Area News

  • Donates to Children's Home
  • Community Briefs

    FCHD holding 5K
    Fun Run/Walk

    The Fayette County Health Department is hosting a 5K Fun Run/Walk on the morning of Saturday, April 16.
    Registration on the day of the event begins at 8:15 a.m. at the health department office, 416 W. Edwards St. in Vandalia, and the event begins at 9 a.m.
    The cost to participate is $20, with all proceeds going to Fear Nothing, a non-profit organization providing support of Fayette County individuals and families facing cancer diagnoses, and raising funds for cancer research and advances in treatment options.

  • Rotary Blood Drive
  • Frogtown

    Visits Parents
    Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of St. Peter spent the weekend with Nathan’s parents, Dale and Donna Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., visited Dane and Belinda Harpster on Saturday. They enjoyed lunch at Joe’s in Altamont and later visited with Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, March 31
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Maverick.
    • Extension Council (Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper representatives), 7 p.m., Effingham Extension Office.
    Sunday, April 3

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Madricka Burro & Baby Buckwheat…
    … had new green grass treat today, as Bill started extending their pen. However, they just got a small area to start with, so they won’t overeat the new grass and get a tummy ache. We will have to be even more careful with lady, the senior mini-horse, as she foundered on grass when she was young (before coming to the Homestead.)

  • Gumball Artwork
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

     **Signs Of Spring reported-*Last week, Lucille Fisher said  that her jonquils were blooming; *DeeDee Diveley reported that she has seen a lot of wild turkeys lately, as she drives through the Kaskaskia River Bottom). (Don’t know if this is a sign of Spring, but it is a good sign of a healthy turkey population in the area.)
      *On the Homestead-The pasture is getting greener and thicker; the resident Robin has been seen and herd on Cora’s Corner, but the Longhorn Cow-Girls are still enjoying Josh Behrend’s good home-made hay.

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 179.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Gaige Phillips was the acolyte. Attending elders were Curtis Jenne and Jay Rothe.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Stacey Bergmann
    -Velva Fisher
    -Melvin Graumenz
    -John Stedlin
    -Doris Wollin
    • Those with long term health concerns:
    -Merle Crain
    -Randy Dorr
    -Ann Dunaway
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Stefan Goolsby
    -Dennis Lee

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, March 17
    • Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
    Saturday, March 19
    • Students can take their artwork to the Fayette County Museum from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for the annual Fayette County School Art Show.
    • Blue and Gold Banquet, 5-8 p.m., St. Elmo Elementary School. The menu includes barbecue, chips and dessert. Cakes are to be auctioned off.
    Sunday, March 20
    • Palm Sunday