Today's News

  • Easton Randall Brummet

    Cody and Jordan Brummet of Ramsey are the parents of a boy born at 1:34 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was named Easton Randall.
    Grandparents are Jerry and Cathy Brummet, and Randy and Kim Kelly, all of Ramsey.
    Great-grandparents are Clyde and Louise Brummet of Nokomis, Ray and Caroline Roe of Ramsey, Jerry and Elsie Kelly of Ramsey, and the late Mary Reed and Earl Thompson of Pana.

  • Clark-Elam

    Rachel Clark and Trevor Elam have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Fry-Roberts

    Jodi Fry of Moscow Mills, Mo., and Josh Roberts of Vandalia were united in marriage on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

  • Logue-Dunn

    Rebecca Ann Logue and David Anthony Dunn were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Brownstown, with the Rev. John Heicher and David Arnold officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Jim and Sherri Dagen of Brownstown, and Mike and Jo Ellen Logue of Greenville.
    The tgroom is the son of Elizibeth Faye Dunn of Vandalia.
    The couple resides in Vandalia.

  • School Menus

    Monday, Oct. 31 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Nov. 1 – Bacon scramble, breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Choice of cereal, pumpkin chocolate chip muffin.   
    Thursday, Nov. 3 – Choice of cereal, cinnamon roll.   
    Friday, Nov. 4 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    Monday, Oct. 31 – Chicken breast patty, mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, fruit, bread and milk.    

  • Schools Foundation sees success with reunion, grant

    The 2011 Vandalia Community High School All-School Reunion held at the American Legion on Oct. 3 grew as more people attended.

  • Leader-Union Holds Bake Sale For Breast Cancer

    Members of The Leader-Union staff baked and sold cookies and cakes last Wednesday as a fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer.

    The staff also received some donations of baked goods from local residents. The event raised nearly $200. Shown, from left, are: Judy Mitchell, Bridget Lash, Melinda Garrison, Fran Cole, Rosie Torbeck, Barb Oberlink, Andrew Harner, Penny Richards, Peggy Schulze and Lovetta Lockart.

  • Chamber holds New Business Breakfast

    Ten new Vandalia business owners and managers were honored earlier this month at the annual Vandalia Chamber of Commerce New Business Breakfast.
    In addition to emcee Kevin Childers and Chamber President Dana Whiteman, the program for the Oct. 13 event included remarks by Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman.
    Gottman thanked the new business owners for taking the risk to start a new business, and he pledged the city’s ongoing support. In particular, he noted efforts by the Flowers family and Dennis Grubaugh in the downtown area.

  • Merchants holding cutest baby contest

    A group of downtown Vandalia merchants are holding a cutest baby contest to raise funds for the digital mammography machine at Fayette County Hospital.
    The entry fee is $10, and votes will cost $1.
    The contest will run through Olde Tyme Christmas in downtown Vandalia next month.
    For more information, stop by Crazy Daisy Boutique or Family Video.

  • Rotary Hands Out Dictionaries

    Members of the Vandalia Rotary Club last week distributed dictionaries to all third-grade students in Fayette and Bond counties.

    First Photo: Dale Timmermann explains the project to third-graders at Vandalia Elementary School. With him are Rotarians Ben Timmermann, Don Carpenter (partially hidden), Todd McKellar, Larry Cable and Stephen Friedel. Secodn Photo: Ben and Dale Timmerman hand out the dictionaries. The dictionaries were purchased through a $700 grant from Wal-Mart.