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Business

  • Business Briefs

    Kull Funeral Home to plant more trees
    as memorials

    Kull Funeral Homes of Altamont and St. Elmo has renewed its affiliation with the Lofty Oaks Association, a New Hampshire-based organization dedicated to reforestation and conservation efforts in Illinois.
    The firm arranges to have a tree planted for each service that it performs. By doing so, it provides a living memorial in honor of the deceased and also renews the forest life in the state.

  • Physician joins the staff at Vandalia Healthcare Center

    Carl Castle, DO, a family medicine physician, has joined the medical staff at Vandalia Healthcare Center, which is located at 1510 Sunset Drive in Vandalia.
    Castle has more than 25 years of experience in family medicine, and received his doctor of osteopathic medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
    He completed his residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

  • 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.