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Business

  • 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.

  • Business Briefs

    Chamber seeking part-time position
    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce is seeking a person to work eight hours per week as a communications coordinator.
    According to chamber president Dana Whiteman, the main functions of the position will be to publish the organization’s newly launched newsletter and to maintain ongoing communications among chamber members.
    Deadline for submitting resumés for the position is June 17. Applications should be sent to Whiteman at dwhiteman3@att.net.

  • Television Winners At Hosick Motors

    Gary and Loretta Pfenninger recently won a 26-inch LCD flatscreen television from Hosick Motors in Vandalia. They are shown with Hosick Motors sales representative Brian Major, left.

  • New owners

    David and Ruth Stone are the new owners of the Culligan Water Conditioning Service in Vandalia.
    For the past 15 years, the Stones have operated a power washer sales company in the Vandalia area, and now they’ll move into another area of the water business.