Audrain County Library District Closing Libraries Amidst Coronavirus Fears

The Audrain County Library District will be closing their 5 locations this Saturday, March 21st at the end of the business day. According to director Christal Bruner the libraries in Mexico, Martinsburg, Ladonnia, Vandalia and Farber will stay open until Saturday so patrons can stock up on reading material while they are practicing social distancing […]

Missouri Department Of Corrections Suspending Offenders Visits For Thirty Days

The Missouri Department of Corrections is suspending offender visits for the next 30 days. The announcement was made on Thursday, in a bulletin the department said this the result of trying to contain the spreading of the coronavirus. The department said no cases have been diagnosed in correctional centers throughout Missouri. Attorney visits will still […]

Miss U.S.A. Guest Speaker At Vandalia Women’s Prison

  A special guest speaker at the Vandalia Women’s Prison yesterday (Wednesday) as Miss U.S.A. Cheslie Kryst visited the Aspire Missouri Women’s Entrepreneurship class. The class is a 20 week program that helps graduates who get released from prison get good jobs while they pursue entrepreneurial goals. Kryst’s message to the class was when they […]

Roadwork in Vandalia Friday

Traffic in Vandalia will be disrupted Friday, weather permitting. Highway W will be closed at the railroad crossing in Vandalia to allow Kansas City Southern to do railroad maintenance on the crossing. The work will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The Van-Far Speech Team On KXEO Morning Show

The Van-Far Speech Team is performing at a very high level garnering several awards and placing with top finishes at competitions over the past several years. This morning Coach Tyler Oesch, along with members of the speech team junior Trevor Winders, sophomore Kiera Hayden and junior Harley Young joined AM 1340 KXEO and the Am […]

Audrain County Joint Communications Dispatcher Delivers Baby

A dispatcher with Audrain County Joint Communications is being honored for her assistance in helping deliver a baby. In a post on social media, Lexi Friedli is credited for assisting a male caller to 9-1-1 saying that he had a woman in his vehicle that was in active labor and delivery was imminent. Friedli had […]

Two Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facilities Applications Approved For Vandalia

Sixty applications for medical marijuana cultivation facilities in Missouri are now approved. It was announced yesterday (Thursday) in Vandalia licenses were approved for 1913 Holdings LLC at 401 South Lincoln, and Standard Wellness Missouri LLC, at Highway V Parcel #14-2-04-0-000-025.002. In Macon the Agri-Genesis LLC had a license approved at 424 Lake Street. The approved […]

Vandalia Man Involved In Alleged Drunk Driving Crash

An O’Fallon man was injured in a Ralls County drunk driving crash yesterday [Sunday] afternoon. According to the Highway Patrol, the crash happened when 21 year old Ryan Reynolds of Vandalia failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a vehicle driven by Donald Layton. Layton was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. […]

Audrain County Regional Libraries

Employees from 5 libraries in Audrain County Library District are pulling together to make a difference in homebound seniors lives this Christmas. Library Director Christal Bruner says library employees at the Martinsburg, Laddonia, Farber, Vandalia and Mexico locations all decided to get money together and buy items to donate to the Mexico Senior Center. The […]