• New Location For Fayette County Real Estate

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new home of Fayette County Real Estate at 725 W. Fillmore St., with Mayor Rick Gottman (center) cutting the ribbon.

    Those attending included broker/owner Kelly Washburn and her husband Jared; broker Kris Nalley; Kelly Washburn’s mother, Susie Pontious; chamber members Sally Emerick, Brock Brannon, Joe Schaal, Sandy Michel and Audrey Givens; and Sandy Kleinik, Cheryl Snow, Kelly Coker and Margie Wall of Bond County Title.

  • New FCH machine to detect osteoporosis

    Fayette County Hospital is expanding its health and wellness services with the addition of a bone densitometry machine.
    At the Feb. 11 meeting of the Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital Foundation, the organization's board authorized the purchase of a new bone densitometry  system that is used to  detect osteoporosis.
    That machine is manufactured by Hologic, a well-known brand of radiologic equipment.

  • The Money Pit offers guns, ammo and coins

    Though he just opened his gun and coin shop last month, buying and selling those items is something Justin Arndt has been doing for 30 years.

  • New attorney at The Law Group

    Veteran Effingham attorney Rockney L. Weber has joined the Vandalia-based law firm of LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group Ltd. He will continue to practice in the areas of real estate, banking law, and estate and business planning.
    As Weber joins the firm, the attorneys of LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group Ltd. have purchased the building in which he practiced in the firm of Schniederjon, Weber & Orr. The Law Group will be moving its Effingham practice to that building, located at 304 E. Jefferson St. in Effingham.

  • Rotary Club Senior Students Of The Month

    Five Vandalia Community High School senior girls were recently treated to a meal with the Vandalia Rotary Club to honor them as the Rotary Club Senior Students of the Month for the first semester.

    Honored were, front row, from left, Iris Daiber, Kristyn Nichols and Brandy Protz. In the back row, from left, were Kendall Leander and Kathryn Shields. Pictured with the honorees were Rotary President Steve Ainscough, far left, and VCHS Principal Randy Protz, far right.

  • Huddle House Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at the new Huddle House restaurant in Vandalia.

    Located adjacent to the Holiday Inn Express, the restaurant is owned by Vicki and Robert Ellsworth, who also own Huddle House restaurants in Greenville and Highland. Vicki is pictured in the center of the front row.

  • Words Wicks And Wood Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at the new location of Words, Wicks and Wood in downtown Vandalia.

    The new location, 529 W. Gallatin St., is across the street from the bookstore’s former location. It is owned and operated by Joanna Helm, center. The telephone number remains 283-1432.

  • Business Briefs

    Andy Lester joins Schaal & Associates

    Schaal & Associates Real Estate announced this week that Andy Lester of Vandalia has joined its sales firm as a broker asssociate.

  • Changes at Fayette County Hospital

    Following a nationwide trend, Fayette County Hospital has adopted a new model for in-patient physician care.

  • Winners Of A Turkey From The Leader-Union

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gehle of Shobonier were the winners of a certificate for a turkey from County Market in a recent drawing sponsored by The Leader-Union.

    Included in that drawing were the names of new and renewal subscribers to The Leader-Union. At right is Leader-Union Circulation Manager Jenn Philbrick.