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Bomb Squad, ATF Respond To Home In Vandalia Following Arrest Of Thomas

During the afternoon hours of Thursday, June 22 Vandalia officers responded to a report of an individual who had pointed a gun at another person and made threats to harm them. Officers were able to locate the suspect, Peter R. Thomas, 68, of Vandalia, on foot in the 200 block of Park St., and take […]

Two Vandalia Residents Arrested On Numerous Drug Charges

During the evening hours of Wednesday, June 21, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office, Vandalia Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol served a search warrant in the 600 block of West Highway 54, in Vandalia. As a result of the search warrant officers arrested two (2) […]

Student Raises Money To Benefit Relay For Life

Kaleb Smith came up with an idea to help raise money to benefit Relay for Life. He raised the money in the name of his late teacher, Mrs. Kathleen Booth. Her husband Jeremy (far left) was eager to thank Smith for his thoughtfulness. The school held Relay Recess and the grades competed by bringing in […]

PCMH To Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony For New Clinic

The new Pike County Memorial Hospital Medical Walk-In Clinic is set to open on Thursday, June 29. The new after-hours and weekend clinic in Bowling Green is located just off the round-about, in the Century 21 building. The hours for the new facility are Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. PCMH is answering […]

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 […]

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 […]

McCormick Pair Faces Charges

On Thursday, June 1, Vandalia police officers responded to the 300 block of West Home for a report of a fight in progress. After further investigation and witness statements, officers placed Ryan McCormick, 25, of Clarksville under arrest. McCormick was charged with first degree assault and later transported to the Audrain County Jail. Ryan McCormick’s […]

Library Construction Coming Along In Vandalia

New Facility Will Feature Greater Square Footage, Improved Parking It seemed like one day it was a concrete pad and the next day there was a building. Construction of the new library in Vandalia is coming along quickly. Officials with the Audrain County District are very pleased with the progress so far. “Everything is coming […]

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