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A few parents commented on a letter sent to 5th grade parents during the R-VI board meeting.

Community R-VI parents share concerns with board

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm

The Community R-VI Library was packed full of parents last Wednesday night for the district’s school board meeting. Many in attendance wanted their voices to be heard in regards to an alleged abuse scenario between a 5th grade teacher and student. Kim Replogle was going to speak but was reminded that she was on the Executive Session agenda. She had several pages to read to the board. Board President Andrew

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  • School Resource Officer hired by Van-Far, R-VI

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Front row, from left: Van-Far Board Treasurer Larry Wheeler and Board President Christy Nelson. Back row: Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hunter, Lt. Jeff Scrogin, Audrain County Presiding Commissioner Steve Hobbs, Eastern Commissioner Roger Young, and Audrain County Sheriff Stuart Miller.

    Just one night after the Community R-VI School District approved a measure to hire a School Resource Officer, the Van-Far R-I School District finalized things with the board’s approval of a memorandum between the two districts. Attending both meetings were Audrain County Presiding Commissioner Steve Hobbs, Commissioner Roger Young, Audrain County Sheriff Stuart Miller, and officer Jeff Scrogin, the new SRO. The districts are splitting the total of $44,403.12 to

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  • Special Election scheduled for May 20 in City of Farber

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    A Special Election will be held in the City of Farber on Tuesday, May 20 for Farber voters to choose either incumbent Lynn Flowers or write-in candidate Wiliam Robinson in a race for the final alderman seat. Both candidates tied with 11 votes a piece in the April 8 election. Farber City Hall will be the main polling location for the race.

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  • City of Vandalia approves Street plan

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm

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

    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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