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Taking a look back at the top stories of 2015

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:38 am

UntitledThe Vandalia Leader’s top stories as they appeared during 2015.
January 7
Foreign exchange student Lara Krautkraemer enjoys experience in the U.S. living with the Nelson family.
Nancy Stotler moves Reliable Tax Service from Main St. to Galloway Rd.
Audrain County Recorder of Deeds warns real estate owners about high-priced offers for copies of property deeds.
Audrain County officers are sworn into office.
January 14
Vandalia resident Kaylee Holmes upset with Vandalia police after six shots are fired at dog with four striking the animal.
Audrain County Farm Bureau holds 18th Annual Legislative Banquet.
Jessie Fowler is crowned 2015 Beef Queen in Missouri.
January 21
Vandalia Area Fair has been moved back to July and will be held July 8-11.
End of an Era: Goodwin’s Groceries closing its doors by the end of January.
Second Christian Church hosts MLK Celebration.
Utility deposit policy is discussed at City of Vandalia meeting.
Elementary pods could be addressed in possible no tax bond increase at the Van-Far R-I School District, as information is discussed in a Work Session.
January 28
Ballot language drafted to ask Van-Far voters for approval of a no tax bond increase.
Several area candidates file to run in April 7 election.
Community R-VI School Board extends contract with Superintendent Cheryl Mack for the 2015-2016 school year.
Audrain County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) helps Martinsburg purchase and erect an emergency siren.
Local businesses celebrate years in business in Honor Roll promotion.
February 4
Farber Post Office Postmaster Reliefs no longer working at USPS location.
Kevin Lowrance resigns as administrator for the Audrain County Health Department.
Pipeline ruptures in rural Bowling Green.
February 11
Vandalia Area Fair Auction raises more than $11,600.
April Davis gets four years for endangering children after human feces is found on walls, floor, and a crib.
Auditors report Van-Far is paying off past bonds and is under bonding capacity.
February 18
Laddonia Mayor Josh Deimeke resigns during Board of Alderman meeting.
Van-Far crowns Cameron Perkins as King and Annaliese Hubert as Queen at Courtwarming event.
City of Vandalia aldermen vote to change controversial utility policy.
Royalty was crowned at the Tri-County Care Center.
RCEC appoints Lynn Hodges as new CEO/Manager of RCEC.
Van-Far FCCLA recognized for recent accomplishments.
Several Audrain County R-VI FFA students receive area proficiency awards.
February 25
Tribute given to Van-Far FFA and Audrain County R-VI FFA’ with annual sections.
Drenda Williams receives Pearlie S. Reed Award.
Community R-VI School Board approves move to a four-day school week.
D.A.R. Essay Contest winners recognized at Van-Far School Board meeting.
A 74-year-old Louisiana man busted for pot.

Read the rest of the Year in Review for 2015 in the January 6, 2016 issue of The Vandalia Leader.