Today's News

  • Wine & Ale with Abe is Saturday

    The Vandalia Historical Society is for the second time hosting a fall event at the Vandalia Statehouse as it continues to raise funds for the Statehouse window restoration project.
    The second annual “Wine & Ale with Abe” is on the Statehouse lawn from noon-9 p.m.
    While the event feature wine and craft beer tasting, it also includes food from local vendors and other beverages.
    A $20 tasting fee includes 10 tasting tickets and a choice of a signature wine or pilsner glass. Tickets are available at the Statehouse.

  • Child porn arrest

    A Vandalia man is jailed on $700,000 bond after being arrested on child pornography charges earlier this week.

  • 2018 inductees into the VCHS Athletic Hall of Fame

    Vandalia Community High School is celebrating homecoming this week.

    The homecoming parade around the high school campus and athletic fields is at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
    The homecoming game against Piasa Southwestern starts at 6:30 p.m., with this year’s Hall of Fame inductees being presented at 6:10 p.m.
    This year’s homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime of the football game, and the homecoming dance will follow the game in the high school gym.

  • Host Vandals take seond place

    The Lady Vandals volleyball team placed second in the 25th annual Vandal Tournament on Saturday, winning three games before losing to Carlyle in the title game.

  • Rising to the Top

    Matthew Wells amassed just 10 yards as a sophomore on the Vandalia Vandals varsity football team … and that was on a running play.

  • Vandalia 62, Litchfield-Stats

    Vandalia 62 Litchfield 0
    Total offense
    324 yards
    Rushing: 28 carries for 231 yards, 5 TD
    • Trevor Smalls 10 carries for 147 yards, 3 TD
    • Thomas Ritchey 4 carries for 35 yards, TD
    • Johnny Lotz 2 carries for 23 yards, TD
    • Gaige Beall 3 carries for 14 yards
    • Kyle Phillips 3 carries for 13 yards
    • Jacob Fickes 2 carries for 9 yards
    • Nolan White 2 carries for 0 yards
    • Carson Ruot 2 carries for -10 yards

  • Records fall as Vandals top Litchfield

    The outcome of Friday’s game was never really in doubt, with the Vandals squaring off against a Litchfield squad that is small in numbers and consisting mainly of lower classmen.

  • One of our town's early hotel owners

    Cyrus Tuttle was born on May 15, 1797, at Brandon, Vt., and died on Dec. 9, 1848, Seminary Township, Fayette County.  He was a son of Capt. Solomon and Deborah Strong Tuttle, and came with his family to Fayette County in 1836, settling in Seminary Township.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Vandals show more than just wins

    Going into this Friday's homecoming game against Piasa Southwestern, the Vandalia Vandals varsity football team is touting a perfect 4-0 record. But you have to look beyond those wins to see what kind of players Vandalia has on the roster this fall.
    In one game, the Vandals chose not to respond in kind when some of their players were targeted with inappropriate actions of the other team. They kept a cool head and showed that they were above those actions.