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Business

  • Rotary Wins Challenge

    The Vandalia Rotary Club was the winner in a recent Making A Difference Challenge against First United Methodist Church of Vandalia.

    In that challenge, the two groups competed to see who could get the most donors to the Red Cross blood drive on Jan. 24. Rotary donated the $200 prize to Habitat for Humanity. From left, are Liz Greenwood of the American Red Cross, Roger Grimmett of the Rotary Club, Tim Metzger of Lincoln Land Credit Union and Sandra Leidner of Habitat for Humanity. 

  • At new spa, it's All About You

    When Ashley Metzger Miller decided to open her own day spa, there was no question where it would be. It had to be in the Metzger Building at 522 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia.

  • Trent West joins Vandalia law firm

    Nokomis native Trent West has joined the Vandalia law firm of Burnside, Johnston & Sheafor as an associate. The firm is a general practice law firm that practices in most areas of the law.

  • Copper Penny Bar & Grille observes first anniversary

    Given Abraham Lincoln’s pervasive influence on Vandalia, it was natural to name a restaurant across the street from the Vandalia Statehouse after the 16th president. After all, it was in the majestic Statehouse where Lincoln cut his political teeth and launched his legal career.

  • At new spa, it's All About You

    When Ashley Metzger Miller decided to open her own day spa, there was no question where it would be. It had to be in the Metzger Building at 522 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia.

  • Business Briefs

    Trish Elam to mark 20th anniversary at Timmermann & Co.

    Trish Elam, a Certified Public Accountant at Timmermann & Co. of Vandalia will soon mark her 20-year anniversary with the company. Her anniversary date is Feb. 21.


    "Trish is a valuable part of the staff at the accounting firm," said Timmermann. "It would be hard to imagine operating the business without her."
    The business is located at 105 S. Fourth St. in Vandalia. 

  • Kelly Washburn is new owner of Fayette County Real Estate

    In December 2003, Kelly Washburn started her real estate career as an agent at the newly formed Fayette County Real Estate.

  • Business Briefs

    Snider named FCH employee of month

    Brandy Snider, certified nurse aide, has been named employee of the month at Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care.

  • Dragon puts Vandalia on the map

    The fire-breathing dragon, which for the past decade has faithfully kept watch over Kaskaskia Supply & Rental in Vandalia, recently caught the fancy of a national organization that promotes what it describes  as "odd, hilarious and offbeat" tourist attractions.

  • Postal Service considering processing center move

    The U.S. Postal Service has scheduled a public meeting this Thursday evening to discuss moving some mail processing operations from the Effingham Customer Service Mail Processing Center to the Champaign Processing and Distribution Facility.
    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus' building in Effingham.