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Today's News

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Softball (July 1-18)

    Thursday, July 18
    Game 1
    Montgomery Plumbing 12
    Liberty Trading 5
    •For Montgomery: Jon Hawthorne, 3 3B.
    •For Liberty: Jon Lotz, 3 2B.
    Game 2
    Montgomery 9
    Liberty 8
    •For Montgomery: Trevor Montgomery, HR.
    •For Liberty: Jon Lotz, HR.
    Game 3
    BCH Auto Detail 28
    Stout Adjustment 5
    •For BCH: Justin Atwood, 3B; Greg Mitchell, 3B.
    •For Stout: Reid McKinley, 3B.
    Game 4
    BCH 19
    Stout 4

  • Post 95 falls in District championship game

    CENTRALIA — Vandalia was unable to continue its postseason winning streak on Monday night, but the team still gets to advance to the Jr. Legion Division Tournament.

    Post 95 lost the District 23 championship game, 7-2, to Breese on Monday at Sprehe Fields in Centralia, but Vandalia will still be one of the three teams to represent District 23 at the Division Tournament this weekend in West Frankfort.

    Vandalia's first game is on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

  • Mad Dog clubhouse burns Sunday

    The clubhouse of the Mad Dog Motorcycle Club burned early Sunday morning.

    Vandalia's volunteer firefighters were called to the clubhouse, located north of Vera, at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. Upon their arrival, firefighters found the structure destroyed.

    An investigator with the Office of the State Fire Marshal was called to investigate the fire.

  • Pair of extra-inning walk-off wins give Post 95 East Division title at Districts

    ALTAMONT — Vandalia needed extra innings in both games of the District Tournament this weekend, but ended both in dramtic style to earn the District's East Division title.

    On Friday, Post 95 took down Teutopolis, 7-6, in eight innings, and on Sunday, beat Altamont, 2-1, in nine innings. Both games ended with a Vandalia runner scoring from third base on an error.

    With the victories, Vandalia moves on to compete for the overall District championship on Monday. The game will be played at Centralia against the winner of the West Division.

  • St. James Lutheran Church Women hold rummage sale, auction

    The women at St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia will be having a rummage sale in the church gymnasium on Friday, July 19, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Saturday, July 20, from 8 a.m. until noon.

     

    In conjunction with the Rummage Sale we will also be conducting a sealed bid, reserve, auction.  The three items to be sold by means of a sealed bid are:

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Betsy Longhorn at Bedtime
    Betsy, the Longhorn, is the head of the Homestead herd.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 18
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    What a great day for Evergreen Outreach and the First United Methodist Church. We are really busy this week with Vacation Bible  School (Sunday through Thursday), using the same Wesley Hall as EO. Our meeting  on Monday brought in a complete and total full house, nearly standing-room only!

  • Beware of laziness, cowardice and arrogance

    As a pastor, one of the things I enjoy most is getting together with other pastors.

  • Rotary Club banquet