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General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

Government officials looking to increase federal gas tax

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:30 am

There’s an old saying “if it’s too good to be true, then it’s too good to be true.” Many Vandalia area drivers, and drivers across the nation, have recently enjoyed lower gas prices. Our family filled up our minivan the other day with 14 gallons for under $30. After all of us have enjoyed more than a month of relief at the gas pump, our “wonderful” federally elected officials are

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