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Two arrested in Ralls County

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Ralls Sheriff Gerry Dinwiddie announced that on Friday April 10, the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office took a call of a suspicious vehicle in rural Ralls County. Upon arrival deputies identified Michael Curtis, age 61, of Quincy, Ill. and Shay Alexander,  age 33, of Hannibal. The deputies also discovered multiple drugs and drug related items. The following charges are pending on Michael Curtis: possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled

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  • City of Laddonia swears in officials

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    New Laddonia Mayor Josh Deimeke, right, is handed words for his oath of office from City Attorney Tom Ellis.

    While a new mayor and new aldermen were sworn in during last Thursday’s City of Laddonia meeting, two outgoing aldermen expressed their wishes for the town under a new administration. The meeting surprisingly opened with some controversy when the outgoing board asked those in attendance at the beginning to leave the room due to the need for an Executive Session. This was on the agenda. The outgoing board met for

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  • Martinsburg dedicates new weather siren

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Consultant Steve Cearlock demonstrates the siren’s functions in Martinsburg.

    A new weather siren was officially dedicated and tested last Friday morning in Martinsburg, just one day after a severe weather system came through the area. The city had been without an outdoor warning siren for at least five years. Chris Newbrough, an Audrain County Grant Coordinator who works with the Audrain County Emergency Management Agency, addressed a crowd of spectators attending a press conference where the siren was installed

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  • Vandalia man arrested

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Jose Allen Ramirez III

    On April 3, Jose Allen Ramirez III, age 46, of Vandalia, was charged by Pike County Prosecutor Mark Fisher with the class B felony of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. The honorable Judge David Ash set bond at $25,000 cash only. These charges are the result of ongoing investigations of illegal drug activity. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office or their

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  • National Commander visits Laddonia

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm, fourth from left, is joined by Martinsburg Post Commander Joe Vomund, Laddonia’s Post Commander Charlie Meador, Rep. Jay Houghton, and Missouri American Legion Department Commander Dennis Woeltje.

    American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm stopped in Laddonia last week for a “Meet and Greet” at the Hubbell-Paris Post No. 510. Helm visited with members from posts in Laddonia, Hannibal (Post 55 Legion Riders Chapter), and Martinsburg (Post 552) during his brief visit. He was joined by George Scarborough, Senior Vice Commander; Dennis Woeltjze, Missouri American Legion Department Commander; Lowry Finley-Jackson, the state’s Department Adjutant; Paul Bennett, Department

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  • Ray Hall honored for 17 years of service at reception

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Ray Hall with proclamation from Rep. Jay Houghton.

    A Retirement Reception was held last Tuesday for E. Ray Hall, who stepped down after 17 years as the Director for the Mexico-Audrain County Library District. The reception was held at the Mexico headquarters. Hall received thanks from his colleagues for his service to the district. He was then presented a Missouri State proclamation from Sen. Jeanie Riddle and Rep. Jay Houghton. Hall also received a plaque from the district.

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  • Two arrested in drug bust

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm

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    Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reported that on March 24 Sheriff’s Deputies received information about drug activity and obtained a search warrant for an apartment at 217 S High Street in Bowling Green. Deputies and Bowling Green police officers served the search warrant. Located in the residence was over 70 grams of marijuana. The residence was occupied by two 18-year-old males, who have been charged, and a 4 year-old-child. Austin

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  • Election Focus: Local Alderman races

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:25 pm

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    City of Laddonia Alderman race —The following preview of the election for alderman in the City of Laddonia includes a biographical write-up on each candidate and a vision statement/point of emphasis on fulfilling to duties of the office, if elected on April 7, 2015. Candidates appear in the following article in the same order their names appear on the election ballot. Information was either submitted in electronic or paper form

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  • Election Focus: Local Mayoral races

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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    Laddonia Mayoral race —The following preview of the election for mayor in the City of Laddonia includes a biographical write-up on each candidate and a vision statement/point of emphasis on fulfilling to duties of the office, if elected on April 7, 2015. Candidates appear in the following article in the same order their names appear on the election ballot. Information was either submitted in electronic or paper form by the

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