20 Years Ago
1997 – Carey Oldfield of Vandalia, the 1996 Miss Fayette County Fair queen, was in Springfield to compete in the Illinois Miss County Fair pageant.
Fayette County was hit with several bursts of snow and freezing rain.
The Vandalia wrestling team held on to the No. 1 spot in Class A in the state.
25 Years Ago
1992 – St. Louis-based Laclede Steel selected Vandalia for its new pipe finishing and warehouse facility. It was to employ 54 workers.