• Television Winners At Hosick Motors

    Gary and Loretta Pfenninger recently won a 26-inch LCD flatscreen television from Hosick Motors in Vandalia. They are shown with Hosick Motors sales representative Brian Major, left.

  • New owners

    David and Ruth Stone are the new owners of the Culligan Water Conditioning Service in Vandalia.
    For the past 15 years, the Stones have operated a power washer sales company in the Vandalia area, and now they’ll move into another area of the water business.

  • Regina's Antique Treasures Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at Regina's Antique Treasures, a new antique and collectables store located at 2525 Veterans Ave., Suite B, in Vandalia. Owned by Regina Brown, the store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and is closed on Monday. The telephone number is 283-9116.

  • Vandalia Rehab provides 'comfort bears'

    First Photo - Residents and staff at Vandalia Rehabilitation Center hold some of the stuffed bears that they helped to make. Those "Comfort Bears" will be donated to the Fayette County Health Department, which will give them to young patients undergoing treatment there. Pictured, from left, are, front row, Sarah Laurie, Edrie Pinion and Maxine Bogle; middle row, Ida Radcliff, Ruth Montcue, Norma Sarver and Betty Tucker; back row, Bev Swofford (FCHD), Eleanor McNutt (retired activity director), Kelly Mock (activity director) and Michelle Vaughan (administrator).

  • Schaal and Associates' Johnson wins sales award

    Donna Johnson of Schaal & Associates Real Estate was awarded the bronze award at the recent annual banquet held by the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors in Collinsville. The bronze award is based on sales of $1 million of transactions closed.

  • Verizon store officially opens

    After being quietly open since late March, the Verizon Wireless store in Vandalia officially opened its doors on May 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.

  • FCH Challenges Rotary Club

    Fayette County Hospital has challenged the Vandalia Rotary Club in the next blood drive, which will be held on Tuesday, May 24.

    In the Rotary Challenge, community organizations and businesses compete with the Rotary Club to get the most donors attempting to give blood. Each group will select a charitable organization that will be the recipient of a $200 donation from a participating area bank if their group wins. Pictured above are Rotary President Kevin Childers, left, and Greg Starnes, CEO of Fayette County Hospital.

  • National Bank Easter Winners

    Breanna Junior of Vandalia (first photo) was the winner of one of the Easter Basket drawings held on April 22 by National Bank in Vandalia. Her basket included toys and candy.

    Tristan Hunter of Vandalia (second photo) was the other Easter Basket winner in a drawing held by National Bank of Vandalia on April 22. Included in his basket are a bat and ball, as well as other toys and candy.

  • Old Capital View Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday at Old Capital View restaurant on Fourth Street in downtown Vandalia.

    Those participating included owners Betty and Roger Roe (center), and Betty's sister, Jessie Maske (far left), and their employees.

  • Denny's Groundbreaking

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, April 28, at South Central FS Fast Stop for the Denny's Restaurant that will be opening at that location in the fall.

    Participants included Mayor Rick Gottman, South Central FS General Manager Byron Sikma, Denny's franchisee Dave Behrends, Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman, Vandalia Director of Economic Development JoAnn Givens and Doug Fulk of Fulk Construction, the general contractor for the Denny's project.