Today's News

  • Police warn of scams

    The Vandalia Police Department is reminding residents of Vandalia and surrounding areas of scams currently being conducted.
    According to the VPD, local residents have been receiving letters stating that they had won large amounts of money, and that victims then receive fictitious checks in the mail.
    According to police, residents are directed to cash the check and mail the money back in, and are told that they will then receive their prize money or a new vehicle.

  • Coroner releases information on two deaths

    Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen reported two deaths in Fayette County late last week.
    Bowen said that late Thursday evening, Tommy Collier, 60, of Odin, was found dead in a corn crib near Shobonier.
    The coroner said that Collier was on a farm grinding corn for cattle at the time of his death.
    He said that Collier’s wife contacted the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office after being unable to locate her husband. A sheriff’s deputy found Collier in the corn crib.
    Bowen pronounced Collier dead at the scene at 12:27 a.m. on Friday.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses have been issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri Braun:
    Dale Thomas Daugherty
    Courtney Anne Young
    Leland Joseph McNutt
    Amanda Joyce Goodman
    Michael Wayne Miller
    Lexis Danielle Perkins
    Gregory Bennett Hunnicutt
    Kathie Anne Franklin
    Mitchell Lyle Buzzard
    St. Elmo

  • Second shootout begins on Thursday

    Starting on Thursday, three area teams will be in action at the second Vandal Shootout of the summer.

    Vandalia, St. Elmo/Brownstown and Patoka will all be playing at the various gyms in the Vandalia district on Thursday and Friday, and Vandalia’s JV team will join the  action on Friday.

    Schedules for each of the local teams follow.

  • Lucken set for All-Star Game

    Two college-bound football players from the 2013 graduating class of Vandalia Community High School have been invited to play in one last high school game on Saturday.

    Ryan Ambuehl and Jeff Lucken have been selected to play in the 25th annual West-Central Illinois All-Star football game at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield.

    The game – which features 91 players from 34 schools – will be this Saturday at 5 p.m., with the gates to open an hour before the game.

  • Lady Vandals hosting shootout next Tuesday

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team will be hosting its only summer shootout next Tuesday.

    Participating teams in the 12-game shootout are Vandalia, Mt. Olive, Olney, Shelbyville, two teams from Central A&M and two teams from Newton.

    The Lady Vandals will play at 12:15 p.m. in the elementary school gym, facing Central A&M’s No. 2 team.

  • PHOTOS: Kids at Play

    Youth baseball and softball games are happening all over the area.

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Results (June 3 and 10)

    Monday, June 10
    Game 1
    Riedle Law Firm 15
    Stout Adjustment 3
    •For Riedle: Tim Schukar, 3 2B; Dallas Gray, 2 2B.
    •For Stout: Reid McKinley, 2B.
    Game 2
    Riedle 11
    Stout 2
    •For Riedle: Dallas Gray, 3B; Chris Matthews, 2B.
    •For Stout: Kyle Campbell, 3B; Eli Keppler, 2B.
    Game 3
    BCH Auto Detail 23
    Montgomery Plumbing 8
    •For BCH: Kyle Aukamp, 3B, 2B; Justin Atwood, 2B.
    •For Montgomery: Jon Hawthorne, 3B.
    Game 4
    BCH 7

  • PHOTOS: Dancers Perform at Regional Competitions

    Several members of Beautiful Chaos Dance Center recently competed at a pair of regional competitions.

    At the Midwest Cheer and Dance Championships in St. Louis, the senior dance team place first, and the junior dance team placed second with hip-hop routines.

    At the Showstoppers Regional Competition in St. Charles, Mo., the senior dance team placed first in hip-hop and jazz, and second in lyrical.

    The junior dance team placed first in hip-hop and jazz, and second in lyrical.

  • Two kids camps in Vandalia next week

    Jr. Vandal football camp is next week

    The Jr. Vandal football camp will be held from June 17-21.

    Students entering grades 2-6 may register for the camp, which will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. at Mark Greer Field.

    There will be no contact hits at the camp.

    The registration cost is $35.

    For more information, contact high school football coach John Stout at jstout@vandals.k12.il.us, or call the school at 283-5155.

    Jr. Lady Vandal volleyball camp starts next week