• On Top of Hillside RC Ribbon-Cutting

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday at On top of Highside RC, located in the former Clark station building at the northwest corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Randolph Street.

    Above, from left, are chamber Executive Director Shannon Craycroft, Angel Rhodes and Michael Bolyard of Highside RC, chamber member Audrey Givens, Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman, and chamber members John Ashdown, Sally Emerick and Josh Wetzel. Highside RC sells remote-controlled vehicles and aircraft, as well as parts and accessories.

  • Hosick Motors Helps Shriners

    The Ainad Shriners recently purchased a new Dodge Grand Caravan with the help of Hosick Motors.

    After having the graphics applied, the van was brought back to Vandalia to unveil the finished product. Shown with the vehicle are, from left, Steve Hosick, 2013 Shrine Potentate Michael H. Grafe and local Shrine President Nathan Mewes.

  • Leader-Union Winners

    The Leader-Union recently announced the winner of a basket of fire safety products that was given to the winner of a drawing among people who subscribed to the paper during October.

    The winners were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sproat of St. Elmo. Presenting the basket was Leader-Union Circulation Manager Jenn Philbrick, right.

  • New attorney

    LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group Ltd. this week announced that Joel Andrew Slater has joined the firm.

  • Vandalia Rotary Makes Donations

    The Vandalia Rotary Club recently presented $1,000 checks to two local organizations to help with their work within the community.

    Rotary president Steve Ainscough, center, presented checks to Tom Lucken, left, representing Field of Dreams, for that group’s work to enhance area baseball diamonds; and Chuck Hutson, right, representing the Vandalia Park District, for repairs to the city swimming pool.

  • FNB provides advice on cyber security

    The Independent Community Bankers of America and First National Bank want consumers to know valuable tips and advice on how to be safe online.
    ICBA and First National Bank encourage members of the public to stay informed and become educated on how to prevent their financial information from being stolen and misused.

  • Rotary Royalty

    Rotary District Governor Larry Pennie of the Bloomington-Normal area recently visited the Vandalia Rotary Club as a part of his effort to visit every club in the district during his year in office.

    Pennie, a retired elementary school principal, was accompanied on the trip by his wife, Arlene. Steve Ainscough is president of the Vandalia Rotary Club for the current year, which began July 1. 

  • Dr. Skow selected as chief of medical staff

    Glenn Skow, M.D., has been elected by his peers as the chief of the medical staff for Fayette County Hospital & Long Term Care.

  • Friends & Families Foundation to purchase equipment for FCH

    Friends and Families Foundation of Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care has purchased two new pieces of equipment for patient care.  
    The Friends & Families Foundation, formed in 1988, has been raising funds since its inception in order to purchase expensive medical equipment and furnishings that assist the hospital in providing high-quality services to the patients that seek care there.

  • New Business Breakfast

    Seven individuals new to the Vandalia business community were honored recently at the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce's New Business Breakfast.