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Business

  • Diekemper Donation to NF

    Diekemper Photography of Vandalia recently held a promotion to raise money for St. Louis Children's Hospital for its research on Neurofibromatosis.

  • Local Modern Woodmen fix landscaping at caboose

    Members of the local chapter of the Modern Woodmen of America recently helped beautify downtown Vandalia by planting flowers and spreading mulch in the flower beds around the Little Red Caboose in the municipal parking lot at the intersection of Fifth and Johnson streets.

  • Whipps receives AAO humanitarian award

    John Franklin “Frank” Whipps II, an orthodontist with offices in Centralia, Germantown and Vandalia, is the recipient of the 2012 Humanitarian Award, presented by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) at its recent convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Pine Ridge Homes is 'center of year'

    Kevin and Jessica Satterthwaite of Pine Ridge Homes recently received the 2012 Manufactured Housing Industry award for Retail Sales Center of the Year in the Midwest. The award was presented at the MHI national awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

  • CMN Roadblock

  • United Fund Distribution

  • Hoffman expands counseling practice

    Beth Hoffman, a mental health therapist for Pathways Counseling in Vandalia, is now providing counseling in Salem and Effingham.
    Pathways Counseling, a ministry of Illinois Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services, provides clinical outpatient therapy grounded in Christian principles to children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

  • Donation to Fireworks Fund

    Rube Yarbrough, representing Area 51 of the Licensed Beverage Association, donated $500 to the Vandalia Lions Club to help fund the organization's Fourth of July fireworks show (which will be presented on Tuesday, July 3). Accepting for the Lions is Dean Black.

  • New owners at the Grille

    Since her days as a waitress there, The Gallatin Street Grille has always been Angie Rhodes’ favorite place to eat. It also is near and dear to her heart because that’s where her husband, Rick, proposed to her

  • Illinois Bell reunion held

    On Monday, May 7, the fifth annual Telephone Operators, Installation and Repairmen Reunion was held in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    The 33 in attendance included 21 operators, six repairmen and six spouses.
    Delila Beckman welcomed everyone, and Loretta Nickels gave the meal prayer.
    After the meal, everyone was asked to introduce themselves and their guests, and tell when and where they had worked for Illinois Bell.
    The sharing of stories was a popular part of the reunion.