20 Years Ago
1996 – At its annual banquet, the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce presented Abe Awards to Paul Zeman and “Beeb” and Billye Staff.
Raymond and Betty Reiss of St. Peter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
25 Years Ago
1991 – Hundreds of people attended a patriotic rally Saturday night in the South Central High School gym in Farina in support of local servicemen in the Middle East.
If approved, Vandalia was to receive $75,000 in federal funds for work on Coles Street.