Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, October 25

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group will meet from 1-2 p.m. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ St. James Lutheran Church, at 727 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia, is holding its annual chili supper from 4-7 p.m. The menu includes chili, hot dog or peanut butter sandwich, desert and drinks. The cost is $7 per person.
    ✔ The Vandalia Lions Club is holding its annual Halloween Parade at 7 p.m., on Gallatin Street from Seventh Street to Fourth Street.

  • Brown found guilty in jury trial last week

    A Fayette County jury deliberated for just an hour before returning guilty verdicts in a trial for a Vandalia man last week.
    In a three-day trial that began last Monday, Terre T. Brown, 31, was found guilty on charges of domestic battery and resisting a peace officer.
    The domestic battery charge is a Class 4 felony punishable by up to 3 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000. The resisting a peace officer charge is a Class A misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of 364 days in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.

  • A Second Run on TV
  • Seven years in DUI fatality case

    A Brownstown man has agreed to a seven-year prison sentence for his role in a fatal accident in January of last year.

  • High School CEO's

    Two of the 10 area high school students enrolled in a new personal and professional enrichment program explained the benefits of that program to the Vandalia Board of Education.

  • City first, then school

    Unlike the chicken and egg dilemma, the question about which public vote on a sales tax increase – city of Vandalia or Vandalia School District – is easily answered.
    The referendum on an increase proposed by the city of Vandalia is this November.
    The referendum on an increase proposed by the Vandalia School District – and other school districts in the county – is next spring.
    The Vandalia City Council voted at the end of July to put before the voters next month an increase of one-half of 1 percent in the local sales tax.

  • VJHS Basketball

    Vandalia 27, Salem Franklin Park 18
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 16; LaMonica 4, Willenborg 2, Hartlieb 2, Lupton 2, Austin 1.
    Vandalia 26, Mulberry Grove 15
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 18, Willenborg 8, LaMonica 4, Symonds 2, DuPlayee 2, Lupton 2.
    Thursday, Oct. 11
    Vandalia 22, Litchfield 10
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 14, LaMonica 6, Willenborg 6.
    Tuesday, Oct. 9
    Vandalia 34, Pana 18
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 14, LaMonica 8, Austin 8, Hartlieb 4.

  • SCHS wins Bronze Pool at NTC Tourney

    South Central won the championship of the Bronze Pool at the National Trail Conference Volleyball Tournament.
    The Lady Cougars defeated Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, 25-18, 25-16, to win the pool championship.
    South Central – Lutz 9 points, ace, 10 assists, dig, kill; Landreth 9 points, 2 aces, 2 kills, dig; Potter point, 5 kills, 3 digs; Hall 6 kills; Magnus 4 points, 7 assists, ace, dig; Kollman 3 points, 2 kills, dig; Smith 3 points, 3 kills, dig; Roberts kill, dig.
    Earlier in the Bronze Pool, South Central defeated Dieterich, 13-25, 25-18, 25-15.

  • SEB picks up two wins in EI Tourney

    St. Elmo/Brownstown picked up two wins on the second night of the Egyptian Illini Conference Tournament on Tuesday at St. Elmo.
    The Lady Bombers defeated Ramsey in two games, 25-17, 25-23, and Mulberry Grove in two games, 25-22, 25-18.
    St. Elmo/Brownstown vs. Ramsey – Christensen 6 kills, 6 points; Cripe 2 kills, 2 digs, 2 points; Curry 3 kills 10 assists, 2 aces, 2 digs, 5 points; Maxey 2 aces, 5 digs, 2 points; Nolen 8 kills, 6 assists, 5 digs, 8 points; Oberlink 2 kills, 3 assists, ace, dig, 3 points; Smith 7 digs; Yagow kill, assist, point.

  • Lady Vandals top SW, fall to Carlyle, Pana

    The Lady Vandals were defeated by Pana on Tuesday, 16-25, 19-25.
    Vandalia – Hagy 2 kills, dig; Jackson 3 kills, 2 blocks; Kern 4 blocks; Lidy 3 kills, block, dig; McNary 5 assists, 2 digs; Miller assist, dig; Mills ace dig; Stewart 4 assists, 2 digs; Wilkerson 2 kills; Worker 6 digs.
    The junior varsity Lady Vandals lost to Pana, 11-25, 18-25, and the freshmen lost, 12-21, 23-21, 6-15
    On Monday night, Vandalia lost to Carlyle, 21-25, 19-25.