Today's News

  • JH Volleyball

    In junior high volleyball action on Tuesday, Vandalia Junior High School’s seventh-graders lost to Pana, 10-25, 10-25. Their record is now 5-8.
    The eighth-graders defeated Pana in three games, 25-23, 19-25, 25-16. They improved to 13-3 on the season.
    On Monday, the VJHS seventh-graders lost to Trimpe, 17-25, 14-25.
    The eighth-graders won, 25-20, 26-24.
    Last Thursday, the VJHS seventh-graders lost to Hillsboro, 11-25, 21-25.
    The eighth-graders defeated Hillsboro, 25-23, 25-8.

  • Vandals pick up two more wins

    Garett McNary scored 24 points on eight three-pointers and four players scored in double figures as Vandalia defeated Roxana, 78-62, on Tuesday in the Vandals’ final road game of the season.
    The Vandals were behind 24-22 after one quarter and 41-39 at halftime, but outscored Roxana 21-13 in the third quarter to go up 60-54.
    McNary hit three three-pointers in the final quarter as the Vandals outscored the Shells 18-8 to secure the win.

  • SEB edges Odin, SC slips by MG

    Leading by three points heading into the fourth quarter, St. Elmo/Brownstown held on to edge Odin, 55-54, on Tuesday at Odin.
    Odin led 12-8 after one quarter, but the Eagles held a 15-8 edge in the second quarter to lead 23-20 at halftime.
    Both teams scored 13 points in the third quarter, and Odin scored 21 points to St. Elmo/Brownstown’s 19 in the final quarter.
    Lewis Brown scored 17 points and Isaac Maxey 16 to lead the Eagles.

  • Team sectional Tuesday at Benton

    The Vandalia Vandals will attempt to make a return trip to the dual team state finals next Tuesday at the Benton Sectional.
    The Vandals will compete against Murphysboro in a match that begins at 6 p.m.
    The winner of that sectional matchup will advance to the dual team state finals next Saturday in Bloomington.
    The winner of the Benton Sectional will face the winner of the Elmhurst Sectional, either Lansing (Illiana Christian) or Elmhurst (IC Catholic) at 9 a.m. next Saturday at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.

  • Six wrestlers advance to state

    Six Vandalia wrestlers have advanced to the IHSA Individual State Tournament later this week, and the Vandal wrestlers will face a known opponent next Tuesday in their bid for a return trip to the state’s dual team finals.

  • Vandalia Police

    Feb. 10
    • Police arrested Jacob Rush, 28, 100 Country Lane, Vandalia, on a charge of domestic battery. His bond was set at $7,500.
    • Officers responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the 700 block of Veterans Avenue.
    • Officers responded to the 2300 block of West Randolph Street for a complaint on a parking problem.
    • Officers responded to the 2000 block of West Jefferson Street for a complaint of harassment.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, February 15

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. at Evans Public Library.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. at the Legion Home.

    Friday, February 16

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Christopher G. Sharp, 20, 1003 N. Walnut St., St. Elmo, was arrested on Feb. 12 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and no valid registration. No bond information was listed.
    • Roger W. McCarty, 54, 201 E. Railroad St., St. Peter, was arrested on Feb. 12 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $500.
    • Gregory A. Jones Sr., 31, Nokomis, was arrested on Feb. 12 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.

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  • New coroner keeping busy

    The county’s new coroner told Fayette County Board members that he has been quite busy since moving into the position at the beginning of the year.
    In his report to the board on Tuesday night, David Hejl told board members that there have been eight coroner cases and three autopsies since Jan. 1.
    Hejl also said that he has been working, on average, 31 hours per week, though he is attempting to reduce the weekly hours for the part-time position.