• Calderaro joins the Law Group

    LeFcvre, Oldfield, Myers, Apke &. Payne Law Group Ltd. has announced that Ariana E. Calderaro has joined the firm in the practice of law.
    On Nov. 6, Calderaro was formally sworn in to the Illinois Bar.
    Calderaro was born in Pasadena, Calif., in 1986, and her family moved to Hannibal, Mo., in 1996.

  • FS Promotion Helps Varsity Club

    Representatives of South Central FS recently presented to the Vandalia Community High School Varsity Club a donation of $1,110, which was raised through a special promotion in September.

    During that month, FS donated one cent from every gallon of unleaded fuel sold at its Travel Center and Fast Stop. The promotion ties in with the FS slogan of "Supporting Our Community." Above, Trevor Apke (left), manager of the Travel Center, and Tina Tinker (center) manager of the FastStop, present the donation to VCHS Assistant Principal Greta Krueger.

  • Osborne joins staff of FNB

    First National Bank announces that Tyler Osborne has been hired as the assistant financial officer, starting at his new position on Oct. 13, 2014.

  • Southwestern Electric annual meeting is Sept. 6

    Southwestern Electric Cooperative members and their families are invited to attend the co-op’s 76th annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Greenville Junior High School. Doors will open at 7 a.m., and breakfast will be served from 7-9:30 a.m.
    The cooperative’s business meeting will follow at 10 a.m.

  • Wayne Adams joins L-U advertising sales staff

    Wayne Adams, a veteran salesman for phone directories in South Central Illinois, has joined The Leader-Union as an advertising sales representative.

  • Midland States Bank promotes Michael King

    Midland States Bank announced this week the promotion of Michael King to Regional Banking Center Manager for the Central and Southern Illinois regions.

  • Drew Baldridge Performs At Altamont

    Patoka native Drew Baldridge continues to advance his country music career.

    He recently performed at the Effingham County Fair in Altamont. During his career, he has shared the stage with artists such as Alabama, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry and Justin Moore.

  • Ninja Turtles Visit Starmax

    The Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles made their second visit to Vandalia within a month, showing up on Saturday at Starmax Cinemas on Mattes Avenue to meet with local children.

  • Business Briefs

    Leader-Union wins two awards in IPA

    The Leader-Union won two awards in the annual contest conducted by the Illinois Press Association.
    The first award was a second place in the photo series category for a photo page on the fundraising concert performed by the Vandalia Community High School Band in early 2013. Publisher Dave Bell shot the photos and Managing Editor Rich Bauer did the layout for the page.

  • New Manager at Huddle House

    Bob Dilley, the new manager of the Huddle House restaurant in Vandalia, has been around the block in the food service industry.