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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Wanting & Needing Sunshine
    We have had several inquiries about the critters’ welfare during the wet and chilly weather. The late, lovely RoseyLee Duck (who Bill always referred to as Miss America) did not mind our wet and muddy yard, but Lady, the mini-horse and Mother Madricka and Baby Bucky (donkeys) are pretty much staying in their dry, straw-strewn barn.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent Thursday through Sunday with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Belinda and Mahala visited Belinda’s uncle, Jerry Limes, in St. Anthony’s Hospital on Sunday afternoon.
    Marriage
    David Henderson and Corrine Oswald, both of Louisville, were married at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Dec. 31.  
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 8
    • SEBA, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled.
    • St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Sunday, January 11

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 1, 2015
    • Happy New Year!
    Sunday, January 4
    • The  Central Illinois Wedding Show will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at two locations: Summer Breeze Wine House & Barn Venue at St. James and Carriage House Event Center at Altamont. More than 30 vendors will have booths. There is no admission charge. Those attending are asked to visit both locations for a chance to win a grand prize.
    Monday, January 5
    • The St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Tuesday, January 6

  • Frogtown News

    Christmas Guests
    Weekend guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were: Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller, and Mitch, Gretchen, Owen and Aaron Harpster all of Jackson, Mo.; and Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of All
    Jimmy Feezel celebrated his birthday on Sunday.
    Dawson Taylor Wise
    A second son was born to Taylor and Mallory (Smith) Wise on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, and has been named Dawson Taylor Wise. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He has a 2-year-old brother, Landon.
    Grandparents are Bill and Cathy Smith of Brownstown and Tom and Janet Wise of Rochester. Great-grandmothers are Joann Strobel and the late Lenore Parkison, both of Brownstown.
    Our Heartfelt Sympathies …

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    “This House is Maintained …
    … Entirely for the Convenience of Our Cat” are the words on a small sign that I bought one day at a resale shop, thinking it was funny. However, as time has went on, and with the added care and maintenance of our kitty (i.e. diabetes, special diet, shots, etc.), I can see the truth in those words.
    Not that we mind, for she is a good kitty, and we would be heartbroken if we should lose her.  

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Guests
    Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Amanda and Belinda enjoyed Christmas shopping in Tuscola on Saturday. Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., also spent the weekend to deer hunt with Dane.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 188.
    Jamie Lotz was the organist. Dennis Wollin served as acolyte. Allen Magnus and Mark Wollin were attending elders.
    There will be no Saturday evening services in December.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, December 11
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant. Those attending can take food or donation for the St. Elmo Food Pantry.
    • The St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, December 12

  • Donations to Shriners' Hospitals

    The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE and ABATE Chapter 27 ($4,800) and JK Builders ($1,000) recently made donations to the Shriners' Hospitals for Children.

    The ABATE chapter also donated a box of shirts for children in the hospitals. In front are Jim Pryor and Terri VanHuss of ABATE, Ron Rauch of the Old National Trail Shrine Club and Kathlynn Max of J&K Builders. In back are Mick Eddington and Eric Ward of ABATE, Carl Hall of Shriners Hospitals, Bob White of ABATE and Jeremy Marx of JK Builders.