Today's News

  • Seven years in DUI fatality case

    A Brownstown man has agreed to a seven-year prison sentence for his role in a fatal accident in January of last year.

  • High School CEO's

    Two of the 10 area high school students enrolled in a new personal and professional enrichment program explained the benefits of that program to the Vandalia Board of Education.

  • City first, then school

    Unlike the chicken and egg dilemma, the question about which public vote on a sales tax increase – city of Vandalia or Vandalia School District – is easily answered.
    The referendum on an increase proposed by the city of Vandalia is this November.
    The referendum on an increase proposed by the Vandalia School District – and other school districts in the county – is next spring.
    The Vandalia City Council voted at the end of July to put before the voters next month an increase of one-half of 1 percent in the local sales tax.

  • VJHS Basketball

    Vandalia 27, Salem Franklin Park 18
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 16; LaMonica 4, Willenborg 2, Hartlieb 2, Lupton 2, Austin 1.
    Vandalia 26, Mulberry Grove 15
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 18, Willenborg 8, LaMonica 4, Symonds 2, DuPlayee 2, Lupton 2.
    Thursday, Oct. 11
    Vandalia 22, Litchfield 10
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 14, LaMonica 6, Willenborg 6.
    Tuesday, Oct. 9
    Vandalia 34, Pana 18
    Vandalia – Eckhardt 14, LaMonica 8, Austin 8, Hartlieb 4.

  • SCHS wins Bronze Pool at NTC Tourney

    South Central won the championship of the Bronze Pool at the National Trail Conference Volleyball Tournament.
    The Lady Cougars defeated Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, 25-18, 25-16, to win the pool championship.
    South Central – Lutz 9 points, ace, 10 assists, dig, kill; Landreth 9 points, 2 aces, 2 kills, dig; Potter point, 5 kills, 3 digs; Hall 6 kills; Magnus 4 points, 7 assists, ace, dig; Kollman 3 points, 2 kills, dig; Smith 3 points, 3 kills, dig; Roberts kill, dig.
    Earlier in the Bronze Pool, South Central defeated Dieterich, 13-25, 25-18, 25-15.

  • SEB picks up two wins in EI Tourney

    St. Elmo/Brownstown picked up two wins on the second night of the Egyptian Illini Conference Tournament on Tuesday at St. Elmo.
    The Lady Bombers defeated Ramsey in two games, 25-17, 25-23, and Mulberry Grove in two games, 25-22, 25-18.
    St. Elmo/Brownstown vs. Ramsey – Christensen 6 kills, 6 points; Cripe 2 kills, 2 digs, 2 points; Curry 3 kills 10 assists, 2 aces, 2 digs, 5 points; Maxey 2 aces, 5 digs, 2 points; Nolen 8 kills, 6 assists, 5 digs, 8 points; Oberlink 2 kills, 3 assists, ace, dig, 3 points; Smith 7 digs; Yagow kill, assist, point.

  • Lady Vandals top SW, fall to Carlyle, Pana

    The Lady Vandals were defeated by Pana on Tuesday, 16-25, 19-25.
    Vandalia – Hagy 2 kills, dig; Jackson 3 kills, 2 blocks; Kern 4 blocks; Lidy 3 kills, block, dig; McNary 5 assists, 2 digs; Miller assist, dig; Mills ace dig; Stewart 4 assists, 2 digs; Wilkerson 2 kills; Worker 6 digs.
    The junior varsity Lady Vandals lost to Pana, 11-25, 18-25, and the freshmen lost, 12-21, 23-21, 6-15
    On Monday night, Vandalia lost to Carlyle, 21-25, 19-25.

  • Laack 21st at state golf tourney

    While Chase Laack may not have been pleased to see snow for the first round of his first state golf tournament, it worked out well for him in the end.

  • Vandalia 43, Roxana 7 – Game Stats

    First Quarter
    Vandalia: 8:25 – 4-yard run, Trevor Smalls; Cameron Withers kick (V 7-0).
    Second Quarter
    Vandalia: 1:12 – 15-yard run, Trevor Smalls; Cameron Withers kick (V 14-0).
    Third Quarter
    Vandalia: 7:54 – 5-yard run, Matthew Wells; Blake Morrison run, 2-point conversion (V 22-0).
    Vandalia: 4:47 – 10-yard run, Matthew Wells; Cameron Withers kick (V 29-0).
    Vandalia: 3:00 – 42-yard run, Trevor Smalls; Cameron Withers kick  (V 36-0).

  • Big third quarter lifts Vandals

    After a sluggish first half, the Vandalia Vandals exploded in the third quarter against Roxana to improve to 7-1 going into the final game of the regular season.