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Business

  • Goodwill Ribbon-Cutting

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday at the new Goodwill store in the Thompson's Home Center building at 1405 Veterans Avenue in Vandalia.

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman is flanked by Goodwill employees and Chamber members as he cuts the ribbon.

  • Starmax Cinemas Ribbon-Cutting

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Starmax Cinemas on Mattes Avenue on Friday, June 13.

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman, center, is flanked by owners Rick and Maranatha Cripe and their staff.

  • Paslay speaks to Chamber about city tourism efforts

    The executive secretary for the city of Vandalia last week told members of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce about the city’s efforts to promote tourism in the area.

  • Big Caesar Finds Home At Little Caesars

    A throwback marketing statue that once marked many Little Caesars pizza stores around the nation has found a home in front of the Vandalia Little Caesars location at 1611 Veterans Ave.

  • St. Peter Insurance Agency earns award

    St. Peter Insurance Agency of St. Peter was recently presented with a 2014 President's Club plaque from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.

  • KC Vandalia campus hosts Arbor Day program

    An Arbor Day program and tree-planting ceremony were held on May 7 at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.
    Seven trees or bushes were planted, and participants heard a program by Kent Boyles, district wildlife biologist for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
    Boyles noted that Arbor Day has been observed since 1872, and is now celebrated on the last Friday in April.
    He advised participants on what to plant.

  • FCH launches teleneurology partnership XXXXX

    Fayette County Hospital has launched a partnership with Memorial Medical Center of Springfield to offer teleneurology services, which uses two-way audio and video teleconferencing to provide patients with immediate access to stroke-trained neurologists.

  • Woman of the Year

    For 25 years, Marion Shroyer has worked behind the scenes in the Vandalia Soroptimist Club. Though she’s worked on virtually every committee and served as club president more than once, she’s never sought the limelight.
    Recently, it found her.

  • VCHS Interact Club

    Members and sponsors of the newly formed Interact Club at Vandalia Community High School are shown above.

    The club is an offshoot of Rotary International and provides an opportunity for high school students to be involved in a service organization. Shown in the back row are sponsors Lyn Gartke, Lori Meseke and Gena Nance.  

  • Childers Celebrates 30 years

    Vandalia optometrist Dr. Kevin Childers this week celebrated the 30th anniversary of his local practice, Eye Care of Vandalia, with an open house.

    The Marion native attended optometry school at Indiana University and started his practice in 1984. His office staff includes his wife Pam (office manager), Twyla Finley (28 years) and Katrina Wollerman (23 years). "Vandalia has been a good place to live and practice," he said.