Crawford County News
Veterans gather in St. Louis for VFW convention
Editor's Note: Tom Korth was sent on assignment to attend the VFW national convention in St. Louis. Korth is both an Iraq war veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The 115th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention was held in St. Louis this week. More than 12,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary participated in the event to elect new leadership and to approve resolutions that will guide the national organization’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.
Presiding commissioner being challenged by road district employee
Crawford County voters will determine their next Presiding Commissioner at the August 5 Primary Election. Two Republicans are the only candidates who have filed for the position, so the one who wins in August will not have an opponent in the November election. Incumbent Leo Sanders faces challenger Wes Littrell for the seat.
County clerk race will be decided during primary
The next Crawford County Clerk will be decided at the August primary, not in the November election. Both candidates for the office have filed under the Republican Party, and there is not a candidate from the Democratic Party, so voters will determine the next office holder when they go to the polls on August 5. Incumbent Mardy Leathers faces opposition from challenger John G. Martin.
Fair numbers up for 2014
The 2014 Crawford County Fair is being touted as an overall success by the Fair Board. With some new and different events happening from the previous years, more people came to the fairgrounds to find out what the new events were all about.
Pre-owned dealership opens in Sullivan
Bartolotta’s Select Pre-Owned Car Center opened a new facility in Sullivan on July 1 and is open for business at 834 South Service Road.