• 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.

  • Vandalia Chamber of Commerce honors new businesses at breakfast

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce last Thursday paid tribute to the owners and managers of businesses that have been launched in Vandalia in the past year.

  • Digital mammography

    After months of raising funds and pursuing grants, Fayette County Hospital has purchased and installed a digital mammography machine, as well as a digital C-arm X-ray machine.

  • Business Briefs

    Chamber new business breakfast Nov. 15
    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual new business breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Vandalia Country and Golf Club.
    The 7 a.m. breakfast is held to honor owners and managers who have started a new business in the past year. Also to be honored are individuals who have been promoted to new administrative and management positions. The cost is $10 per person.

  • FNB's England makes career move; Owens, Phelps promoted

    Cheryl England, vice president and loan officer at First National Bank, has announced her plans to leave the bank to pursue an opportunity with the Office of the Comptroller of Currency.

  • Jennifer Philbrick named L-U circulation manager

    Jennifer Philbrick of Vandalia has been named circulation manager of The Leader-Union.

  • Expert Service Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at Expert Service. On hand for the ceremony were, from left, Sally Emerick, Chamber president Ben Timmermann, Expert Service staff members Troy Poe, Sharon Stoldt, Steve Stoldt and Rhonda Poe, Mayor Rick Gottman, Chamber Executive Director Tiffany Berry and Greg Starnes.