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After seven years of service, Jo Beth Schlemmer is retiring as the manager of Laddonia Leisure Manor, Inc. On May 7, 2013, Jo Beth and John Schlemmer were presented with certificates of appreciation by Jacqueline Barker, USDA Rural Development Specialist of the Mexico office. Jo Beth took over the duties as the manager of Laddonia Leisure Manor in 2006. She was asked to take this position on a temporary basis
Lakeway Publishers, Inc. announced Wednesday the acquisition of a group of newspapers and shoppers in Central Florida and the creation of Lakeway Publishers of Florida, Inc. The new Lakeway Publishers group will be comprised of newspapers formerly owned and operated by Sun Publications of Florida, Inc., a division of Independent Publications, Inc. Publications involved are the Osceola News-Gazette in Kissimmee, Clermont News Leader, Four Corners News Leader, The Triangle News
Vandalia Rotary Club members gather on April 25 to refurbish and assemble flags for placement at local business establishments and churches on federal holidays. The Rotary flags are among several fund raising projects to support student scholarships and other community services. Shown, from left: Tim Embree, Teresa Stice, Jean Trower, Herman Wright, and Earl Cordry.
Two weeks ago, the back wall of the former Martinsburg Market on Main St. completely collapsed exposing the upstairs apartment and the former market downstairs. No updated demolition date was made available by press time by the Twehous Excavating Company, Inc. in Jefferson City. The project manager is Jim Dallas.
The transition for Vandalia’s local grocery store from Hickman’s IGA to County Market has been a success, less than one month into the ownership change, this according to Director of Consumer Affairs Gerry Kettler. Many of the now former Hickman’s IGA employees were hired by Niemann Foods, Inc. in time for the transition, a banner was later replaced by new signage on the front facade, and County Market’s signature products
Area residents interested in the latest utility tractors, lawn and garden equipment, loaders and other equipment from John Deere are invited to stop by Sydenstricker Implement on Friday, April 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. as they host the 2013 Drive Green Challenge event. Event attendees will also qualify for a $500 discount on John Deere compact and utility
The recent April 2013 election results were certified as three aldermen took an oath of office at the start of the City of Vandalia’s Board of Aldermen meeting held Tuesday, April 9. City Clerk Karen Shaw administered the oath to elected aldermen Larry Shaw (Ward I), Dempsey Dixon (Ward II), and Ron Stallcup (Ward III). Moments later, alderman John Weiser was chosen as the Mayor Pro-Tem. Street Improvement Plan The