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Vandalia Area Fair To Move Downtown Due To Rain, Mud

Vandalia Area Fair To Move Downtown Due To Rain, Mud

Carnival Rides, Musical Entertainment Planned Every Night After more than 14-inches of rain with even more in the forecast, the Vandalia Fair Board was forced to make the tough decision to move the 39th annual event because the fairgrounds simply won’t hold up to a week of heavy traffic. Tentatively, the plan is to move […]

Record Rainfall Pushes Back Opening Of YMCA Aquatic Center

Record Rainfall Pushes Back Opening Of YMCA Aquatic Center

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Twin Pike Family YMCA Board of Directors made the decision to push back the expected opening date for the new $4 million indoor aquatics center. Due to the record-breaking rainfall received in the Pike County area during the past month, construction on a retaining wall and paving of the […]

Flooding Problems Mount As Heavy Rains Soak Region

Flooding Problems Mount As Heavy Rains Soak Region

Louisiana Gets Blasted On Monday With High Winds Heavy weekend rains have added to flooding problems along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. The Mississippi hit 22-point-3 feet Sunday in Louisiana and 32-point-8 feet in Clarksville. Both readings would mark the eighth-worst floods ever in the two communities. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Clarksville and Winfield […]

PCMH Earns Award For Top 1% Designation

PCMH Earns Award For Top 1% Designation

Pike County Memorial Hospital has racked up many awards and recognitions over the years for their facility, staff and service. This year is no different as PCMH was not only recognized as one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the country, it was also designated the top one percent. PMCH scored best among […]

Pike Commissioners Looking Into Disaster Assistance

Pike Commissioners Looking Into Disaster Assistance

Pike County is taking steps to seek disaster assistance funding if Missouri issues a declaration. County commissioners are putting together data that will be submitted to the State Emergency Management Agency. A cost estimate from heavy rains and flooding has not been made because the full extent of the damage is still being tabulated. A […]

Lighting To Be Upgraded At Pike County Veterans’ Memorial

Lighting To Be Upgraded At Pike County Veterans’ Memorial

Lighting is being upgraded at the Pike County Veterans’ Memorial in Bowling Green. The six existing lights will be replaced with LED electronic devices that will save money on energy costs. One LED light uses less electricity than the six current bulbs. The upgrade will cost a little over one thousand dollars and has been […]

Bowling Green Park Board Hires New Director

Bowling Green Park Board Hires New Director

A new parks and recreation director has been hired by the Bowling Green Park Board. Hannah Sinclair will take over the position in July. She recently graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism administration. Sinclair says she can’t wait to get started and begin meeting people […]

Roy Niemeyer Earns State Employee Award Of Distinction

Roy Niemeyer Earns State Employee Award Of Distinction

Northeast District Maintenance Supervisor Roy Niemeyer was selected as the 2014 State Employee Award of Distinction winner in the Leadership category. He was recognized for the accomplishment at a special ceremony at the Northeast District Office on June 16, 2015. Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger presented the Governor’s Award to Roy in the presence of his […]

YMCA Sees Significant Rise In Memberships

YMCA Sees Significant Rise In Memberships

Facility Prepares To Offer Tours In July, Grand Opening On Sept. 19 Build it and they will sign up. With less than a month before the Twin Pike Family YMCA opens its new aquatics center, memberships are up significantly. Executive Director Marsha Garrison says the Y has gotten 166 new membership units since last December. […]

Vandalia City Administrator Announces His Departure

Vandalia City Administrator Announces His Departure

Mayor Says Economic Development Must Be Focus For New Administrator In addition to the search for a new chief of police, the City of Vandalia will also be faced with replacing the city administrator in August. Alan Winders announced his resignation to the Board of Aldermen last week. He will remain with the city through […]

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