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Pike County SWCD to hold experts event

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm

The Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring an “Ask The Experts” event in Bowling Green at the City Park on Wednesday, August 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you’ve ever had questions about natural resource  or environmental concerns, here is your chance to ask an expert. Some agencies and areas of expertise already committed are:  DNR – State Cost Share Programs and Services, Environmental Issues

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  • Farber Fun Fest to add Photo Contest

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Another new event is announced at the 2014 Farber Summer Fun Fest.  A Photo Contest is scheduled for Saturday, August 2 at the Community Building.  Pictures must be in place by 9 a.m. and can be picked up by 6 p.m. Pictures must be 8×10 or smaller and need to be either framed or matted. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. Please place name, age, and category on the

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  • Mel Elzea visits with members of VAHS

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Mel Elzea

    The Vandalia Area Historical Society greatly appreciates the attendance at their July 19 meeting in the Museum Genealogy Library. Vandalia native, Mel Elzea, was the guest speaker. He told the group about a book he was writing titled “All About m.e.” He spoke of the first eight years of his life, which were spent in Vandalia, and how they shaped his character, his life, and his career. He also gave

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  • Several area youngsters shine during Audrain County 4-H Fair

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Audrain County Fair King Ryan Shopher with Queen Mackenzie Stumpe, both of Mexico.

    Several youngsters competing in a variety of competitions at this year’s Audrain County 4-H Fair enjoyed success through  the first three days. This year’s activities held July 18-20 out of the five day festival featured a king and queen coronation, a rodeo presented by MCRC, Little Mr./Little Miss contest, a Baby Show, and several animal show contests. The Little Mr. winner was Logan Young, son of Kristen and Jeremy Young.

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  • Magician Rick Eugene entertains at Vandalia Library

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm


    Professional magician Rick Eugene entertained more than 50 adults and youngsters during the Vandalia Library’s Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, July 9. The event was free to the public.

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  • Vandalia Rotary Club holds Tractor Cruise

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Brian Snodgrass at the beginning of the event.

    Thirty-five tractor drivers braved dusty roads and fresh blacktop to participate in the Annual Rotary Tractor Cruise. The cruise left the Vandalia Area Fairgrounds going east to Amish country. They stopped at Waggler’s Bakery for hot cinnamon rolls and then on to Eicher Brothers Cabinet Shop for a tour. They then headed west to Eicher’s Store and Footwear (middle photo) for a group photo in front of the store (top

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  • Mel Elzea to be guest speaker for VAHS

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Mel Elzea

    Mel Elzea, a native Vandalian, will be the guest speaker at the Vandalia Area Historical Society meeting on Friday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. Elzea says that he has fond memories of his hometown and has written a book entitled “All About m.e.” His career includes 14 years in the broadcast television industry, nine and a half years in pioneering broadcast FM radio and 25 years originating mobile units for

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