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Five suspects arrested for burglary in Pike County

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reports the following: On the night of September 2, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office along with East Central Drug Task Force, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detectives, and Troopers from the Highway Patrol executed two search warrants in southern Pike County. Eolia Fire Protection District assisted with the use of a light plant. These search warrants were the culmination of an investigation into a residential burglary

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  • Health Department partners with SSM Health Care

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    The Audrain County Health Department Home Health and Hospice has always prided itself on “patient-first”.  In order to maintain the full continuum of quality care to the residents of Audrain County, the determination was made that it is in the best interest of the residents of Audrain County to work with SSM Health Care. After lengthy discussion and negotiation, the Audrain County Health Department Home Health and Hospice services will

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  • Man threatens family with a gun

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    James R. Dougherty

    On September 6, 2014 at approximately 9:12 p.m., the Pike County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from 6456 Pike 457 for a man threatening his family with a gun. James R. Dougherty, age 59, of that address, was taken in to custody by Sheriff’s Deputies.  Dougherty has been charged by Pike County Prosecutor Mark Fisher with class C felony of domestic assault in the second degree. Class C felony

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  • Sparks honored with open house

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm


    Family, friends, and co-workers showed up to the Van-Far High School library last Friday to honor Crystal Sparks, who is retiring after 28 years of service to the district. The Open House was held from 3:15-5:30 p.m. She was joined by her daughter Stephanie Minor and husband Barry Sparks for a photo with a retirement cake. Van-Far R-I Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hunter presented her with a State Resolution from Rep.

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  • Audrain County Sheriff’s Report

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    August 26 Arrested: Cameron Michael McCoy, age 19, of Mexico, on a Callaway County warrant for probation violation. Johnathan William Byington, age 26, of Moscow Mills, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving while revoked. Sebastian Douglas Miller, age 21, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of driving without

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  • Local Masonic lodge holds raffle

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm


    The Vandalia Masonic Lodge No. 491 held a recent shotgun raffle and the winner is pictured receiving the elected cash option instead of the shotgun. Pictured are members of the lodge, from left: Charles Scrogin, Ronnie Heaton (winner), Monte Morton (of Bowling Green), and Ed Babb. Second place was a case of shotgun shells won by John Heaton, of El Paso, Texas and third place was a hunting vest won

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  • Ice bucket challenge a success for ALS Association

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm


    Staff from Ennis Implement in Vandalia recently took on an ice bucket challenge from the Ronnie Heaton family. They used a tractor for the challenge that was operated by Sonny McCurdy. Ennis Implement has since challenged Jerry and Janet Epperson, Jordan and Kylie Epperson, and the office staff from Gentle Healthy Smiles. Several Vandalia area residents have filmed themselves taking the challenge in recent weeks. Meanwhile, several critics of the

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  • Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Diane Olson

    Three area teachers were recognized for receiving mini-grants  at th Audrain County Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting held August 21 in Mexico. Guest Speaker Diane Olson presented the awards. Olson is the Director of Promotion and Education Programs for the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation. It was noted that just 29 mini-grants were given in the state and three were awarded to Audrain County. Kendra Allen, from the Mexico School District, was

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  • Rural Pike County man in jail after wife is shot in head

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Steve Rusher

    By Amy Patterson Bowling Green Times A man from the rural outskirts of southern Pike County remains behind bars after an altercation between he and his wife ended with her sustaining a gunshot wound to her forehead. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, his office received a call on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 4:21 p.m. from a man at 14399 Pike 340 who stated he had accidently shot his

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