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Stabbing At Harbison-Walker

On Thursday, May 18 at approximately 8 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Harbison-Walker Refractories in Vandalia to investigate a reported stabbing. During the investigation, it was determined that two truck drivers had shown up to unload materials at the plant and an argument ensued over a parking place, or something parking related. The verbal argument […]

Louisiana Museum Invites Public To Grand Opening May 27

Silver Anniversary Open House Will Feature Presentation, Refreshments The Louisiana Area Historical Museum is opening its doors to the public for its Silver Anniversary Open House on Saturday, May 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the museum, 304 Georgia Street in Louisiana. It will mark the occasion of the 25th year of existence for the museum […]

Closures Expected On Champ Clark Bridge In Early June For In-Depth Inspection

Closures are expected on the Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana early in June if weather permits as the bridge undergoes an annual in-depth inspection. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the bridge closures are slated for Monday-Thursday, June 12-15. The bridge will likely be closed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. If the inspection […]

Human Remains Found In Vandalia Identified As Missing Woman

Officials Seek Information From Public To Track The Final Days Of Jennifer Lynn Middleton Human remains that were discovered at an abandoned home in Vandalia last week have been positively identified as the body of Jennifer Lynn Middleton, the 38-year-old woman who had been reported missing last month by her family. Vandalia Police Chief Chris […]

Confederate Flag To Be Featured At Louisiana Museum Opening

A highly anticipated exhibit will help the Louisiana Area Historical Museum kick off its silver anniversary season May 27. A preserved Confederate battle flag, once owned by a Civil War soldier from Pike County, will go on permanent display along the south wall of the museum’s main room. The “First Flag of the Confederacy” will […]

Culver Arrested On Numerous Charges

Alexander Culver, 23, of Vandalia was arrested on Sunday, May 7, 2017 by the Vandalia Police Department. Culver was observed by an officer in the 100 block of East Union traveling at an excessive rate of speed, 47 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone. When the officer attempted to stop Culver […]

Officials Investigate Possible Murder Case After Human Remains Are Found In Dilapidated Home

Home Owner Has Been Charged With Abandoning A Corpse Officials are still investigating a scene in Vandalia where human remains were discovered in a dilapidated home near the brick plant over the weekend. It is expected that autopsy and DNA testing will identify the victim as Jennifer Lynn Middleton, a 38-year-old woman who went missing […]

Louisiana Museum To Celebrate 25 Years Of Keeping History Alive

Martha Sue Smith has been part of the history she’s spent a lifetime preserving. The only president the Louisiana Area Historical Museum has had in its 25-year history is stepping aside as the facility prepares to celebrate its silver anniversary. A public reception is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the […]

Eastern Missouri YMCA Seeks To Secure Project Financing

Over the past few months, the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA Project has been faced with some hurdles to overcome and strategize for success. The current hurdle is securing financing for the project. The project currently has a balance of $1.60 million; however, a large portion is in pledges that will be collected over the next […]

Bowling Green Board Considers Police Uniform Policy

The committee of the Bowling Green Board of Aldermen discussed a new policy to help protect against expenses involved in uniforming new police officers who do not stay with the city for a long period of time. City Administrator Barb Allison presented board members with various policies obtained from other municipalities. She pointed out that […]

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