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Business

  • Funding frustrations

    Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well spoke about the financial challenges facing the school district – and most downstate districts – during the March meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday.

  • Hospital takes delivery of new ambulance

    Fayette County Hospital this week received a new advanced life support ambulance to replace a 1994 basic life support unit that has 227,000 miles on it.

  • Post-Prom Fundraiser

    Tina Cook, left, representing TC4 Inc., presents a check for $2,500 to Maranatha Cripe and Abby Bayles of the Vandalia Community High School Post-Prom Committee to support this year's post-prom activities.

    The money was raised through a gun raffle. Winners of the raffle were Randy Long, Bill Richardson, Janice Hoopingarner, Ruth Ann Casey and Josh Goen.

  • Craycroft named to chamber post

    Shannon Craycroft has been named executive director of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce. She replaces Tiffany Berry, who last month took another job.

  • Lorenzo's now in downtown location

    After operating his restaurant for the past five years in a relatively low-traffic residential area on West Orchard Street, Larry Oakes has moved to one of the busiest intersections in Vandalia.

  • Riedle Law Office Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at Riedle Law Office in downtown Vandalia.

    Matthew Riedle, a Vandalia native, is beginning his practice at 308 W. Gallatin St. The telephone number is 283-7225 and the firm's website is www.RiedleLaw.com.

  • John H. Crawford & Associates Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at the new offices of John H. Crawford & Associates, a civil engineering firm headquartered in Carterville.

    The Vandalia office, which opened in November, is located at 815 W. Fletcher St. The telephone number is 283-7044. Sherry Meador is the grant manager for the local office.

  • Octochem Expansion

    With most of the steel work now up, the new addition to Octochem Inc. is changing the appearance of the industrial area on Vandalia's north side.

    Located at 2090 Wagner St., Octochem is owned by Vandalia native Mark Langston and employs about 60 people.

  • Vieregge given Pacesetter 40 award by NWM

    Vandalia native Scott Vieregge of Northwestern Mutual in Edwardsville will be awarded the PACESETTER 40 award during the company’s 132nd annual meeting of financial representatives in Milwaukee, Wis., on July 20-24.

  • Gottman delivers 'State of the City'

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman reviewed the main accomplishments from the past year and laid out his goals for 2013 during his annual “State of the City” address at last Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.