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VAHS meeting features speaker

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:55 pm

The Vandalia Area Historical Society will have a guest speaker on Friday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Library on Main Street. Audrey Jones will speak about her experience of getting into the world’s largest hobby, genealogy. The program will also include her work with the Pike County Genealogical Society and Museum. She will speak about the many projects the society is doing to continue the growth of

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  • New doll display at Historical Society

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

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    A new exhibit will be on display at the Vandalia Area Historical Society Museum Saturday, April 19, on the museum’s opening day. Pictured is Joy Davis with her collection of dolls from the 1950s into the 1960s. Joy received many of the dolls from her mother, Amanda Lee Culwell, her grandmother, Margaret Mitchell, and her great-aunt, Joyselee Matthews. A few of the dolls from her collection include Chatty Cathy, Thumbelina,

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  • Community R-VI holds Talent Show

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:45 pm

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    A final group song is performed during the Community R-VI’s Got Talent Show held on Saturday, April 5. There were more than 15 that performed. A silent auction was also held.

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  • Swank wins biscuit contest with Hardee’s

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Shown, from left: Max Soria - Operating Partner; Brenda Redd - District Manager; Jake Mitchell; Justin Swank; and Tom Trotter - Operating Partner.

    Vandalia native Justin Swank continued to make a name for himself within the Hardee’s business through Tristar Ventures d.b.a after winning the Best Biscuit Bakers contests as a general manager for a second straight year. Swank is the general manager of a Hardee’s in Rushville, Ill. The location is one of 31 owned by Tristar Ventures d.b.a in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. His prize involved Swank having all of his

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  • EAA Young Eagles

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1387 will begin its 2014 Young Eagles Spring Program on Saturday morning, April 5. Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes even work. You might even dream about being a pilot. If you’re shaking you’re head “yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, then come to the Bowling Green Airport on Saturday, April

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  • R-VI FFA ready for its Labor Auction

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    The Audrain County R-VI FFA Labor Auction will be March 23 in the Community R-VI gym. Dinner will be provided by the Audrain County Pork Producers. Doors open at 4 p.m. with the free dinner at 5 p.m., and at 6:30 p.m. the Live Labor Auction starts. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit program improvements.

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  • Take a shot at winning $1 million in challenge

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm

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    The Vandalia Leader is once again excited to hold our annual March Mayhem bracket online contest, featuring this year’s field in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. Registrations for the online event can be filled out on our webstie by clicking the large March Mayhem advertisement on the right side of the main page, located at www.vandalialeader.com. The NCAA Men’s Division I basketball tournament has begun but brackets can be

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