out shortly before 5 a.m. on Friday to a residence about eight miles south of Vandalia, about half a mile east of U.S. Route 51.
    Firefighters noticed evidence of the fire from about three miles from the scene and found the residence of Reggie Harre fully involved in flames upon their arrival.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, October 18

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia invites all local women and young ladies to attend its program meeting at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse. The club's new website will be unveiled at this meeting. All guests are welcome to purchase lunch. Those attending are asked to RSVP with Janice Hejl at janice.hejl@gmail.com or 322-6538.
    Friday, October 19

    ✔ The Vandalia Lions Club will have the Lions Hearing Bus at Walmart in Vandalia from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • VJHS Basketball

    Vandalia 27, Salem Franklin Park 18
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 16; LaMonica 4, Willenborg 2, Hartlieb 2, Lupton 2, Austin 1.
    Vandalia 26, Mulberry Grove 15
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 18, Willenborg 8, LaMonica 4, Symonds 2, DuPlayee 2, Lupton 2.
    Thursday, Oct. 11
    Vandalia 22, Litchfield 10
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 14, LaMonica 6, Willenborg 6.
    Tuesday, Oct. 9
    Vandalia 34, Pana 18
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 14, LaMonica 8, Austin 8, Hartlieb 4.

  • SCHS wins Bronze Pool at NTC Tourney

    South Central won the championship of the Bronze Pool at the National Trail Conference Volleyball Tournament.
    The Lady Cougars defeated Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, 25-18, 25-16, to win the pool championship.
    South Central – Lutz 9 points, ace, 10 assists, dig, kill; Landreth 9 points, 2 aces, 2 kills, dig; Potter point, 5 kills, 3 digs; Hall 6 kills; Magnus 4 points, 7 assists, ace, dig; Kollman 3 points, 2 kills, dig; Smith 3 points, 3 kills, dig; Roberts kill, dig.
    Earlier in the Bronze Pool, South Central defeated Dieterich, 13-25, 25-18, 25-15.