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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Michaela L. Burcks, 28, Wyatt, Mo., was arrested on Sept. 4 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.
    • A 16-year-old Beecher City resident was arrested on Sept. 3 on charges of disorderly conduct, assault, reckless conduct and criminal damage to property. The youth was sent to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center.

  • Calendar

    Friday, September 7

    ✔ The Vandalia Moose Lodge is holding a Cajun shrimp boil from 5-7:30 p.m. or until they run out. Open to the public, the cost of the meal is $10 a plate, with carry-outs available. The menu includes shrimp, potatoes and corn.
    ✔ Bingo is held at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Saturday, Sept. 8

  • Moving forward toward a new water plant

    After agreeing two weeks ago that the city should build a new water plant instead of refurbishing the existing one, Vandalia aldermen on Tuesday approved the first step toward that goal.
    The council unanimously approved an agreement with Milano and Grunloh Engineers of Effingham for engineering services for a new plant.

  • Vandals Football Squad Moves Nice Twice
  • Community Picnic is this Sunday

    A community event that will raise funds for Vandalia’s 200th birthday celebration next year is being held this Sunday on the Vandalia Statehouse lawn.

  • Growing tomorrow's ag people

    When Ken Cripe went to the Fayette County Farm Bureau’s Research Center on the afternoon of the Farm Bureau’s crop survey dinner, he saw what he thought was an issue.

  • VJHS falls to T-Town, Salem

    Teutopolis scored two runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh to defeat Vandalia, 5-2, in junior high baseball last Thursday.

  • Altamont edges South Central, 5-4

    Altamont scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a tie and record a 5-4 win against South Central on Monday.
    South Central led 3-1 after two innings, but Altamont countered with two runs in the third to knot the score.
    Altamont scored once in the fifth inning and the Cougars tied the score in the sixth inning before Altamont scored the winning run in the final frame.

  • Kopp tosses no-hitter in VJHS win

    Delaney Kopp tossed a no-hitter and also doubled to lead Vandalia past Mulberry Grove, 15-0, in a three-inning contest on Monday.
    The Lady Vandals opened the game with five runs in the top of the first inning, added one in the second and secured the win with nine more runs in the third inning.
    Vandalia pounded out 11 hits, with Gracie Philpot, Holly Lidy, Kopp and Anna Osborne each contributing two hits, and Kopp driving in four runs.
    Kopp struck out six and walked two batters in picking up the win.

  • Lady Vandals win 2 of 3 to defeat St. Elmo/Brownstown in opener

    In a season opener for two county teams, St. Elmo/Brownstown won the first game, then Vandalia took the second and third games to win the matchup.