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Business

  • Jensen joins Vandalia law firm

    The law firm of Burnside, Johnston, Connor & Jensen, P.C., formerly Burnside, Johnston & Connor, P.C., has announced that Keith Jensen has become a shareholder and principal of the firm.
    Jensen did his undergraduate work at Illinois Wesleyan and graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1976.  He thereafter served as an assistant state’s attorney in both Madison and St. Clair counties before becoming a special prosecutor for Fayette, Bond and Cumberland counties.

  • Washburns purchase Schaal & Associates

    Jared and Kelly Washburn have purchased the realty business owned by Keith and Kathy Schaal, and have combined Schaal and Associates with their business, Fayette County Real Estate.

  • Ameren Donation Kicks Off Y's Strong Kids

    A $2,000 donation from Ameren helped the Family YMCA of Fayette County kick off its Strong Kids Campaign, which raises funds for the Y's scholarship program.

  • Strand joins Vandalia Dental

    A Minnesota native has joined Dr. Jay Lowry and the staff at Vandalia Dental Associates.

  • Hawk joins local CPA firm

    Luallen, Cearlock, Barth & Burnam Ltd. has announced that Beth Hawk, a certified public accountant in Illinois, has joined the firm as of September.

  • Calderaro joins the Law Group

    LeFcvre, Oldfield, Myers, Apke &. Payne Law Group Ltd. has announced that Ariana E. Calderaro has joined the firm in the practice of law.
    On Nov. 6, Calderaro was formally sworn in to the Illinois Bar.
    Calderaro was born in Pasadena, Calif., in 1986, and her family moved to Hannibal, Mo., in 1996.

  • FS Promotion Helps Varsity Club

    Representatives of South Central FS recently presented to the Vandalia Community High School Varsity Club a donation of $1,110, which was raised through a special promotion in September.

    During that month, FS donated one cent from every gallon of unleaded fuel sold at its Travel Center and Fast Stop. The promotion ties in with the FS slogan of "Supporting Our Community." Above, Trevor Apke (left), manager of the Travel Center, and Tina Tinker (center) manager of the FastStop, present the donation to VCHS Assistant Principal Greta Krueger.

  • Osborne joins staff of FNB

    First National Bank announces that Tyler Osborne has been hired as the assistant financial officer, starting at his new position on Oct. 13, 2014.

  • 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.