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New book in works for VAHS

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

— submitted by the Vandalia Area Historical Society The Vandalia Area Historical Society is planning a new book to be available in late 2015. For this book, we will need personal stories of local significance which are unique, ranging from the hilarious to heartwarming. As families gather during this holiday season, these stories are told and retold. We think it would be very nice to share these stories, giving readers

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  • Laddonia Community Betterment holds successful coat and food drive for pantry

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:34 am


    The Laddonia Community Betterment recently held a successful coat and food drive to assist the St. John’s Food Pantry.  The Laddonia Community Betterment would like to thank everyone who donated. They’re excited about how many families they were able to help out in the community. Shown, from left: Martin Fennewald, Amanda Grawe, Leanne Robison, President of Laddonia Community Betterment, Mary Francis Hoyt (representing the St. John’s Food Pantry), Charlene Miller,

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  • Red Ribbon Calendar winners

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:25 am

    The following are the 2014 Red Ribbon Calendar drawing winners for the 4th graders throughout Audrain County. At the bottom are the names of the sponsors for this year’s (2015) calendar. One thousand calendars were printed and distributed to the students and their sponsor. Red Ribbon Calendar Fourth Grade Poster Contest Winners Jessica Stephens-Eugene Field, Cover; Emory Abbott-St. Brendan, January; Gavin Allen-St. Joseph, February; Maggie Meador-Community R-VI, March; Labron Jackson-Eugene

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  • Marriage Licenses in Audrain County

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    The following people have applied for their marriage license in the office of the Recorder of Deeds, Janis Deimeke. Moses I. Burkholder, Clark, Mo., and Ada N. Miller, Clark, Mo. Henery E. Gingerich, Gentry, Mo., and Edna A. Gingerich, Clark, Mo. Colin Edward Kemble, Centralia, Mo., and Allison Nichole Finn, Centralia, Mo. Dustin Paul Murray, Mexico, Mo., and Apryl Lorrain Ludlow, Mexico, Mo. Ronald Dene Worthey, Jr., Mexico, Mo., and

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  • Teague Thanksgiving Dinner

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    The annual Teague Thanksgiving dinner was held at the Farber Community Building on Thanksgiving day. Those attending were SSgt and Mrs. Austin Winegardner and Grayson, of Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri;  Jean Branstetter of Jefferson City, Missouri;  Faye Teague, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Tipton, Angie Forgy, Mr. and Mrs. Jason Forgy, Alex, James, Taylor and Will, of Overland Park, Kansas; Gary Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Chad Wilkinson and Ellie, Mr. and

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  • Births – Aaliyah Marie Brookshier

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm


    Aaliyah Marie Brookshier was born on Friday, October 17 at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Miss Aaliyah weighed in at 7 lbs., 1 oz., and was 18 inches long.  Aaliyah is the daughter of Sally Brookshier and the granddaughter of Steve and Lainey Brookshier, of Vandalia. After a brief stay for Aaliyah in the NICU at Women’s and Children’s, the two were welcomed home.

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  • Stuckenschneider – Deimeke wedding

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm


    Jina Stuckenschneider and Scott Deimeke were married on October 11, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg, Missouri.  Rev. Lyndon Jong officiated the ceremony with Rev. Greg Oligschlaeger as preceding priest. A reception followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Martinsburg. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Sherry Stuckenschneider of Martinsburg.  The groom is the son of Clarence and Janice Deimeke

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