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Several Vandalia residents discussed their concerns during the C.A.T. meeting held last week.

Citizens discuss concerns during C.A.T. meeting

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Several members of the Vandalia community gathered to discuss their concerns in town as part of the Citizen Action Team (C.A.T.) meeting held last Wednesday inside the Lange Building. A long list of topics were discussed, which include dog call response, dangerous dogs, stop signs, community policing/neighborhood watch, police cruiser speeds in neighborhoods, better communication with the public, officer retention, meeting children, tickets given to young drivers, loud noise tickets,

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    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:12 pm


    During the morning hours of August 12, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Mexico Public Safety Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Audrain County Sheriff‘s Office served a search warrant in the 500 block of North Wade Street, Mexico. As a result of the search warrant officers seized methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Two suspects were arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute,

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  • Dameron gives demonstration at Fair

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Vandalia’s Paige Dameron gives a “Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot” demonstration at the Missouri State Fair.

    Paige Dameron, of Vandalia, demonstrated “Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot” in the 4-H Building at the Missouri State Fair. She placed third in her age group. Dameron was one of 300 youth selected to give a demonstration  at the Missouri State Fair. These demonstrations are a popular and free attraction at the fair. Simply put, a demonstration teaches others the steps needed to do something. If you have shown

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  • No new deposit rates set at City of Vandalia meeting

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Street Superintendent Dave Hamby

    During the July Board of Aldermen meeting for the City of Vandalia, it appeared the council might be set to increase utility deposit rates during its upcoming August meeting. But after discussion last week, aldermen did not approve a rate increase resolution. The council will discuss more ideas at a later date and have discussion on credit checks and an ability to reduce deposit amounts. The group also discussed the

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  • Dairy Queen holds Miracle Treat Day for MU hospital

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Front row, from left: Alec Bauman and Hannah Bauman. Back row: Lori Swank, T.J. Tiger, and Chantal Irish of the Childrens Miracle Network.

    Dairy Queen, in Vandalia, raised money last Thursday during it’s annual Miracle Treat Day, with Blizzard treat proceeds (sales price minus cost of ingredients) going to the MU Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Mo. T.J. Tiger was at the event. (Total expected to be reported at a later date). Since 1984, Dairy Queen’s all over North America have raised more than $100 million in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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  • Middletown holds reunion

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:18 am

    The Outhouse Races were held at the 122nd Middletown Reunion held this past weekend.

    Several area residents enjoyed this past Saturday’s 122nd Annual Reunion with the theme “Picnic Pride that is Middletown Wide.” The Grand Marshalls of this year’s parade were Keith and Terri Thomas. The results from the contests includes: Parade Results 1950 and Older Antique Car 1) Jim Dunn, 1930 Ford Model A Roadster; 2) Gary Heim, 1941 Chevy Half Ton Mizzou Paint 1951 and Newer 1) Don Martin, 1967 Chevy Chevelle

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  • Laddonia skyline changed

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Down buildings on E. 1st St.

    Several Laddonia area residents driving through town on Highway 54 might have recently  noticed several brick buildings being torn down. A former insurance building has been torn down on Chestnut St., previously located next to FRK Modifications, LLC. Owner Fred Reinwald said the structure was unsound. On E. 1st St., several buildings have been torn down. Those include the former Joe’s Barbershop, the old post office building, an old doctor’s

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  • Martinsburg to host picnic event on Sat., August 15-16

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:13 am

    The Modern Woodmen of America Camp No. 2556 is hosting the annual Martinsburg Picnic with the theme “Duck Dynasty Comes to Martinsburg” Friday-Saturday, August 15-16. On Friday night, the Baby Contest begins at 6 p.m. Babies are to wear plain white T-shirts and a diaper or shorts with nothing in their hair. Categories for boys and girls range from 0-24 months. The “Ultimate Image” is sponsoring the Little Mr. and

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    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    James Ryan

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