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Gatson, Westminster named No. 1 in the nation

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Last year, the Lady Jays basketball team from Westminster College set a goal of being number one in the nation academically. Today, the team was notified by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) that they achieved this high honor. The Lady Jays achieved a 3.642 combined grade point average – the highest GPA for any NCAA Division III women’s basketball team in the country – for the 2013-14 school year.

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  • Students complete swimming lessons

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm


    The second session of swim lessons took place from July 4-10 with the following students: Jordan Trainor, Emily Smith, Royce Wilkinson, Bryanna Stanich, Ronnie Stanich, Emma Francis, Gunnar Long, Jaykob Green, Erin Childs, Ty Evans, Dalton Dameron, Dalton Trainor, Arianna Shuck, Ryen Hanson, Aaron McBride, Jayden Kurz, Jackson, Andrew Myers, and Ennis Childs.

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  • Tri-County Saddle Club

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    The Tri-County Saddle Club hosted two horse shows during the month of June. The Youth Round Up was held on Saturday, June 14. Many participated making for a very successful day. The monthly show was held on Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. There was a good turn out, but due to weather conditions, the show was cut short. Class placings were as follows: Senior Halter 1 tie) Jessie Meyer;

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  • Rotary Golf Tournament benefits local project

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Local golfers work the green during the Vandalia Rotary Golf Tournament, which benefits the Library/YMCA Project.

    The following are the winners of the Vandalia Rotary Club Golf Tournament to raise funds for the Library/YMCA project. Participants enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and a scrumptious rib-eye sandwich while helping out a worthy cause. A flight-1) Chad Reading and Tanner Fennewald 2-tie) Bobby Lawrence and Roger Hawkins / Mandy and Brent Branstetter B flight-1) Shane and Steve Brookshier 2) Sheryl and Clyde Olinshlaeger 3) Jim Reading and

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  • 14U Hotshots win Palmyra Tournament

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 2:31 pm


    The 14U Nemo Hotshots took first in the Palmyra Tournament held May 17. Front row, from left: Jayle Jennings-Vandalia, Anah Noble-Curryville, Kaylee Selmon-Hannibal, Taylor Smith- Clarksville, and Kelsey Finley- Bowling Green. Back row: Amber Harrison, Laddonia, Emily Okenfuss, Monroe City, Sarah Harness, Bowling Green, Jordan Garner, Vandalia, Echo Brothers, Hannibal, Delanie Okenfuss, Monroe City. Not pictured Kallie Jo Lehenbauer, Hatton. The Hotshots are coached by Joe Jennings, Vandalia and Cecil

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  • Barr basketball lessons May 28-30

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Basketball coach Tom Barr will once again be offering area round-ballers an opportunity to improve their skills. Like last year he will be teaming up with Van Far’s Kasey Gatson to offer basketball lessons. Lessons will be held at Van- Far High School May 28, 29, and 30 for ages 5 through High School. Exceptional basketball training for basketball players at every level are taught in a structured environment in

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  • Van-Far JH track celebrates season

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    On Monday, May 19, the Van-Far Junior High Track Team celebrated its 2014 season with a pizza party at Pizza Hut and reviewed the current season that broke seven Junior High records – five boys records and two girls records. The boys records broken were the 400 meter run by Parker Wallace setting the new record at 57.6, seconds, the 800 meter run by Lathyn McMorris with 2:15.3 being the

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