Broux is new editor of L-U

John Broux, of Pana, is the new general manager and editor for the Vandalia Leader-Union. He began his duties on Monday, Feb. 8 and will also serve as the general manager for the Altamont News-Banner. A native of Pana, Broux began his career with the Pana News-Palladium in 1986, before moving on to more regional…

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Powell is on trade magazine cover

Andy Powell never expected to make the cover of a trade publication, but there he is, on the cover of the December issue of Fender Bender magazine. Powell, who moved his business from Brownstown to Vandalia two years ago, consented to an interview in early 2020 when COVID-19 hit, and really “didn’t think much of…

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Shortage of dispatchers

Police, fire and medical personnel responding to an emergency need to know exactly where they are going and what they will be facing. That is the role of police and fire dispatchers. Unfortunately, finding individuals to fill that position is not easy. About a month after Fayette County raised the salary for its part-time telecommunicators…

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Family YMCA Phase II

• Space for multiple programs at once. • Gymnasium for programming and another gymnasium for general membership use. • Larger more welcoming lobby with multiple gymnasium views. • Additional access doors for relieving high traffic areas. • Multiple activity rooms for programs and services. • Larger, 6,300-square-foot Wellness Center with upgraded equipment and scenic window…

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Family YMCA of Fayette County moving onto Phase II

Ben Frazier Family YMCA of Fayette County Executive Director Our future is also your future. In honor of our commitment to our communities that we serve, we are excited to announce that it is time for us to grow. Phase 2 is finally here. Our Phase 2 brings an additional 18,000 square feet of space…

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Museum seeks items

The organization that operates the Fayette County Museum is celebrating the county’s bicentennial this year, and it’s asking county residents to participate in the celebration. To commemorate the museum’s 200th birthday, Historical Vandalia Inc. is planning to have events and displays this year. The history of the county is as follows: • Illinois became a…

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FCHD gives directions for shots for elderly

Fayette County Health Department The Fayette County Health Department will be doing appointment-only clinics each week for the foreseeable future. When we call you to give you an appointment day/time to get the vaccine, this is what it looks like: • You will start the line going south on Sixth street, then come around and…

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