Today's News

  • Garrison honored

    Two years after she was part of a leadership team of educators urging state legislators to pass a budget, Vandalia’s superintendent has been honored for that work.

  • Injured in the line of duty

    One of the basic things that police officers learn during training, Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith said, “is that there is no such as a routine traffic stop.”

  • Commencement Story Time
  • Warrior Cancer scramble Saturday

    The Warrior Nation Cancer Foundation will hold its inaugural golf scramble fundraiser this Saturday at Colonial Golf Course in Sandoval.
    The entry fee for the scramble, which begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m., is $65 person ($240 per team).
    The entry fee includes food, beverages and door prizes.
    Hole sponsorships are available for $50.
    WarriorNationCancerFoundation and be approved by the foundation’s board of trustees.
    Donations to the fund can be dropped off at First National Bank in Patoka.

  • Cougars top Altamont, Dieterich

    South Central defeated Altamont 4-3 on Saturday.
    Game stats were not available at press time.
    The Cougars were to enter postseason play on Wednesday, facing Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran at 4:30 p.m. at Lions Field in Kinmundy.
    Last Friday, the Cougars defeated Dieterich, 12-1, in a five inning home contest.
    Trent Geiler struck out nine and allowed six hits to pick up the win, and was also 3-for-4 at the plate.
    Cauy Blomberg homered for South Central.

  • Lady Cougars advance in regional

    South Central scored 11 runs in the fifth inning to defeat Clay City, 14-4, in five innings on Monday and advance to the regional championship.
    The Lady Cougars will now face Woodlawn in the Hutsonville Regional title game at 11 a.m.
    Sydney Garrett pounded two home runs and was the winning pitcher for South Central, which is now 13-7 on the season.

  • Bombers post 14-4 win in regional

    Nate Philpot led the Bombers both offensively and on the mound as Brownstown/St. Elmo advanced to the regional finals with a 14-4 win over Bridgeport Red Hill.
    Philpot tossed a four-hitter, struck out 11 and walked six, and was 3-for-5 with a double, triple and 6 RBI’s.
    The Bombers led 3-1 after one inning and 6-1 after two, adding a single run in the fourth, four in the fifth and three in the sixth.

  • VJHS teams at conference meet

    The Vandalia Junior High School seventh-grade boys finished second in the conference track meet with 58 points.
    Individual results were:
    • Second place – Hagy, long jump and 200-meter dash; Meyers, 400-meter dash; DuPlayee, pole vault; and Barker, shot put.
    • Third place – Hagy, 100-meter dash; Nestrick, 200-meter run and high jump; Wilkerson, 400-meter run; 4x200 relay team of Eller, Cody, Kelly and DuPlayee; and 4x400 relay team of Wilkerson, McCall, Eller and Meyers.

  • Ten from VJHS going to state

    Ten members of the Vandalia Junior High School track teams have advanced to the IESA State Track Meet.
    For the boys, advancing to state were Christian DuPlayee and Leo Krueger in the pole vault, at heights of 8 feet, 9 inches and 9 feet, 3 inches, respectively; and the 4x100 relay team of Pierson Wilkerson, Lendon Isaiah, Preston Nestrick and Matthew Hagy (Garrett Meyers is alternate).
    On the girls side, seventh-graders Jenna Protz advanced by placing third in the discus at 79 feet, 10 inches and Josie Womack by placing fifth in the pole vault at 6 feet, 9 inches.

  • VCHS Bass Club team places fifth at tourney

    The Vandalia Community High School Bass Club participated in the South Central Cougar Fishing Invitational on Saturday, May 5, at Centralia Lake.
    Vandalia brought home a fifth place finish from the team of Brendon Boley and Johnny Lotz.
    Twenty-three teams participated in the tournament.
    Other Vandalia teams were Dawson McKinny and Stevie Lach, Clark Pearson and Zane Ulmer, Michael Bowles and Conner Satterthwaite, and Tucker Beesley and Noah Sasse.