• Childers Celebrates 30 years

    Vandalia optometrist Dr. Kevin Childers this week celebrated the 30th anniversary of his local practice, Eye Care of Vandalia, with an open house.

    The Marion native attended optometry school at Indiana University and started his practice in 1984. His office staff includes his wife Pam (office manager), Twyla Finley (28 years) and Katrina Wollerman (23 years). "Vandalia has been a good place to live and practice," he said.

  • FCH now able to do bone density scans

    Fayette County Hospital recently announced that the bone densitometry machine, purchased by Friends & Families Foundation of Fayette County Hospital & Long Term Care has arrived, and patients can now schedule an appointment for a bone density test.

  • Eye Care of Vandalia to celebrate 30th anniversary May 20

    Eye Care of Vandalia, established by optometrist Kevin Childers in 1984, will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an open house from 2-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20.
    Located at 2202 W. Randolph St., the office telephone is 283-3511.

  • Shurtz, Taylor join MSI; working in Pana office

    Shelby Shurtz and Kim Taylor  have joined MSI. Combined, they have 65 years in the mortgage lending business.

  • Hometown Support Program Distributions
  • FCH hires endocrinologist

    Fayette County Hospital has hired an endocrinologist to provide services in its Physician Specialty Clinic.

  • Business Expo

    Mike Mars, center, owner of Mars Plumbing in Vandalia, visits with potential customers at the April 12 Business Expo.

    Sponsored by BNI Network Masters, the event featured about 20 area businesses. It was held in the gymnasium at Vandalia Elementary School.

  • St. Peter Insurance named to GM president's club

St. Peter Insurance Agency of St Peter was recently named to the prestigious 2014 Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.'s  president’s club.
    Recognized by Larry Jansen,  Grinnell Mutual president and CEO, St. Peter Insurance Agency ranks among the company’s top 50 agencies and 12 farm mutual companies for outstanding achievement in the insurance profession.
    President’s club members provide insight to Grinnell Mutual on key insurance and business issues.

  • First Vandalia Corp. holds its annual meeting

    The annual stockholders’ meeting of First Vandalia Corp., parent company of The First National Bank,  with locations in Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville, was held on Wednesday April 9, at The First National Bank in Vandalia.
    Directors William E. Chappel, B. Rand Edwards, and Todd L. Shulman were re-elected to serve three-year terms.
    They join current directors Thomas L. McCarty, R. Wynn Provines, Janice K. Romack, Ann M. Schwarm, and Haldon E. Warner.

  • Legal assistants at Law Group complete courses

    Legal assistants Jill Mouser, ITP, and Megan Tegeler, IEP, of LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke and Payne Law Group, recently completed courses offered by the Illinois Land Title Association.

    Those courses qualify them to be designated an Illinois Title Professional and an Illinois Escrow Professional. Those designations have become the recognized standard for professional achievement in the land title insurance industry in Illinois.
    Mouser and Tegeler are among only 140 people statewide who have achieved those designations.