25 Years Ago
1990 – A Brownstown youth, 16-year-old Presley Gilbert “Gibby” Cannon, drowned in a rural Brownstown lake.
Jim Edgar, Illinois Secretary of State and the Republican candidate for governor, attended a fundraising dinner at Vandalia Lake. The cajun dinner raised more than $30,000.
Jo Collins was elected president of Vandalia Business and Professional Women’s Club.
First National Bank of Vandalia celebrated its 125th birthday.