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Business

  • Well tells chamber about school successes, challenges

    Following several announcements about upcoming events, Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well presented a program at last Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Crazy Daisy Boutique

    If you’re looking for a unique handbag, Tamie Stuttle, owner of Crazy Daisy Boutique in Vandalia, has a deal for you.

    Her new shop, located at 529 W. Gallatin St., specializes in handbags – something in every style and price range.
    “We will keep unique, specialized styles – not multiples of each,” she said. “In fact, each one of our bags is one-of-a-kind.
    She also handles laptop cases and duffle bags in paisleys and prints. In the future, she plans to add a home décor section, as well as clothing and shoes.

  • Business Briefs

    Vandal Wash to support boosters
    During September and October, Vandal Wash is offering a special way for Vandal fans to support the Vandalia Sports Booster Club.
    A special access code is available, and each time that code is used for a $10 car wash, $2 will be donated to the Vandalia Sports Booster Club. The club does various projects to enhance local school sports programs and facilities.
    The code to benefit the booster club is 1230.
    Vandal Wash is located at 1410 Rock Island Ave. The telephone number is 367-6220.

  • South Central announces merger

    A merger between South Central FS and a seven-county group known as Effingham Clay Service Co. was approved by the stockholders of both organizations on Monday.

  • Willms & Yakel new agency for Erie

    Erie Insurance recently announced the appointment of Willms and Yakel Insurance Agency as a new agency representing Erie Insurance in Vandalia.

  • Motorcycle Winner

    Jasper Washburn, right, of Vandalia recently won a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, valued at $4,500, from Wehrle Brothers in Vandalia. He is shown being congratulated by Justin Wehrle of Wehrle Brothers.

  • Rotary seeking team for four-week visit Germany

    Rotary members of District 6490, which includes 53 clubs in Central and East Central Illinois, has announced that they will be sending a team led by a Rotarian with four outstanding professionals to visit District 1800 in North Central Germany. The group will be departing in late May and returning in late June 2012 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

  • Business Briefs

    Vandal Wash to donate to sports boosters

    During the months of September and October, Vandal Wash is offering a special way for Vandal fans to support the Vandalia Sports Booster Club.
    A special access code is available, and each time that code is used for a $10 car wash, $2 will be donated to the Vandalia Sports Booster Club. The club does various projects to enhance local school sports programs and facilities.
    The code to benefit the booster club is 1230.

  • New owners at Los Amigos

    Two couples from Granite City have purchased Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant in Vandalia from Mike and JoEllen Wehrle.

  • Business Briefs

    COUNTRY ranked No. 1 in complaint ratio in Illinois
    COUNTRY Financial is ranked No. 1 with the lowest complaint ratio among Illinois auto and life insurers in 2010, according to the Illinois Department of Insurance.
    COUNTRY has had the lowest auto complaint ratio for 11 of the past 12 years. For every $1 million in written auto premiums, it had .04 complaints, the lowest among the report's other 50 insurers.