Local News

(Honolulu, HI)  --  Today marks the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.  On December 7th, 1941, the Pearl Harbor naval base was devastated by a surprise blitz of Japanese warplanes. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan the next day.  [/au...
Dec 07, 2018
The Vandalia Statehouse will hold their annual Christmas Open House on Saturday evneing.  The event will be from 5 pm to 7:30 pm at the Vandalia Statehouse, with the first 100 families to visit will receive a free Christmas ornament.  For the event, visitors will find the Statehouse illuminated by more than 1...
Dec 07, 2018
Despite the recent big tornado outbreak, 2018 is wrapping up to be a pretty average year for tornadoes.  Illinois typically sees about 54 tornadoes annually.  Saturday's tornadoes brought the total for this year to 57.  Still, it's a little disconcerting to see so many in December says State Climatologis...
Dec 07, 2018
Attorney General Lisa Madigan and 38 states are joining forces to crack down on annoying robocalls.  Madigan says her office receives lots of complaints about robocalls, and this new multi-state coalition is addressing the issue. [/audio] The group also wants to look at "neighbor spoofing" where il...
Dec 07, 2018
(Springfield, IL)  --  It could soon be a lot more expensive to drive in Illinois.  I-DOT Secretary Randy Blankenhorn this week told reporters that he thinks it is inevitable that lawmakers will raise Illinois' gas tax and/or license plate fees.  Blankenhorn said the state is not spending ...
Dec 07, 2018

Local Sports

Vandalia_63_____ Leroy 17 Weight Winner Score 106 Jarek Wehrle (V) Fall 0:28 Josh Sexton (L) 113 Cutter Prater (V) Fall 1:20 Brian Clapp (L) 120 Dawson Byrd (L) Fall 3:25 Taylor Dothager (V) 126 Matt Hobler (V) Fall 1:29 Braden Mara (L) 132 Tanner Swain ...
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Vandalia_48_____ Oakwood 18 Weight Winner Score 106 Morgan Dothager (v) FFT 113 Gage Reed (O) 4 - 3 Jarek Wehrle (V) 120 Joe Lashaway (O) 8 - 3 Matthew Hobler (V) 126 Tanner Swain (V) Fall 1:06 Brian Reagan (O) 132 Connor Hutson (O) 4 - 3 Ryan Kaiser ...
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  Vandalia_38_____ Olney 24 Weight Winner Score 106 Jarek Wehrle (V) Fall 2:44 Detrych Curtis (O) 113 Cutter Prater (V) 11 - 2 Cadin Ackman (O) 120 Matthew Hobler (V) 1 - 0 Dylan Ritter (O) 126 Tanner Swain (V) Fall 0:17 Aaron Harmon (O) 1...
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Carlyle 56, Vandals 55 -Vandals trailed by as many as 10 points in second half, rallied to take a 50 to 49 lead in 4th quarter. -For the Vandals, Blake Morrison 22 points, Blake Barth 20 points, Garrett Austin 7 points, 11 rebounds -Vandals fall to 2-2 on the season.  They begin play on Wednesday versus C...
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Our Pro Wire Athlete of the Week for the week of December 8th is Tanner Swain of Vandalia High School.  In this past weekend's CM Tournament, Tanner took home the championship in the 126 pound weight class.  And, Tanner was also named the Most Outstanding Wrestler in the tournament. Our Athlete of the Week...
Dec 08, 2018