Today's News

  • Patoka, Vandalia in first shootout

    A pair of local teams will take part in the first summer shootout in Vandalia.

    Next Monday and Tuesday, Vandalia and Patoka will both be in action at the various schools in the Vandalia district, with each team starting play at 9 a.m. on Monday.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia baseball awards

    The Vandalia High School baseball team held its awards banquet last Friday, and coach Luke Hohlt handed out several awards.

  • Vandalia native to be a charity runner in the Chicago Marathon in October

    A Vandalia native will run her first-ever marathon in October as a charity runner.

    Stacy White has nearly reached her goal of raising $750 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and earning a spot in the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 13.

    The Foundation helps children who are diagnosed with cancer, and is named for Alexandria Scott, a 4-year-old who was diagnosed with cancer when she was 1.

  • Jr. Vandal football camp is June 17-21

    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.

  • Youth fishing tournament is June 8

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing  and Conservation Club will host a free youth fishing tournament on June 8 at the Lions Club Pavilion.

    Youth ages 5-15 may enter the tournament, and will be fishing for bluegill and crappie from 10 a.m.-noon.

    Any type of bait can be used, and all participants will fish off of the bank.

    Prizes will be awarded in each class, with the youth divided into ages 5-10, and ages 11-15.

    For more information, contact John Blythe at 283-2475.

  • Relay for Life Schedule

    In the event of bad weather, the Relay will be held at the Family YMCA of Fayette County on Rock Island Avenue in Vandalia.

  • Graduation Day
  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., spent the weekend with their grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Joseph and Carissa Emrick of Vine Grove, Ky., spent the weekend with Joe’s parents Rev. and Mrs. Bill Emrick of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 190.
    Kacie Crain served as Acolyte.
    The organist was Sheryl Marble.
    Elders were Allen Magnus and Mark Wollin.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Elloise Black

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Little Wren Family Busy
    The little wren couple are back and seem very busy. It is always interesting to watch them and see where they will build their nest every year, as they have built them in the most unlikely and sometimes rather hazardous locations.
    This year, their address seems to be “in a fold of a tarp covering lumber.”

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 30
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Friday, May 31
    • Registration for pre-K through sixth-graders who plan to take the Reading Road Trip at the St. Elmo Public Library continues through Friday. The summer reading program will start June 4 and will be held each Tuesday.
    Saturday, June 1
    • Men’s group, 7:30 a.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.