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Business

  • Beautiful You Ribbon-Cutting

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently at Beautiful You under the water tower on Rock Island Avenue, with Mayor Rick Gottman (center) doing the honors. Representing Beautiful You, at right, were Crystal Mann, David Powers, and Aaron and Hunter Mann

  • VCC offering new program for inmates on job re-entry

    Vandalia Correctional Center is one of three institutions in the state that has implemented an Illinois Department of Corrections job-readiness program to better prepare inmates to be successful when they are released.

  • Chamber plans to hire executive director

    After holding a brief business meeting, Vandalia Chamber of Commerce President Dana Whiteman used the bulk of last Wednesday’s monthly meeting to outline “a new direction” the board is charting for the organization.

  • Schaal joins National Bank at Greenville

    Harry Hutchison, president and CEO of National Bank, recently announced that Joe Schaal has joined National Bank at Greenville as the Greenville area business development officer.

  • Landmark Anniveraries

    Two employees of Dr. Kevin Childers recently passed milestone dates in their employment at Eye Care of Vandalia. Flanking Childers are administrative assistant Katrina Wollerman, left, 20 years, and optometric  technician Twila FInley, right, 25 years.

  • Gottman updates Chamber

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman gave a mid-year update on the city’s financial condition and its economic development efforts at the July 6 monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Harmon's IGA is now County Market

    When the new County Market sign went up on the front of Harmon’s Market IGA earlier this month, it marked the beginning of many changes for the Vandalia grocery store.

  • 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.