Today's News

  • 'A Night of Music' changed to Tuesday
  • Vandals win season-opener against Ramsey

    VANDALIA - The Vandals made an offensive statement in a season-opening win against Ramsey.

    The inexperienced pitching staff and defense may need a little time to catch up.

    Vandalia scored consistently throughout the win against the Rams on Friday, but too many walks and errors allowed Ramsey to keep within striking distance in the 16-11 victory.

    Coach Luke Hohlt said after the game that there were lessons to be learned, and that he believes the players who made mistakes today will grow from them as the season moves along.

  • St. Elmo has fifth straight cancellation; Mulberry Grove games also called off

    The St. Elmo baseball team has had another game canceled due to poor weather conditions, marking the fifth straight game that the Eagles have had called off.

    Thursday's game was scheduled at Neoga.

    In addition, home games at Mulberry Grove have been canceled for Thursday.

  • The Buzz at KC Vandalia Campus

    The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus played host to a special presentation given by the Tri-County Beekeepers Association and Illinois Queen Initiative on Saturday, March 7.

    More than 50 people (first photo) were on hand for a presentation by Grant Gillard (second photo), a commercial beekeeper, author and speaker.

  • LLC Polar Plunge

    Pictured above are Lake Land College students who participated in the recent Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics of Illinois.

  • Blood Drive at BHS

    The National Honor Society and Brownstown High School Student
    Council sponsored a blood drive on March 14 in the cafeteria.

    Senior Sue Dufaux is shown giving blood, supported by student council member Emily Frailey. Michele Seabugh is the sponsor for the National Honor Society chapter at  BHS, and Gail Hardiek and Randy Sasse sponsor the student council.

  • National Honor Society at VCHS
  • FFA Coloring Contest at VES

    During National FFA Week, the Vandalia FFA chapter held an agriculture coloring contest for students in grades 2-4 at Vandalia Elementary School.

    The winner from each class was given candy as a prize from the FFA. The winners from each class are shown above. In front, from left to right, are Macie Zumwalt, Olivia Dunn, Johanna Shields, Anna Osborne, Ivan Daiber, Elizabeth Petryshyn and Holly Lidy. In back are Rainey Wehrle, Leo Krueger, Averi Cunningham, Gaige Beall,  Lauren Hagy, Evan Smalls and Logan Supp.

  • Birds of Prey at VJHS

    Students at Vandalia Junior High School were treated to a program last Wednesday that featured several birds of prey – hawks, falcons, owls and even a bald eagle.

    The program was provided by the World Bird Sanctuary, an organization headquartered in Valley Park, Mo., just west of St. Louis. The birds in the program included (as pictured) a great horned owl, a bald eagle, a red-tailed hawk and a barn owl.

  • Passes 1,000-Point Mark

    Brownstown High School Senior, Kaitlin Yorde, left, was recently recognized for scoring more than 1,000 points during her varsity career in scholar Bowl.

    Yorde is shown with BHS scholar bowl coach Travis Redden.