Today's News

  • 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.

  • VJHS Girls Track

    The Vandalia Junior High School seventh- and eighth-grade girls track teams both finished second in six-team meets last Tuesday.

  • New Record
  • Vandalia City Bowling Tournament Winners
  • Cougars come up short on Tuesday

    After North Clay scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie, South Central’s effort to keep the game going fell one run short.
    North Clay scored in the top of the third inning, then the Cougars knotted the score in the next inning. Both teams were scoreless until the eighth, when North Clay scored three times and South Central twice.
    Logan Lotz took the loss in relief, giving up three runs and three hits, striking out three and walking two.

  • Bombers top Ramsey, fall to Dieterich

    Brownstown/St. Elmo scored six times in the second inning on their way to a 15-2 win against Ramsey last Thursday at Ramsey.
    The Bombers led 7-0 after two innings and 10-0 after three, closing out the win with a run in the fourth inning and four more in the fifth.
    Nate Philpot gave up just two hits in four innings of work, striking out 10, walking one and allowing just one earned run.
    Bryton Pruett led the Bombers’ offensive attack, going 4-for-5 with four RBI’s.