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May 13, 2022
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Ribbon cutting, grand opening ceremony held for This-N-That

May 13, 2022

  The Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday for This-N-That, 120 N. Fifth St. Owner Karen Sharp said she first opened a storefront near McDonald’s last July. Sharp had always had an entrepreneurial spirit and picked up selling different kinds of items from home because it gave her…

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VCHS seniors honored during Academic Signing Day

May 13, 2022

A number of Vandalia Community High School seniors were recognized recently for receiving academic scholarships. The annual Academic Signing Day on Wednesday morning celebrated 11 soon-to-be graduates received more than $500,000 in scholarship awards. Recipients included: Abby Guffy, who was awarded the Provost Scholarship and will be attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Ryan Kaiser, who…

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Fayette County CEO students show off businesses at annual trade show

April 28, 2022

By Rich Bauer The current group of CEO students finished up their year on Sunday by offering their individual products and services at the annual Trade Show. Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities is “a yearlong, experiential, learning-based course designed to utilize partnerships in the community to provide local young people with an overview of business processes and…

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Vandalia Police offering reward for burglary information

April 21, 2022

The Vandalia Police Department is offering a reward for information on a burglary that occurred at a local business recently. According to the police Facebook page, a $1,000 reward will be given for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the burglary. More than $5,000 in tools and copper were…

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Vandalia City Council learns of lease interest, water option, sidewalks

April 21, 2022

By Deborah Simcox Mayor Ricky Gottman reported that an individual has indicated the desire to lease the city owned house for one year with a first-right-of-refusal to purchase the house at the end of the lease. The house had been listed for sale, but the City Council voted to consider the one year lease option.…

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Soroptomist Club honors local women of distinction during annual banquet

April 14, 2022

By Mark Hoskins For the first time in three years, the Vandalia Soroptomist Club was able to hold their annual awards banquet in person. The banquet was held at the Vandalia Moose Lodge on April 1. The Soroptimist of the year was awarded as well as many awards for women of distinction. The women of…

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The Leader-Union welcomes new editor

April 14, 2022

Williams brings years of reporting, online publishing to role   The Leader-Union is pleased to announce Leah Williams as its new editor. Williams has a bachelor’s degree in news-editorial journalism and a master’s degree in professional media management, both from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. While working on her master’s degree, Williams held several graduate assistantships,…

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SC’s Aidan Dodson gets all-state mention

March 23, 2022

South Central guard Aidan Dodson has received all-state honors. Dodson, a junior, was among the players given honorable mention on the Associated Press All-State Team for Class 1A. Dodson finished the season averaging 15.7 points per game and three points per game. Dodson shot 58 percent in two-point range and made 43 percent of this…

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City Career Fair set for April 29

March 23, 2022

A lot of people in the area are looking for good jobs, and a lot of the local businesses and industries are looking for employees. An event is being held at the end of next month to bring those two groups together. The Vandalia Career Fair Planning Committee last week announced plans for a city…

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