• 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. 

  • Dr. Skow selected as chief of medical staff

    Glenn Skow, M.D., has been elected by his peers as the chief of the medical staff for Fayette County Hospital & Long Term Care.

  • Friends & Families Foundation to purchase equipment for FCH

    Friends and Families Foundation of Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care has purchased two new pieces of equipment for patient care.  
    The Friends & Families Foundation, formed in 1988, has been raising funds since its inception in order to purchase expensive medical equipment and furnishings that assist the hospital in providing high-quality services to the patients that seek care there.

  • New Business Breakfast

    Seven individuals new to the Vandalia business community were honored recently at the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce's New Business Breakfast.

  • Lawinger, DeLong & Associates

    Lawinger Law Office of Vandalia announced this week the promotion of Jeffrey A. DeLong to the position of partner. As a result, the firm now will be known as Lawinger, DeLong & Associates, LLC.

  • FNB's Andronis on card fraud panel

    Ingrid Andronis of First National Bank in Vandalia participated in a panel discussion at a recent conference sponsored by Computer Services Inc., a provider of technology solutions for financial institutions.

  • Sen. McCarter speaks to Chamber

    State Sen. Kyle McCarter, R-Lebanon, told the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce at its meeting last week that the state must fix the pension system. He said that a real solution will require all parties to make concessions. The eventual solution, he said, will probably involve a 401k for employees rather than a pension fund.
    He also voiced his support for term limits in the state legislature.

  • Rakers joins Leader-Union ad sales staff

    Sean Rakers of New Baden has been named advertising sales representative for The Leader-Union.

  • Ribbon-Cutting at Little Caesars

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week at Little Caesars Pizza, which is located at 1611 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia.

    The carry-out store, which opened in July, is operated by Joe and Lisa Wills, center, of Beecher City. The company is known for its $5 14-inch pizzas. The telephone number is 283-2300.

  • New doctors begin practice in Vandalia

    Fayette County Hospital recently has added three new physicians. Following are brief biographies of those doctors.