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City Council approves TIF recommendation for new downtown eatery

November 23, 2022

The Vandalia City Council agreed Monday night to accept the TIF recommendation and approved an ordinance for a new downtown restaurant’s redevelopment. Shelley Ledbetter had submitted a TIF application requesting funds to help purchase and renovate the Allie Mae’s Sweetery building at 615 W. Gallatin St. Ledbetter had requested $52,700 in TIF monies: $35,000 for…

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Hans sentenced to 10-plus years in federal prison

November 23, 2022

A Vandalia man was sentenced last week in federal court to spend more than 10 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this summer to drug and weapons charges. Shane Hans, 47, entered a guilty plea in July to one count of methamphetamine distribution, one count of possession with the intent to distribute meth and…

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Happy Thanksgiving! Local preschoolers offer advice on cooking tips, requests for the holiday

November 23, 2022

The Leader-Union spent a morning recently talking with local children at Bright Beginnings about the upcoming holiday to get their little perspective about cooking and spending time with loved ones. Mason   LU: What do you like about Thanksgiving? Mason: I like to play with my mom and dad outside. LU: Do you know how…

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November proclaimed as “Jean Stombaugh” month

November 10, 2022

A local woman was honored at the Vandalia City Council meeting in recognition of her many contributions and volunteer hours that she has dedicated over the years. Mayor Ricky Gottman presented Jean Stombaugh Monday night with a proclamation naming November in her honor. He also surprised her with a key to the city. “I would…

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Whitehead named Vandalia Lions Club Teacher of the Month

November 10, 2022

Danielle Whitehead has been selected as the Vandalia Lions Club Teacher of the Month. Whitehead is in her 16th year teaching. She graduated from VHS in 1996 and has always lived in the area. She enjoys cheering on the Vandals, crafting, soap-making, being outdoors and spending time with family. Whitehead said her favorite part about…

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Vandalia Halloween Costume Contest Winners

November 3, 2022

             

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Gallery: Halloween Happenings 2022

November 3, 2022

We hope everyone had a happy Halloween! Check out our gallery from Vandalia’s Downtown’ Trick or Treat, the Vandalia Moose Trunk-or-Treat and the Fayette County YMCA’s Trunk-or-Treat.

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