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Loyce Juanita Mullen Price

Loyce Juanita Mullen Price, born Oct. 2, 1923 in Shelbyville, Missouri to Fred and Bernice Green. Loyce went to be the with the Lord at 93 years of age on Thursday, June 22, 2017. She was a long-time resident of Louisiana. Loyce will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend to those who […]

Robert ‘Bob’ Burmeister

Robert “Bob” Dwayne Burmeister, 67, of Curryville died Saturday June 24, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis after a long hard, heroic fight with Huntington’s Disease. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday (today) at St. Clement Catholic Church with Fr. Bill Peckman officiating. Burial was in the St. Clement […]

Dolly Bell Kiplinger

Dolly Bell Kiplinger, 90, died May 26, 2017. Cremation rites were conducted. She was born Feb. 16, 1927 Ed and Esther and Maude Bozarth. Survivors include three children, Linda, Larry, and Karen; grandchildren, Heather, Chris, and Jason; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Daniel, Seth, and Lilly; a sister, Esther Hatton; and a brother, Marvin Bozarth. She was preceded […]

Negotiations Continue For Union Brick Plant Employees To Avoid Strike

Union employees at HarbisonWalker International in Vandalia have three more weeks for contract negotiations after an extension was provided. Union employees voted 66-34 on Friday last week to reject the contract that had been proposed. A strike was avoided by the three week extension. A company official said there are about 125 union employees at […]

Masked Man Attempts To Enter Three Vandalia Homes

The Vandalia Police Department continues to investigate reports from three residents that a man wearing a ski mask tried to gain entry into their homes last week. Vandalia Police Chief Chris Hammann said all three incidents took place late Thursday evening between 9-11:30 p.m. Suspect details are sketchy at this time but it appears the […]

Counterfeit Money Turns Up In Frankford & Other Local Areas

Counterfeit money has turned up around the area over the past couple of months and in Frankford and Vandalia last week. Frankford Chief of Police Joey Minor said two individuals will be charged in connection with the incidents. The names of the individuals were not released as of press time. Minor noted that residents and […]

Vandalia Area Fair Announces Schedule

The 2017 Vandalia Area Fair will kick off on Thursday, July 6 and run through Saturday, July 8. The annual parade will be Thursday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m., with line up at the South School lot and will travel to the railroad tracks on Main St. Decorated tricycles and bicycles are to line up at the […]

MoDOT Reveals Details For Two Bridge Replacements On Hwy. 79 At Noix And Buffalo Creeks

The bridges at Noix Creek and Buffalo Creek will be replaced this summer on Highway 79. It is tentatively planned to begin with the Noix Creek bridge in Louisiana with the closure starting on Wednesday, July 5. Work on the bridge at Buffalo Creek looks to overlap starting a few weeks later. The contracts for […]

June 20th Online Edition

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Melba Benn

Melba Benn, 72, of Frankford died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday at the First Christian Church in Frankford with the Rev. Richard Epperson officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Frankford. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday at Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling […]

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