25 Years Ago
1989 – The University of Illinois mascot, Chief Illiniwek, visited Jefferson School students who were honored for good behavior.
Vandalia had six Illinois State Scholars – Sid Smith, Tammy Green, Christy England, Jeff Scott, Beth Herrington and Angie Harmeier.
The community Resource Center moved to its new location on North Eighth Street in Vandalia.
30 Years Ago
1984 – Mayor Neil Donnals announced that he would be running for re-election in the spring.