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Several integral players for the 2014 Heritage Fest gathered last Wednesday to give an update on the event’s highlights. Pictured (from left): Heritage Festival Chairman Tara Massman, Grand Marshal Andrea Amelung, play coordinator Brent Engel, Chad Perkins, and Brian King.

Heritage Festival 2014 shaping up

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm

This year’s Champ Clark Heritage Festival seems to be shaping up nicely, according to a report given by event chairman Tara Massman last week. Heritage Fest, with a theme of “Breaking Barriers,” will be held on the Bowling Green Square on Saturday, Sept. 13. A parade will kick off the special event at 10 a.m., with additional activities throughout the day. Heritage Fest 2014 will include a play written by

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    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Little MrMiss firefighter

    Congratulations to this year’s Little Mr. and Miss Firefighter, Brayden Dotson and Jacy Lowrance. Brayden is the son of Jod and Laura Dotson of New London. Jacy is the daughter of Tim and Maria Lowrance of Vandalia.  

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  • YMCA program updates

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    NFL Punt, Pass, Kick Aug. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. National competition for boys and girls ages 6 to 15. Kids compete in punting, passing, and place kicking. Top qualifiers move on to regionals. Free to all! Held at the soccer field at Wallace memorial Park in Louisiana. Participants must bring valid a copy of their birth certificate.   Coed Softball Twin Pike Family YMCA Coed Slowpitch Softball wrapped up July 20

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  • Middletown Picnic offered family fun

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    The sack race served as a medium for some old-fashioned family fun and friednly competition.

    Several area residents enjoyed this past Saturday’s 122nd Annual Reunion with the theme “Picnic Pride that is Middletown Wide.” The results from the contests include: Parade Results 1950 and Older Antique Car 1) Jim Dunn, 1930 Ford Model A Roadster; 2) Gary Heim, 1941 Chevy Half Ton Mizzou Paint 1951 and Newer 1) Don Martin, 1967 Chevy Chevelle Super Sport; 2) Jeff Martin, 1967 Chevy Camaro Large Float 1) Middletown

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  • Frankford Park Day Saturday

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Frankford’s annual celebration in the park is rapidly approaching. This year’s Park Day, hosted by the Frankford Fire Department, will be held this Saturday, Aug. 16, and will feature a variety of entertaining events. The 2014 Frankford Park Day will begin at 10 a.m. with a parade through the center of town. Awards for the parade entries will be announced immediately following at 11 a.m. Also during the 11 o’clock

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  • Youth Day Saturday in Silex

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    On Saturday, Aug. 9 the Wind Ridge and River Hills farmers’ markets will combine to hold their annual Youth Day event. 4-H and FFA youngsters From Lincoln, Pike, Montgomery, Warren, and surrounding counties are invited to set up at the market at no charge. There they can sell their poultry, small stock, produce, and any surplus items from their projects, such as cages and supplies. The market is in the Silex

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  • Middletown reunion Saturday

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Several area residents are getting ready to enjoy a fun-filled day at this Saturday’s 122nd Annual Reunion with the theme “Picnic Pride that is Middletown Wide.” A Flower Show begins the day  with entries from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration for the parade starts at 10:30 a.m. while the kid’s parade will meet at Caldwell and Main Streets by 10:45 a.m. for the 11 a.m. parade. There will be several games and

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