Today's News

  • Vandals beat Cumberland to improve to 3-0

    Vandalia’s baseball Vandals defeated Cumberland, 8-2, on Saturday at Effingham to improve to 3-0 on the season.
    The Vandals scored three times in the second inning, twice in the fourth inning and three times in the sixth.
    Matthew Wells got the win for the Vandals, allowing two runs on five hits, one earned. He gave up five hits, struck out seven and walked two.
    Cameron Gelsinger recorded the last three outs to earn a save.
    Nathan Casey led the Vandals on offensive with a 2-for-2 performance.
    Seven Vandals recorded an RBI in the win.

  • Wrestling Awards
  • Steele places first at Comet Invite

    Vandalia’s track teams had nine placers at the rain-soaked Greenville Invitational.

  • Council OKs remapping of Vandalia Lake lots

    A week after the chairman of the Vandalia Lake Committee recommended renumbering the lots at Vandalia Lake, the city council has OK’d a remapping.
    At a meeting of the lake committee last week, Alderman Mike Hobler, the chairman of the committee, said that he would like to see the lake lots renumbered, so they are in numerical order.
    The benefits of that, Hobler said, include helping emergency personnel to locate a specific lot when called to the lake.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Eddric T. Sessions, 48, Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested on April 2 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • Matthew W. Shaw, 47, 1926 W. Madison St., Vandalia, was arrested on April 1 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,500, and he was released at the order of a judge.
    • Andrew C. Anderson, 24, Alamosa, Colo., was arrested on April 1 on a charge of retail theft. No bond information was listed.

  • Calendar

    Friday, April 6

    ✔ 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, April 7

    ✔ The Ramsey Lions Club's 57th annual Community Sale will be held in Lions Park, beginning at 9 a.m.
    ✔ Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a Weather Story Saturday at 10 a.m. Children of all ages are invited to listen to stories and make a craft.

  • One hurt in explosion

    A rural Vandalia man was injured in an explosion at his home on Sunday evening.

  • Hammer gets 27 years for injuring infant

    A Vandalia woman who was convicted of causing serious and permanent damage to her infant child two years ago was sentenced on Friday to 27 years in prison.

  • Tornado hits Fayette County

    “It was by the grace of God that we’re still alive, because if Gene had not been sitting in that room and not paying attention …”

  • Clay, 11 wrestlers receive all-area honors

    It’s no surprise, with the squad having the second-best finish in school history, that Vandalia’s wrestling team, including its coach, were well represented when the Decatur Herald & Review selected its All-Area Team.