• Southwestern Electric annual meeting is Sept. 6

    Southwestern Electric Cooperative members and their families are invited to attend the co-op’s 76th annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Greenville Junior High School. Doors will open at 7 a.m., and breakfast will be served from 7-9:30 a.m.
    The cooperative’s business meeting will follow at 10 a.m.

  • Wayne Adams joins L-U advertising sales staff

    Wayne Adams, a veteran salesman for phone directories in South Central Illinois, has joined The Leader-Union as an advertising sales representative.

  • Midland States Bank promotes Michael King

    Midland States Bank announced this week the promotion of Michael King to Regional Banking Center Manager for the Central and Southern Illinois regions.

  • Drew Baldridge Performs At Altamont

    Patoka native Drew Baldridge continues to advance his country music career.

    He recently performed at the Effingham County Fair in Altamont. During his career, he has shared the stage with artists such as Alabama, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry and Justin Moore.

  • Ninja Turtles Visit Starmax

    The Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles made their second visit to Vandalia within a month, showing up on Saturday at Starmax Cinemas on Mattes Avenue to meet with local children.

  • Business Briefs

    Leader-Union wins two awards in IPA

    The Leader-Union won two awards in the annual contest conducted by the Illinois Press Association.
    The first award was a second place in the photo series category for a photo page on the fundraising concert performed by the Vandalia Community High School Band in early 2013. Publisher Dave Bell shot the photos and Managing Editor Rich Bauer did the layout for the page.

  • New Manager at Huddle House

    Bob Dilley, the new manager of the Huddle House restaurant in Vandalia, has been around the block in the food service industry.

  • Red Door Ribbon-Cutting

    The Red Door resale shop recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location at 610 W. Gallatin St. in downtown Vandalia.

    Formerly located in the 200 block of North Fifth Street, the store now has more room to display its clothing, handmade crafts and art, and household items. The business is owned by Carrie Tomlinson and Kelly Eyman.

  • Chamber members hear about business incubator

    Steve Groner, director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College, spoke at last week's monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Business Briefs

    Something Special ladies night Friday

    Something Special Florist in Vandalia will be hosting a Ladies' Night this Friday from 5-8 p.m.