20 Years Ago
1996 – Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar and Odie Washington, director of the Illinois Department of Corrections, visited Vandalia for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new work camp at Vandalia Correctional Center.
Jeff Bullard, 27, of Mt. Vernon, joined the Vandalia Police Department as a patrolman.
More than 50 people attended a kickoff meeting for Vandalia Main Street.
Sam and Evelyn Jolliff of Patoka were celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.
25 Years Ago