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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Cowgirl Cows enjoying grazing …
    … on fresh, new sweet pasture grass, but still want the extra servings of grain that have supplemented they hay. The pasture looks lush and green, and they have seemed content with it and their hay, but they must have realized that they are not getting as big a servings now, and have been protesting.
    When Bill looks out in the early morning, they are lined up at the fence, looking at the back door and mooing loudly for the extra servings of grain.

  • Frogtown News

    Celebrate Birthday
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter traveled to Jackson, Mo., on Friday to spend the weekend with son, Mitch Harpster and family. Friday evening, they met with Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller for dinner. 
    On Saturday, they celebrated the sixth birthday of grandson Owen Harpster at his home with a meal, cake, and punch.
    Attending were: Tom and Patty Spitzmiller, Natalie Stein and Mark Hamilton, and Aaron and Henry Harpster.
    Confirmation

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Thursday, March 29
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Maverick in Litchfield.
    • Maundy Thursday service, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
    Friday, March 30
    • Ministerial Alliance Good Friday service, 6 p.m., Freedom Reigns in Christ Church. First Assembly of God Pastor Robert Miller will preach.
    Sunday, April 1
    • Happy Easter
    • Attend the church of your choice to celebrate Easter at the Sunrise services and regular worship services.

  • Frogtown

    Attend Visitation
    Belinda Harpster and Mahala Jacquin attended the visitation of Belinda’s friend and former classmate, David Sulsberger, in Flora on Friday evening.
    Old Friends in Town
    The Rev. Bill and Roxanne Emrick, of Indianapolis, Ind., were in the area over the weekend. They visited Lutheran Care Center in Altamont on Saturday. On Saturday night, they met Dane and Belinda Harpster for dinner. They attended church on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where Rev. Emrick was the former pastor. 

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    In The Homestead Mailbox…
    … was a Valentine’s Day surprise from the mystery mailbox visitor who left the little lighthouse! This time there were two lighthouses, a bigger one and a smaller one, both very pretty and interesting … and so mysterious.
    It is fun receiving them, but we are so curious about who is leaving them. I guess the fun would be a little diminished if we found out, but the enjoyment of getting them would still be felt, plus the mystery from who they came from. We do appreciate you, whomever and wherever you are.

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Thursday, March 1
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. The program is a Tupperware party given by Sarah Beasley. The public is invited to attend.
    Saturday, March 3
    • St. Elmo Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., American Legion Home. Cost is a $5 donation. There also will be a 50/50 drawing, with proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.
    Sunday, March 4

  • Frogtown News

    Visitors
    Terry and Sandy Kizziar of Gruver, Texas, spent Thursday to Tuesday at the home of Sandy’s sister, Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. On Saturday, Belinda and Sandy visited their mother, Helen Limes, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 186.
    The Pastor is the Rev. Ryan Meyer.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Gaige Phillips served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Darrell Wollin and Kevin Wodtka.
    Remember in Your Prayers

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Christmas
    The words “Remember the reason for the season” have become familiar the past few years, to remind us that, although other words have been added when thinking about Christmas (gifts, expense, hurry, hurry, hustle, busy times, events, parties, and so on), the most important thought to keep in our minds is “Jesus is the reason for the season!”

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Friday, December 22
    • Classes will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. for the winter break. There will be no school until Thursday, Jan. 4.
    Sunday, December 24
    • First Church of God-Christmas Eve worship service, 9:30 a.m.; no Sunday school. Come-and-go Candlelight Communion 4-7 p.m.
    • First United Methodist Church-Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:35 a.m.; and  candlelight Communion, 6 p.m.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Critters are Well …
    … at this time, so the column will begin with this important …
    Announcement …
    … which was in the Brownstown First Christian Church news. I feel this should be shared by all of the village community, so I moved it from their announcements to the beginning of the column. I feel the church will not mind the liberty taken to share this with all in the spirit of Christmas and in honor of our Savior’s birth – the reason for the season.
    Card Ministry Treats for Treston …