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Today's News

  • Vandalia vs. Greenville stats

    Vandalia 37 Greenville 21
    Total offense: 309 yards
    Rushing:
    • Trevor Smalls 20 carries for 107 yards, TD
    • Matthew Wells 11 carries for 39 yards
    • Thomas Ritchey 6 carries for 47 yards, TD
    Passing:
    • Matthew Wells 6 for 14, 116 yards, 2 TD
    Receiving:
    • Blake Morrison 2 for 38 yards, TD
    • Garrett Austin 1 for 16 yards, TD
    • Caleb Slater 1 for 28 yards
    • Trevor Smalls 1 for 21 yards
    • Thomas Ritchey 1 for 13 yards 

  • Vandals score early, late to top Comets

    The two Vandals who provided the winning cushion on Friday night both had confidence in their abilities.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    No photo this week.
    Last week's photo: Elaine Culbertson
    Identifying her were: Judy Carruthers, Elaine Culbertson and Ruth Ann Garrison.
    This week’s Scrambler: nioghnt agter saw vere ecadeivh tuhiotw shatinsemu.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week's Scrambler: It is a growling man who lives a dog's life.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Underground Railroad in Fayette

    On Aug. 26, representatives of Illinois Humanities produced a radio podcast program from the House of Representatives chamber at the Vandalia Statehouse in celebration of Illinois’ 200th birthday.

  • Working to fill jobs, find staff

    Even though there are many claims on social media that there are no jobs available locally, and that we need more jobs, just the opposite appears to be true.
    During the initial meeting of the workforce development arm of the newly established Vandalia ONE initiative, there were numerous claims that there are many job openings, and that schools and businesses are working together to fill those openings.

  • Bicentennial Picnic
  • K of C MH Day
  • Benefit for Tresten Wall is this Sunday

    A benefit is being held this Sunday at the Brownstown Elementary Cafeteria for a Brownstown youth battling cancer.
    The benefit, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., is for Tresten Wall, who was diagnosed at age 7 with medulloblastoma. He has been undergoing surgeries, MRI’s, radiation and chemotherapy treatments for over a year at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
    While undergoing treatments, he has been suffering from side effects that have resulted in multiple trips back to St. Louis.

  • Positive West Nile test on bird

    A dead bird collected in Fayette County has tested positive for West Nile virus.
    Jodi Smith, director of Environmental Health at the Fayette County Health Department, said that the positive test on a bird is in addition to the two West Nile virus positive mosquito batches detected so far this summer.
    The positive mosquito results demonstrate the continued need for protection from mosquito bites, Smith said.
    Surveillance for West Nile virus includes collecting dead crows, blue jays and other perching birds.