20 Years Ago
1994 – Fire destroyed the retail section of Leo Brown Lumber Co. Owner Gary Brown announced plans to rebuild.
The University of Illinois basketball team held a scrimmage game in Vandalia, which was attended by more than 2,700 fans. Coach Lou Henson and his wife Mary, autographed copies of Henson’s new book.
30 Years Ago
1984 –Unemployment in Fayette County decreased from 12.5 percent in August to 11.6 in September, according to a report from Job Services of Illinois.