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Today's News

  • Vandals struggle in season-opening loss at Gillespie

    VANDALIA - Gillespie scored a flurry of points off of Vandalia miscues in the second quarter to take a commanding halftime lead, and continued its dominance in the second half to take a 46-12 victory in Friday night's season-opener.

    Junior Collin Nestleroad completed a pass to senior Rodney Tedrick for his first career passing touchdown, but he would later leave the game due to concussion-like symptoms.

    He gave way to sophomore Tucker Willms, who would score his first career touchdown on a 2-yard rush with 1:46 left in the game.

  • Patoka High School to dedicate baseball field on Sept. 4

    Patoka High School will dedicate its baseball field to a long-time program supporter next Wednesday.

    Prior to the Warriors' 4:15 p.m. game against Noble/West Richland, the field will be renamed Tammy Payne Memorial Field.

    The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony, which will begin at about 4 p.m.

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Youth To Conference

    In late June, 10 students and four adults from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia traveled to Scranton, Pa., to attend a weeklong Higher Things Conference titled “From Above.”

  • Sports Roundup – Aug. 30, 2013

    Reported scores from Thursday's action follow.

    Vandalia volleyball def. St. Elmo/Brownstown, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23. The Lady Vandals JV team lost, 25-13, 23-25, 14-25, and the teams split the freshman game, 25-17, 17-25.

    Vandalia soccer was defeated by Pana, 4-3.

    South Central baseball defeated Windsor/Stew-Stras, 11-0.

    South Central volleyball lost to St. Anthony, 18-25, 16-25.

    Brownstown/St. Elmo baseball lost to North Clay, 8-0.

  • Church Briefs

    St. Elmo Christian Church  to hold fundraiser in September  

    St. Elmo Christian Church will be holding a "Three-In-One" road run on Sunday, Sept. 22.
    Included in the fundraising event are a marble ride, a bullseye game and a supper (with entertainment).
    Activities get under way at noon with registration. Participants leave on the ride at 12:30 p.m., and will return between 3 and 4 p.m. The meal will be served at 5 p.m. and the entertainment will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Our Evergreen Outreach meeting on Monday was filled with fun! On-the-spot music and entertainment by SoftFire (David and Patricia Pence) opened the program. They started off with a short marching song, like “Onward Christian Soldiers,” to get us all warmed up and welcomed. Their rendition of “Amazing Grace” was stirring and profound.
    Home-baked peanut butter cookies were provided by Cindy Hunter, our leader for the day. The entire kitchen smelled good.

  • OASIS group takes trip to mysterious destination

    By Ginger Wells
    Members of the OASIS group of First Baptist Church knew that they were going on a trip last Tuesday, but they didn’t exactly know where they were going. It was a mystery.
    Members were guessing which way they’d go, once the trip got under way.
    Trip coordinator Ginger Wells told them that their destination was more than 30 miles away, but it would take 58 minutes to travel there.

  • Merritt named youth pastor at Northside

    Northside Christian Church in Vandalia has hired Keith Merritt of Savannah, Ga., as a full-time youth minister.

  • Fill your life with Jesus, and he will calm your fears

    God help us seek the things that are above us and not set our hearts on things of this world. The things that last are the things of God; the gifts of God’s Spirit (Psalm 49).

  • Engagement

    Sue Ann Kistler and Jacob Louis Holliday have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.