Engagements (Brooks – Wieczorek)

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Artie J. Brooks, of Wellsville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter Kayla Michelle Brooks to Jason Michael Wieczorek, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Wieczorek, of Perry, Mo. and Ms. Sarah Bradshaw of Troy, Mo. Miss Brooks is the granddaughter of Mrs. Val Galloway, of Vandalia, Mo. and Mrs. Lizzie Brooks, of Mexico, Mo. Mr. Wieczorek is the grandson of Mrs. Lucille Wieczorek, Mr.

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  • 2nd Birthday

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm


    On April 5, Evelyn Deimeke celebrated her second birthday at her home in Laddonia. The theme was the Minions from “Despicable Me.” Many family members and friends attended the celebration along with her cousins, Daniel and Logan Stansbuy from Kansas City and her big brother, Skylar Curtis. Pictures of the party were taken by Bruce Boyce and Ashley Curtis. Snacks along with cake were served to everyone who attended. Evelyn

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  • Marriage Licenses

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    The following people have applied for their marriage license in the office of the Recorder of Deeds Janis Deimeke. Roy Dale Bradshaw, Jr., Licking, Mo., and Melissa Mae Youngblood, Vandalia, Mo. Lino Barrera Gomez, Boonville, Mo., and Tonya Jo Burcham, Vandalia, Mo. Nathan Daniel Robinett, Auxvasse, Mo., and Emily Elizabeth Magnuson, Auxvasse, Mo. Cheyenne Coty Hott, Mexico, Mo., and Veronica Lynn Shaw, Mexico, Mo. Grant Allen Van Den Heuvel, Fremont,

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MoDOT Weekly Report

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Audrain County Construction US 54 – Inactive; Surface improvements at various locations; Estimated Completion: Fall 2014 US 54 – Inactive; Resurface from route J in Mexico to MO 19 south junction near Martinsburg (Scotts Corner); Estimated Completion: Fall 2014 MO 15 – Inactive; Sealing operations from MO 154 to just north of MO 22; Estimated Completion: Fall 2014 Route Z – Inactive; Bridge improvements/redeck at Young’s Creek located 2 miles

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  • MoDOT

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Audrain County Construction US 54 – Surface improvements at various locations; Inactive until spring/summer 2014; Estimated Completion: Fall 2014 US 54 – Resurface from route J in Mexico to MO 19 south junction near Martinsburg (Scotts Corner); Inactive until spring/summer 2014; Estimated Completion: Fall 2014 MO 15 – Sealing operations from MO 154 to just north of MO 22; Inactive until spring/summer 2014; Estimated Completion: Fall 2014 Route Z –

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  • Culvert Replacement

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    On Tuesday, March 11, MoDOT crews will close Route BB in Audrain County east of Scott’s Corner from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an emergency culvert replacement. The road will be closed today between Route AA and Audrain County Road 649 which is just west of Route W. Motorists must use alternate routes during these times; some areas of the road will be open to local traffic only. All

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Front row: Samantha Davis. Back row: Coach Mindy Nasir, Nathan Kraft, Bryan Mink, and Wei Lin.

Scholar Bowl Team shines at districts

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm

The Van-Far Scholar Bowl Team competed in the Class 2 District 13 Tournament on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Monroe City High School. Van-Far won their first game against Elsberry 280-210, lost their second game against Monroe City  340-210, and won their third game against Mark Twain 180-170. Van-Far moved on to the semifinals as the fourth seed where they were defeated by Monroe City 370-180. All District Individual High

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  • Van-Far Band/Choir get district marks

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Van-Far Band/Choir Director Alex Cucciarre was pleased with the strong student performances at the District Band/Vocal Contests held April 3-5 at Mexico High School. The band received a “2” rating while the choir earned a “3” rating at the district event. “I was very impressed with our performance at contest this year,” Cucciarre said. “The students really gave it their all and performed an excellent show. This year, the Van-Far

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  • Van-Far students get Honor Roll

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    TERM 3 “A” HONOR ROLL   (7th) Alec Adam, Paige Dameron, Jayle Jennings, Avery Rost, Lauren Shaw; (8th) Taryn Adam, Walker Franke, Jacob Garner, Joshua Hodde, Colten Jensen, Mackenzie Kurz, Paul Schambach; (Freshmen) Alexis DeTienne, Andrew Snodgrass; (Sophomores) Renee Nelson, Abbegail Robinson; (Juniors)  Abilene Gatson, Kayleigh Kohl, Bryan Mink, Molly Nagel; (Seniors) Mackenzie Baumbach, Ciara Craven, Brooke Johnson, Wei Lin “B” HONOR ROLL 7th GRADE Alec Adam, Gage Barney, Cole Chrisman,

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Easter Sunrise Service at St. Joseph

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:52 pm

The St. John’s Catholic Church in Laddonia will host community Sunrise Easter services on Sunday, April 20 beginning at 6 a.m.

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  • Candlelight Easter Musical in Farber

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    “Calvary Covers It All,” a candlelight Easter musical arranged by Sterling Holbrook, will be presented by the Farber Baptist Church Choir this Sunday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. The musical will be directed by Karen Holbrook and accompanied by Sterling Holbrook. Choir members are sopranos Linda Prior and Jackie Ostrom; alto Karen Holbrook; tenors Tom Wright and Sterling Holbrook; and basses Jerry Ostrom and Tom Prior. Candlelighters are Crystal Davis

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  • Middletown church ready for Revival

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Middletown Christian Church will be hosting a Revival April 11–13, featuring Larry Necessary as the guest minister.  The services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday – Sunday evening, and at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. The theme for the Revival will be “We are Your Church”. Bro. Necessary and his wife, Carol, come to us from Richmond, Indiana.   He ministered at MCC from January 1979 through December 1981. Brian

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Eastern Audrain Library/YMCA Project

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm

The Vandalia Recreation Corporation has tax credits available for purchase.   Please see below information. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (NAP) QUESTIONS MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED BY BUSINESSES I. WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMING THE NAP CREDIT? • To qualify for the credit, a business must make an eligible contribution to Vandalia Recreation Corporation. Since each project has limited credits, and occasionally is subject to certain other restrictions, you are strongly advised to

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  • Responders to discuss network

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    The Missouri Department of Public Safety announces a series of meetings with the public safety/first responder community to explore how implementation of a dedicated public safety broadband network could benefit their mission.  Input will also be requested from those protecting critical infrastructure. The Department received a federal grant, the State and Local Grant Implementation Program (SLIGP), and as part of the grant, is partnering with the Missouri Association of Councils

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  • Van-Far holds Fitness For Heart event

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:43 pm


    Christi Vigil and Dixie Hardin at the Heart Rates and Health Station during the 1st Annual Fitness For Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association.

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