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Vandalia man dies in three-vehicle wreck in Ohio

A Vandalia man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Ohio on Saturday, March 18. Reno Keith Jr, 41, was working with Landracorp Inc., a crew based out of Brownstown, that were tasked with clearing brush along Ohio State Route 3 in Holmes County near Wooster. Wooster is located about 60 miles southwest of Cleveland.…

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VCHS inducts 14 into National Honor Society

Vandalia Community High School held its annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, March 8, at the high school gym. Those 2023 inductees include: Kathryn Eckhardt, Andrew Kelly, Isabella LaMonica, Macy Lux, Milla Manser, Conner McCall, Jalyn Murray, Kaylee Rosenkoetter, Jordan Walk, Isabel Warner, Trista Whitten, Sadie Willenborg, Emma Wodtka and Kanon Wollerman.  …

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Annual Soroptimist Awards Banquet set for March 31

The Annual Soroptimist Awards Banquet will be held this year at the Moose Lodge, Vandalia, at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023 The Awards Banquet dates back to the early days of the Vandalia Club. Although the awards have changed some over the years, our local club currently gives out approximately 10 awards each…

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Interview with Animal Control Warden Loralyn Valencia

By Deborah Simcox “Ah, what a cute puppy!” How easy it is to fall in love with a warm, cuddly ball of fur that licks your nose in such an adorable way. Fast forward a few years (or even months) and this could be the hungry, homeless, dirty dog you see wandering the streets. Why…

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City nixes allowing chickens at this time

After about a couple months of lengthy discussions, the Vandalia City Council failed to pursue further on allowing chickens within its city limits during its regular meeting Monday night. The issue of permitting chickens has been a topic for the last several council meetings, beginning with the Feb. 6 public comments when Krista Alderman Russ…

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Huhn to be honored with Abe Award

When she was approached last week and learned that she had been chosen for this year’s Abe Award recognition, Vandalia City Clerk Carla Huhn said she was more than surprised. “I was shocked,” she said. “And after I got over the initial shock, I was very honored and very humbled to be recognized for an…

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