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Business

  • Walmart Donates Parade Winnings to YMCA

    Wal-Mart donated its winnings from the Vandalia Lions Club's  Halloween Parade float competition to the Family YMCA of Fayette County’s Strong Kids Fund.

    The Y’s Strong Kids Fund helps pay for more than $20,000 annually in reduced or free memberships and programs through the Family YMCA of Fayette County. Above, John Ashdown, chief executive officer of the Family YMCA of Fayette County, accepts the donation from Walmart employees Jeremy Beck, Mary Alice Beck and Stacey White.

  • Winner of Tiger Lily Wreath from L-U

    Pam Sidwell of Brownstown, right, was the winner of a fall wreath from Tiger Lily Florist and Gift Shop through a drawing held by The Leader-Union.

    Sidwell's name was drawn from among those who recently renewed their subscriptions to The Leader-Union. Presenting the wreath is Leader-Union Circulation Manager Jenn Philbrick.

  • First Baptist Apartments Ribbon-Cutting

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday at the newly renovated First Baptist Apartments in the 600 block of West Gallatin Street.

    At right, from left to right, are chamber Executive Director Shannon Craycroft, chamber member Audrey Givens, First Baptist Apartments owner Chris Keiser and property manager Tara Green, Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman and chamber member Sally Emerick. In addition to apartments, Keiser wants to use the building to house commercial businesses.
    Photo by Rich Bauer
     

  • On Top of Hillside RC Ribbon-Cutting

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday at On top of Highside RC, located in the former Clark station building at the northwest corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Randolph Street.

    Above, from left, are chamber Executive Director Shannon Craycroft, Angel Rhodes and Michael Bolyard of Highside RC, chamber member Audrey Givens, Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman, and chamber members John Ashdown, Sally Emerick and Josh Wetzel. Highside RC sells remote-controlled vehicles and aircraft, as well as parts and accessories.

  • Hosick Motors Helps Shriners

    The Ainad Shriners recently purchased a new Dodge Grand Caravan with the help of Hosick Motors.

    After having the graphics applied, the van was brought back to Vandalia to unveil the finished product. Shown with the vehicle are, from left, Steve Hosick, 2013 Shrine Potentate Michael H. Grafe and local Shrine President Nathan Mewes.

  • Leader-Union Winners

    The Leader-Union recently announced the winner of a basket of fire safety products that was given to the winner of a drawing among people who subscribed to the paper during October.

    The winners were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sproat of St. Elmo. Presenting the basket was Leader-Union Circulation Manager Jenn Philbrick, right.

  • New attorney

    LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group Ltd. this week announced that Joel Andrew Slater has joined the firm.

  • Vandalia Rotary Makes Donations

    The Vandalia Rotary Club recently presented $1,000 checks to two local organizations to help with their work within the community.

    Rotary president Steve Ainscough, center, presented checks to Tom Lucken, left, representing Field of Dreams, for that group’s work to enhance area baseball diamonds; and Chuck Hutson, right, representing the Vandalia Park District, for repairs to the city swimming pool.

  • FNB provides advice on cyber security

    The Independent Community Bankers of America and First National Bank want consumers to know valuable tips and advice on how to be safe online.
    ICBA and First National Bank encourage members of the public to stay informed and become educated on how to prevent their financial information from being stolen and misused.

  • Rotary Royalty

    Rotary District Governor Larry Pennie of the Bloomington-Normal area recently visited the Vandalia Rotary Club as a part of his effort to visit every club in the district during his year in office.

    Pennie, a retired elementary school principal, was accompanied on the trip by his wife, Arlene. Steve Ainscough is president of the Vandalia Rotary Club for the current year, which began July 1.