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Business

  • Price retires from FCH Board

    Norris Price of Ramsey recently attended his last meeting as a member of the Fayette County Hospital District Board.

  • New Rotary Officers

    The 2011-12 officers for the Vandalia Rotary Club were sworn in at the club's June 23 banquet.

    They are, from left, President Lyn Gartke, Vice President Roger Grimmett, Treasurer Tom McCarty and Secretary Rodes Hood. Kevin Childers was the president during the 2010-11 year. Also at the banquet, Hood was named Rotarian of the Year and Debra Hughes was named an honorary Paul Harris Fellow.

  • Chris Chappel is named Louer project manager

    Vandalia native Chris Chappel has joined Louer Facility Planning Inc. of Collinsville as a project manager.

  • Evans Library receives grant

    Evans Public Library in Vandalia is one of about 60 Illinois public libraries selected to receive a “Business and Libraries Working Together” grant to assist local small businesses and entrepreneurs.
    “We are pleased to have been chosen as a recipient of the grant,” said Jessica Blain, director of the local library. “We hope the contents will be beneficial to the community.”
    The grants came from the office of Jesse White, secretary of state and state librarian.

  • Raminator Visits Hosick Motors

    Special activities at Hosick Motors in Vandalia last Saturday included a visit by the Dodge Raminator monster truck.

  • FNB's Hometown Support Luncheon

    First National Bank of Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville held its Hometown Support luncheon last week, awarding grants to a number of local entities.

  • New businesses planned for downtown Vandalia

    In the year since Tony Flowers launched Liberty Trading, a coin and precious metal shop in downtown Vandalia, he’s heard the complaint one too many times.
    “There’s nothing in downtown Vandalia,” the naysayers insist.
    Well, Flowers is doing something about it. Along with his son, Sam, and son-in-law, Sean, he is preparing to launch five new businesses on Gallatin Street.

  • Sandy Johnson retires after 47 years in business

    Longtime Vandalia resident Sandy Johnson has retired after working for 47 years in various businesses in Vandalia.

  • FCH seeking gifts for digital mammography equipment

    Greg Starnes, chief executive officer of Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care, announced recently that the hospital has begun raising funds to purchase a new digital mammography machine for the hospital.
    The hospital hopes to raise $300,000 through a fundraising campaign titled, "Keep Abreast; Go Digital!"

  • Renovations complete

    After eight weeks of intense renovation work, the new and improved Walmart Supercenter in Vandalia was officially re-opened last Friday morning.