The Audrain County Road and Bridge Department has been awarded a nearly $200 thousand grant to replace three aging vehicles in their fleet. The grant came from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The funds came from a 2016 settlement with Volkswagen relating to the company’s sale of 590 thousand vehicles that were found to […]
Fans of the Van-Far Indians have arrived at JQH Arena in Springfield.
The city of Vandalia is announcing a new chief of police. Logan Benjamin officially began his duties as Vandalia Police Chief on February 14th. Benjamin is replacing Chief Chris Hammann who took a job as police chief in New Haven. Benjamin has worked for the Vandalia Police Department since 2016, and was promoted to Corporal […]
The newly constructed Eastern Missouri YMCA in Vandalia will open their doors to the public on Monday. The YMCA will host an open house from 10AM until noon on Saturday. A ribbon cutting will follow. Plans for the new facility began in 2009, and the groundbreaking took place in November of 2017. The building features […]
The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for several Missouri Counties that will go into effect at midnight and continue until noon tomorrow. [Thursday] Counties expected to be impacted include Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Howard, Macon, Moniteau, Monroe, Randolph and Shelby. An ice storm warning means that a severe and dangerous amount of […]
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging all drivers to be prepared if traveling during the extreme cold tonight [Tuesday] and tomorrow. [Wednesday] Troopers suggest keeping gas tanks at least half full in case drivers get stranded. This will provide for some warmth. The Highway Patrol says having a safety kit that includes battery booster […]
Mexico Public Schools are closed Tuesday Community R-6 is closed Tuesday Van-Far is closed Tuesday North Callaway is closed Tuesday Wellsville-Middletown Schools cancelled Tuesday Fulton Public Schools closed Tuesday Paris R-2 Schools Closed. Moberly Schools are cancelled. Centralia schools running snow routes only.
Michael Ogden of Vandalia was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon [Wednesday] after he allegedly assaulted a man with a metal baseball bat on December 28 in the 500 block of East Highway 54. According to a probable cause statement, a witness told police she heard yelling outside of her back door, and saw the […]
A St. Louis area couple was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in Audrain County early yesterday morning. [Sunday] Law enforcement was contacted in reference to a man, identified as 31 year old Joshua Cooke of Ellington, beating on a door and going through a barn. While responding, a broken down vehicle was located and […]
Mexico Public Safety responded to East Liberty Street this afternoon [Thursday] after an accident involving a Van-Far ambulance. According to Mexico Public Safety, the ambulance was transporting a prisoner from the Vandalia Prison to St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain. The ambulance was struck in the rear by the Missouri Department of Corrections escort vehicle. An Audrain Ambulance […]