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Today's News

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It was HOT! It was HUMID! But we know that we can store this heat and humidity in 16-ounce bottles for winter, right? And as the snow flies, we can pop open a can of warm sunshine. Ha!

  • Church Briefs

    VBS to be July 22-24 at First Presbyterian

    First Presbyterian Church will be holding Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 22-24, at the church, which is located at 1221 W. Fillmore St. in Vandalia. The theme is HayDay VBS. A VBS program will be held during morning worship service on Sunday, July 28. Pre-registration is required.
    For information, contact Becky at 704-0204.

    Rummage sale, auction at St. James

  • Like Jackie Robinson, Jesus broke through barriers that divided people

    Until the movie “42” came out this year, many people could not tell you anything about Jackie Robinson.

  • Moore named advertising manager of Leader-Union

    Lisa Moore, who has been a sales representative for The Leader-Union since April, has been named advertising manager following the retirement of Peggy Schulze.

  • Expert Service passes first milestone

    A year ago, two boyhood friends from Altamont took a chance and launched an auto repair business in Vandalia.

  • Senior Spotlight: Austin Schwarm

    SALEM – Hustle and have fun.

    It’s the only way Austin Schwarm knows to play the game he has loved since he was a kid, and that dedication has paid its dividends.

    After a standout baseball career with South Central High School ended in a sectional championship game in May, Schwarm is enjoying a solid summer with the Vandalia Sr. Legion squad and will soon be departing for McKendree University, where he will continue his baseball career for the next four springs.

  • 4-H'ers on display this week
  • Bowen Ks 13 in shutout of T-Town

    VANDALIA – Collin Nestleroad and Carson Smith provided the big hits.

    Jake Bowen pretty much provided the rest.

    Bowen struck out 13 Teutopolis batters on Sunday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader, and Nestleroad had a two-run single and Smith a three-run double as Vandalia blanked T-Town, 5-0, in Jr. Legion action.

    “He was in the zone,” said coach Jacob Riedle of Bowen’s outing. “The first two batters of the game struck out, and he didn’t let up from there.

  • Post 95 splits DH with Newton

    VANDALIA – After blowing a lead in the sixth inning of game one against Newton on Saturday, Vandalia scored early and often in game two to salvage a split in a Jr. Legion doubleheader.

    Post 95 led 4-2 going to the bottom of the sixth inning in game one, but Newton, which was the home team since the game was supposed to be played at Newton, scored four times to take a 6-4 lead.

    Vandalia left runners on second and third bases in the top of the seventh inning.

  • Banal dominant in alumni game

    VANDALIA – Peyton Banal achieved a rare feat during the Vandalia softball alumni round-robin on Tuesday.

    Banal, playing for the alumni team sponsored by Dr. Kevin Childers, struck out four batters in the first inning of  a 19-1 win against the high school team and had 12 strikeouts in the four-inning contest.

    Her team would go on to beat the alumni team sponsored by Liberty Trading, 8-4, in the final game of the night to win the round-robin. Liberty Trading lost to the Lady Vandals, 8-6.