Today's News

  • Atwood, Harmon are co-MVPs in slo-pitch

    Justin Atwood and Jordan Harmon were named co-MVPs of the Vandalia men’s slo-pitch softball league after leading BCH Auto Detail to the regular-season championship.

    Team awards were given to Riedle Law Firm/Thomas Farms for sportsmanship and most improved team.

    The league’s single-elimination tournament concluded on Wednesday, and a double-elimination championship tournament begins next Monday and continues through next Wednesday.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Aug. 8)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • PHOTO: Field of Dreams committee donates fence toppers

    Fence toppers have been installed on the Freight Field (pictured) and the Pit Field thanks to a donation from the Vandalia Field of Dreams committee.

    The committee purchased the materials and donated them to the park district, which recently did the installation.

    “It makes the fields look so much better,” said VFOD President Tom Lucken.

    The committee will hold its next public meeting next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Vandalia Community High School.

  • Slideways RC (Aug. 3)

    Saturday, Aug. 3
    Kidz Modz
    1. Blane Pruett (33P)
    2. Jarrett Pasley (8P)
    3. Matt Nash (27N)
    4. Dalton Davison (56)
    5. Cody Stewart 14S)
    6. Lucas McElroy 22)
    7. Zach MacCaslin (13)
    8. Zach Leigh
    9. Christopher Wells (01)
    10. Dalton Whitten 67 (DNS)

  • PHOTO: Gymnasts compete at Nationals

    Several members of the Triple A tumbling team recently participated in a national event in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • KC athletes receive GRAC honors

    Several area athletes helped Kaskaskia College to win the All Sports Award from the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.  

    The award is based on the overall conference finish of the six conference sports – volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball.

    Most of Kaskaskia College’s team had strong showings in the GRAC, as volleyball and women’s basketball finished first, baseball and men’s golf finished second, softball finished fifth, and men’s basketball finished eighth.

  • KC to hold open baseball tryouts

    The Kaskaskia College Blue Devils, under head coach Mitch Koester, will hold an open tryout for prospective players next Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the college baseball field.  

    Players throughout the area are welcome to attend, and all players participating must have a completed physical form with them.  

    The tryout will be held for 2-3 hours, with conditioning.

    For more information, contact Koester at 545-3327 or by email at mkoester@kaskaskia.edu.

  • PHOTO: Buddy Bass Tournament

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held an Open Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, July 20.

  • Frogtown News

    Bachelorette Party
    A bachelorette party was held for Mahala Harpster at the lake house of Harvey and Leona Jacquin at Lake of the Ozarks last weekend.
    Attending were: Belinda Harpster, Amy Reiss, Stacey and Haley Bergmann of St. Peter; Amanda Eller of Jackson, Mo.; Gretchen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and several other friends and family members. The ladies enjoyed shopping, a winery and relaxing at the lake.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Longhorns “Mooing” as We’re “Moving On”
    As we continue with the process of moving from the south end of the lane to the north end, the Longhorn family – Betsy, Geneva (the Bartels girl), Red and the two youngsters – are watching the “show” every day.
    They graze along the fence so they won’t miss anything. Betsy became quite vocal last week as she stood watching us working. She may have been complaining because we were tramping down the clover that was originally on their menu.