Today's News

  • Sports schedule changes: May 10-11

    The Egyptian-Illini Conference softball tournament has been moved from St. Elmo to Mulberry Grove due to poor field conditions in St. Elmo. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

    The Vandalia softball team will play a makeup game at Roxana on Friday at 4:30 p.m. That will be the final conference game of the season.

    The St. Elmo baseball team will travel to Mulberry Grove for Friday's game at 4:15 p.m.

  • Ruffner qualifies for state for Lady Vandals

    Vandalia senior Sierah Ruffner will make her third trip to the state track meet after qualifying in the high jump at Thursday night's sectional meet in Carlinville.

    Ruffner cleared the automatic state-qualifying height of 5 feet, 2 inches to place third at the sectional, and will jump at state next Thursday at the Class A state preliminaries on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

    She has cleared 5 feet, 5 inches this season, and will be looking to better her best jump at the state meet, which is just 5 feet.

  • Police offer reward for armed robbery tips

    The Vandalia Police Department, through Fayette County Crime Watchers, is offering a reward of $500 to the first caller to provide information about last week's armed robbery that leads to an arrest and conviction.

    The armed robbery took place shortly after 9 p.m. last Wednesday at the Phillips 66 convenience store at 1333 N. Kennedy Blvd. Police said that a white male who had his face covered showed a gun and demanded money from an attendant.

    The suspect then fled on foot from the business.

  • 90th Birthday

    Family members from Ohio, Missouri and Illinois gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Aukamp in Vandalia to help Gerald Aukamp celebrate his 90th birthday.

  • Williams – Brouk

    Aubrey Ione Williams and Adam James Brouk, both of Fenton, Mo., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Rainey – Ice

    Melissa “Missy” Rainey of Vandalia and Feron Michael Ice of Salem have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Frogtown

    Jonathan Cavaletto, son of John and Andria Cavaletto, and the late Michele Cavaletto, was confirmed on Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia.
    Following the service, a dinner was held at the Cavaletto home.  Attending were: John, Andria, Rachel and Jonathan Cavaletto; Rob and Rita Smith; Rob Jr., Roni, Lauren & Robbie Smith; John, Connie, Kevin, Jason and Taylor Cavaletto; Marilyn and Glori Magnus; Earl and Hazel Magnus; Larry, Sue, Kyle and Olivia Urban; and Dane and Belinda Harpster.
    St. Peter Church

  • Brownstown - Sefton

    A Rare Privilege and Opportunity…
    … is the occasion of sharing a dear friend’s 100th birthday when the friend is as active, alert and in as good physical and mental condition as Lucille is!  Much enjoyed was being a part of Lucille Fisher’s 100th birthday open house on Saturday, April 27, at the Golden Years Club Building.
    More than 100 of Lucille’s family and friends gathered to share in her special day on April 27.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 9
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Lucken speaks at Chamber meeting

    Tom Lucken, who heads up the Field of Dreams organization provided the program at last week’s monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.