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  • The Way We Were

    30 Years Ago

    1988 – Darrell and Lana Potter and Larry and Pat Coughlin of St. Elmo opened the Midwest Country Antique Mall, the only antique mall located between Terre Haute, Ind., and St. Louis, Mo.
    Improvement work on the intake structure at Vandalia Lake was completed.

    40 Years Ago

    1978 – Charles Rummelin, who died in June 1977, willed the bulk of his estate to worthy causes that would enhance the general health and welfare of the community of Vandalia.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: These four siblings attended Vandalia schools grades K-12.

  • Bromwell was a prominent figure

    Henry Bromwell was a prominent man in Vandalia in the 1850’s. He did many important things, owned a newspaper, served as county judge and then moved in 1870 to Colorado, where he did more important things, such as being elected to the Territorial Council to establish the state of Colorado. He died in Denver in 1903.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: This young girl, who was born in 1945, attended Maple Grove School and lives in Pittsburg. She has a son and a daughter, and a brother and a sister.
    There was no photo last week.

  • One of our town's early hotel owners

    Cyrus Tuttle was born on May 15, 1797, at Brandon, Vt., and died on Dec. 9, 1848, Seminary Township, Fayette County.  He was a son of Capt. Solomon and Deborah Strong Tuttle, and came with his family to Fayette County in 1836, settling in Seminary Township.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: This young girl, who was born in 1945, attended Maple Grove School and lives in Pittsburg. She has a son and a daughter, and a brother and a sister.
    There was no photo last week.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    No photo this week.
    Last week's photo: Elaine Culbertson
    Identifying her were: Judy Carruthers, Elaine Culbertson and Ruth Ann Garrison.
    This week’s Scrambler: nioghnt agter saw vere ecadeivh tuhiotw shatinsemu.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week's Scrambler: It is a growling man who lives a dog's life.

  • Vandalia Memories