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Business

  • National Bank Easter Winners

    Breanna Junior of Vandalia (first photo) was the winner of one of the Easter Basket drawings held on April 22 by National Bank in Vandalia. Her basket included toys and candy.

    Tristan Hunter of Vandalia (second photo) was the other Easter Basket winner in a drawing held by National Bank of Vandalia on April 22. Included in his basket are a bat and ball, as well as other toys and candy.

  • Old Capital View Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday at Old Capital View restaurant on Fourth Street in downtown Vandalia.

    Those participating included owners Betty and Roger Roe (center), and Betty's sister, Jessie Maske (far left), and their employees.

  • Denny's Groundbreaking

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, April 28, at South Central FS Fast Stop for the Denny's Restaurant that will be opening at that location in the fall.

    Participants included Mayor Rick Gottman, South Central FS General Manager Byron Sikma, Denny's franchisee Dave Behrends, Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman, Vandalia Director of Economic Development JoAnn Givens and Doug Fulk of Fulk Construction, the general contractor for the Denny's project.

  • First Vandalia Corp. re-elects three directors, board chairman

    The annual stockholders’ meeting of First Vandalia Corp., parent company of First National Bank, with locations in Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville, was held on Wednesday, April 13, at First National Bank in Vandalia.

  • Real Living's Buscher, Staff win Gateway awards

    At the annual Greater Gateway Association of Realtors Awards Banquet, two realtors from Real Living Vandalia Real Estate were recognized for their performance in 2010.

  • Quality Diesel Service opens in Vandalia

    Quality Diesel Service, a new company owned by Bill and Linda Overton of Altamont, has opened on Vandalia's north side.

    Located at 2052 Wagner St., near OctoChem, the business offers services ranging from oil changes to engine overhauls for medium- and heavy-duty diesel trucks and equipment.
    Overton previously owned Illinois Southwest Trucking Co. in Altamont for 18 years, and has more than 23 years in the diesel truck industry. He previously started and owned a shop in Effingham, but has since sold his interest in the business.

  • Denny's coming to Vandalia

    After sitting vacant for 3 1/2 years, the restaurant space adjacent to the Fast Stop Travel Center at Vandalia’s western I-70 interchange will soon have a tenant. By late August, a new Denny’s Restaurant will be opening there.

  • St. Peter Insurance honored

    St. Peter Insurance Agency of St. Peter was recently named to the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.'s "President's Club" for 2011 as a top agency for the company.
    Recognized by Grinnell Mutual's president and CEO Steve Crawford, the agency ranks among the company's top 50 agencies and 15 farm mutual companies in a 12-state area for outstanding production during the past five years.
    This is the fifth year that St. Peter Insurance Agency has been recognized for the achievement.

  • Vandalia Rehab Holds Food Drive For CEFS

    Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care Center recently held a food drive to help restock the local CEFS food pantry.

    More than 260 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected by staff members, volunteers and resident family members during the drive. The center's staff hopes to make this an annual event to help the food pantry after the busy holiday season. Pictured with some of the donated food items are, from left, Vandalia Rehab administrator Michelle Vaughan and activity director Eleanor McNutt.

  • Rotary Wins Challenge With FBC

    The Vandalia Rotary successfully defended a challenge by First Baptist Church of Vandalia in the latest round of the Rotary Challenge.