A long-time educator and the publisher of The Leader-Union were honored on Thursday night for their service to the community.
Sharon LaDage and Dave Bell each received an Abe Award from the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce during the chamber's annual banquet on Thursday night at the American Legion Home.
Also at the banquet, the outgoing chamber president, Joanna Helm, handed the gavel to the 2010 president, Shaun Murray.
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