Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, September 27

    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers are invited to attend.
    ✔ 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.

    Friday, September 28

  • Terms of separation agreement given

    The terms of the resignation and separation agreement between the Vandalia School District and its business manager include allowing Lori Meseke to receive a salary and benefits through next March.
    The Vandalia Board of Education approved that agreement during its regular meeting last week. The Leader-Union obtained a copy of that “confidential agreement” by filing a Freedom of Information request.
    Some of the points in that agreement are:

  • Homecoming Royalty
  • Early voting begins on Thursday

    Fayette County voters can begin casting ballots for the November general election this Thursday, and when they do so, they will be using new voting equipment.

    Jay Bennett and Joe Filbret of Platinum Elections were at the Fayette County Courthouse to install new touch-screen voting machines and new tabulating machine.
    Bennett said that with the system, voters will insert a blank piece of paper into the voting machine and use a touch screen to cast their ballots.

  • Wine & Ale with Abe is Saturday

    The Vandalia Historical Society is for the second time hosting a fall event at the Vandalia Statehouse as it continues to raise funds for the Statehouse window restoration project.
    The second annual “Wine & Ale with Abe” is on the Statehouse lawn from noon-9 p.m.
    While the event feature wine and craft beer tasting, it also includes food from local vendors and other beverages.
    A $20 tasting fee includes 10 tasting tickets and a choice of a signature wine or pilsner glass. Tickets are available at the Statehouse.

  • Child porn arrest

    A Vandalia man is jailed on $700,000 bond after being arrested on child pornography charges earlier this week.

  • 2018 inductees into the VCHS Athletic Hall of Fame

    Vandalia Community High School is celebrating homecoming this week.

    The homecoming parade around the high school campus and athletic fields is at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
    The homecoming game against Piasa Southwestern starts at 6:30 p.m., with this year’s Hall of Fame inductees being presented at 6:10 p.m.
    This year’s homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime of the football game, and the homecoming dance will follow the game in the high school gym.

  • Host Vandals take seond place

    The Lady Vandals volleyball team placed second in the 25th annual Vandal Tournament on Saturday, winning three games before losing to Carlyle in the title game.

  • Rising to the Top

    Matthew Wells amassed just 10 yards as a sophomore on the Vandalia Vandals varsity football team … and that was on a running play.

  • Vandalia 62, Litchfield-Stats

    Vandalia 62 Litchfield 0
    Total offense
    324 yards
    Rushing: 28 carries for 231 yards, 5 TD
    • Trevor Smalls 10 carries for 147 yards, 3 TD
    • Thomas Ritchey 4 carries for 35 yards, TD
    • Johnny Lotz 2 carries for 23 yards, TD
    • Gaige Beall 3 carries for 14 yards
    • Kyle Phillips 3 carries for 13 yards
    • Jacob Fickes 2 carries for 9 yards
    • Nolan White 2 carries for 0 yards
    • Carson Ruot 2 carries for -10 yards