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The City of Vandalia Board of Alderman and administrators held their monthly meeting last Tuesday inside the Lange Building.

City of Vandalia approves Street plan

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm

The City of Vandalia’s Board of Aldermen approved its 2014 Street Improvement Plan during the Tuesday, April 8 meeting. The new plan proposes $52,500 in programmed chip seal along with $10,500 in unprogrammed maintenance with no asphalt overlay at this time. The city expects to address at least 60 blocks. Oil and gravel costs are estimated and any significant change will be reflected in the blocks addressed. The top five

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  • R-VI investigates alleged teacher/student abuse

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm


    The Community  R-VI School District was forced last week to publicly defend a 5th grade teacher who recently faced abuse allegations made by one of their students. Since the investigation, a student’s parent shared information with a television station in Columbia. The allegations of verbal abuse allegedly took place some time during the past two months. According to a letter signed by Superintendent Cheryl Mack and Elementary Principal Natalie Gibson,

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  • License Office officially open at new location

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Vandalia Housing Authority Executive Director Alan Chandler talks with staff who are ready to assists License Office customers in Vandalia.

    The Vandalia License Office officially opened its doors on April 9 at its newest location, inside the Vandalia Housing Authority building on Main St. Executive Director Alan Chandler said the office will offer the same services most recently provided by the City of Vandalia. “On the initial day we had a computer glitch but other than that, things seem to be running smoothly,” Chandler said. The License Office hours are

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  • Learning more about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line Project

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:03 pm


    A proposed route has been established for the hotly debated Grain Belt Express Clean Line in Missouri, but Audrain County is not included in the project. The final result came after an extensive process meeting with landowners, government agencies, community leaders, and more to determine a route with “minimal impact to land use” as well as natural and cultural resources. A sketch shows the route running from the Illinois border,

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  • Drug arrest made in Mexico

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm


    During the late evening hours of April 2, 2014, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Audrain County Sheriff‘s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol served a search warrant in the 1500 Block of Audrain County Road 9906. As a result of the search warrant officers seized methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. One suspect was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Arrested: Jeffrey Scott Clayton,

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  • Pike County Sheriff’s Department makes arrests

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 8:10 pm


    Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte releases the following information: On April 1, 2014 Jesse W. Jacobs, 27, of Bowling Green was arrested an on a warrant for Distribution of a Controlled Substance near schools. Pike County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Fisher has charged Jacobs with the class A felony for selling synthetic marijuana within 2000 feet of a school on February 4, 2014, Judge David Ash issued the warrant, with bond

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  • Laddonia Election items – Fire District and Laddonia/Farber Special Road District

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:35 pm


    Laddonia fire seeks passage for funding Due to low revenues collected from a limited amount of district residents paying their dues along with the necessity of upgrading equipment with other services, the Laddonia Rural Fire District knew it was time to change the way things are being done if it is to continue providing emergency services to the area. A measure on the ballot next Tuesday is asking for voters

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  • Candidate races – Vandalia Mayor, Laddonia Board of Aldermen, Community R-VI School Board

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm


    Kuda, Jr. and Wenzel run for mayor (Profiles appear in order as names appear on the ballot.) Current City of Vandalia Mayor Ramon Barnes has decided to retire after serving the city in that office since 1992. This means Vandalia voters will be electing a new mayor next week for the first time in 22 years. Ralph Kuda, Jr. Ralph Kuda, Jr. has lived in Vandalia for at least 60

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  • Drug bust in Vandalia

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Melissa Outlaw

    During the late evening hours of March 26, 2014, the Vandalia Police Department, Audrain County Sheriff‘s Office, and the East Central Drug Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at the 700 Block of West Page Street, Vandalia, Missouri.  As a result of the search warrant officers seized synthetic cannabinoids and drug paraphernalia. One suspect was arrested for child endangerment, possession of synthetic cannabinoids, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

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