• 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.

  • Chamber hears about pillars of success

    A program on the “Four Pillars of Success” for businesses highlighted the final meeting of the year for the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • FNB promotes McCarty to loan officer

    First National Bank has promoted Megan McCarty to loan officer, effective Oct. 1.

  • Phoenix Physical Therapy

    After 20 years of operating her own physical therapy business, Julie Francis this fall sold her three facilities – in Vandalia, Greenville and Shelbyville – to Phoenix Physical Therapy.

  • Walmart Donates Parade Winnings to YMCA

    Wal-Mart donated its winnings from the Vandalia Lions Club's  Halloween Parade float competition to the Family YMCA of Fayette County’s Strong Kids Fund.

    The Y’s Strong Kids Fund helps pay for more than $20,000 annually in reduced or free memberships and programs through the Family YMCA of Fayette County. Above, John Ashdown, chief executive officer of the Family YMCA of Fayette County, accepts the donation from Walmart employees Jeremy Beck, Mary Alice Beck and Stacey White.

  • Winner of Tiger Lily Wreath from L-U

    Pam Sidwell of Brownstown, right, was the winner of a fall wreath from Tiger Lily Florist and Gift Shop through a drawing held by The Leader-Union.

    Sidwell's name was drawn from among those who recently renewed their subscriptions to The Leader-Union. Presenting the wreath is Leader-Union Circulation Manager Jenn Philbrick.

  • First Baptist Apartments Ribbon-Cutting

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday at the newly renovated First Baptist Apartments in the 600 block of West Gallatin Street.

    At right, from left to right, are chamber Executive Director Shannon Craycroft, chamber member Audrey Givens, First Baptist Apartments owner Chris Keiser and property manager Tara Green, Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman and chamber member Sally Emerick. In addition to apartments, Keiser wants to use the building to house commercial businesses.
    Photo by Rich Bauer