Today's News

  • The College Report: Hobbie leading Greenville College

    Greenville College has struggled through the first 10 games.

    But Vandalia graduate Laura Hobbie is doing everything she can to change that.

    The Greenville Lady Panthers are 3-7 through their first 10 games, and in the last five games, they have just one victory. Hobbie, however, has been in double figures in every game, save one.

  • Lucken elected 2012 president of Field of Dreams committee

    Tom Lucken was elected the president of Field of Dreams for 2012 at the committee's last meeting.

    Steve Ledbetter was elected the vice president, Luke Hohlt the treasurer and Amber Daulbaugh the secretary.  All votes were unanimous.

    Lucken, who has been a member of the committee for most of its existence, also proposed new by laws for the Field of Dreams, and he will bring amended by laws for approval at the Jan. 17, 2012, meeting.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Dec. 15)


    Class 2A at Pana

    Class 1A at Altamont
    •St. Elmo
    •South Central
    •North Clay

    Class 1A at Stew-Stras
    •Beecher City

  • Junior High Tournament

    The Jr. Vandals would place third in the tourney on Saturday.

  • Vandalia Holiday Tournament seeds and schedule released

    The seeds and schedule for the 40th annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament have been released. The tournament runs from Dec. 26-29.

    Pool A:

    (1) Flora

    (4) Wesclin

    (6) Greenville

    (7) Altamont

    (10) South Central

    Pool B:

    (2) Vandalia

    (3) Pana

    (5) St. Elmo

    (8) Stew-Stras

    (9) Shelbyville


    Monday, Dec. 26

  • Ribbon-cutting on VCHS track on Friday afternoon

    A ribbon-cutting and the first races will be held at the finish line of the new track at Vandalia Community High School this Friday at 4 p.m.
    At the event, an unofficial 400-meter dash will be held for both boys and girls.

  • Area Scoreboard

    Tuesday, Dec. 6
    Sandoval 57
    South Central 42
    SHS: 13-16-15-13—57
    SCHS:  13-9-7-13—42
    Points: Colby Bushue, 18; Fischer Tharp, 6; Colton Wilkins, 6; Myles Yates, 6; Luke Krajefska, 5.
    Record: 1-4
    Flora: Jones had 23 points.
    Tuesday, Dec. 6
    CORL 59
    Ramsey 42
    RHS: 11-9-10-12—42
    COR: 11-18-9-21—59
    Points: Tylor Knisley, 17; Jacob Roberts, 9; Ryan Black, 8; Austin Cunningham, 4; Colton Hunt, 2; Tyler Pryor, 2.

  • Sectional Champs

    The Brownstown Junior High seventh-grade girls basketball team last Wednesday won a sectional championship by defeating Oblong, 28-17, at the Class 7-2A sectional in Albion.

  • Big Buck

    Nathaniel Rittis (left) of Vandalia and Brian Brown of Augsburg killed a 12-point deer just south of Vandalia last Friday morning. The deer scored a 189 3/8.

  • Godberson gets lone win as Vandal wrestlers place fifth at Civic Memorial

    Senior Dayin Godberson was an individual champion, and the Vandalia wrestlers placed fifth, with 143 points, at the annual Civic Memorial Tournament on Saturday.
    Mattoon won the team title, with 223 points.
    Senior Levi Ulmer suffered a minor ankle injury in practice prior to the tournament, and he is expected to return to the mat for Thursday's home-opening dual meet against Hillsboro. That match begins at 6 p.m.
    Ryne Lipsey (106)
    •First-round bye
    •Lost by fall at 3:17
    •Loser's bracket bye