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Business

  • Schaal & Associates agents win awards

    Three agents from Schaal & Associates Real Estate received a bronze award at the recent annual awards banquet of the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors in Collinsville.

  • Downtown Ribbon Cuttings Held

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Liberty businesses and others that have opened recently in downtown Vandalia was held on Thursday, April 12.

    Ribbons were stretched the length of the 500 block of Gallatin Street, with a ribbon being cut on both the north side (first photo) and the south side (second photo) of the street.

  • KC honors First National Bank

    First National Bank of Vandalia was named 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by the entrepreneurship program at Kaskaskia College at a ceremony Saturday night at the Centralia campus.

  • Family YMCA holds annual Grand Raffle

    Under the theme of “March Madness,” the Family YMCA of Fayette County held its annual Grand Raffle event on March 24 at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.

  • Devil Dog Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Thursday at Devil Dog ATV.

    The new business is owned by Michael McNealy. It offers parts, accessories and service for ATVs. The business is located at 120 N. Fifth St. in Vandalia. The telephone number is 431-2226.

  • Dollar Tree Ribbon Cutting

    The new Dollar Tree store in Vandalia Commons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 24.

    The Virginia-based company has more than 4,200 stores in the United States and Canada. District Manager Dan Alkire, right, called the stores the "Five and Dime stores of the 21st Century."

  • Maranatha's expands, adds new owners

    After expanding into an adjacent storefront that formerly was a bridal shop and adding new spa services, Maranatha's Salon, Spa and Tanning held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 29.

  • Jenny's Fabulous Food, Fast

    After successfully opening two barbecue restaurants under the name of Randy’s House of Bar-B-Que in Highland and Maryville, Randy Ackerman decided to join with three friends to open another restaurant – this one in Vandalia.

  • Business Briefs

    Chamber’s race night rescheduled for March 16
    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce’s “A Night at the Races” fund-raising event has been rescheduled for Friday, March 16, because of conflicts with its previously scheduled date of this Saturday.
    Held at the Vandalia Country and Golf Club, it begins with dinner at 6 p.m. and features eight taped horse races, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.

  • 80 Years

    For eight decades, the Allen family has furnished Vandalia area homes with quality furniture.