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Business

  • Riedle opens law practice in Vandalia

    After attending college in Springfield, law school in Lawrence, Kan., and doing contract legal work for firms in the St. Louis area, Matthew Riedle has returned to his hometown of Vandalia to open his own law office.

  • Summer Breeze planning wedding show

    A wedding show will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday,  Feb 17, at Summer Breeze Wine House in St. James.
    Hours for the show are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
    Several vendors already have signed up to attend, including Davis Bakery, Jill Wright Photography, Serenity Therapeutic Massage and Fayette County Real Estate, with others pending. Maranatha's Salon, Spa and Tanning will be a vendor  and will be selling new wedding dresses from the former Queen Bee bridal shop.

  • Laack Flooring Innovations

    For the past 13 years, Jason Laack has been installing floor coverings and ceramic tile for area stores and individuals.

  • Ameren Kicks Off Y Program
  • MCS Counseling adds new therapist

    MCS Counseling of Vandalia has added a new therapist, Karen Gilmore, to its counseling staff.

  • FAYCO Recycling Center Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning at the new recycling center of FAYCO Enterprises.

    Located at 2022 Wagner St. on the north side of Vandalia, the center processes and recycles newspapers, magazines, office paper, plastic containers, cardboard, aluminum cans and steel cans.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Michelle Vaughan, administrator at Vandalia Rehabilitation & Health Care Center for the past eight years, has been honored with a rare Lifetime Achievement Award by the company that owns and operates the facility.

  • Hall promoted to VP and risk officer at FNB

    Candy Hall, currently an assistant vice president at The First National Bank in Vandalia, has been promoted to vice president and senior risk officer.

  • Walmart Gives Ceremonial Scissors to City

    Ken Wample, manager of the Vandalia Walmart, recently presented a pair of ceremonial scissors to Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman.

    The scissors will be used to cut ribbons at ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

  • Business Briefs

    Bluff employees at Kubota meeting
    Two Bluff Equipment employees and their wives recently attended Kubota Tractor's national dealer's meeting in Dallas.
    Participating in the event were Gail Hall and his wife, Darla, and Bob Langel and his wife, Margaret. They joined more than 1,000 Kubota dealers from across the country to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the company's entry into the U.S. market.
    During the meeting, Hall and Langel attended field demonstrations as well as classroom sessions to gain hands-on experience with Kubota's products.