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Area News

  • Reunion

    Grubaugh
    The Charles Grubaugh family reunion was held on Aug. 25 at Vandalia City Park.
    One wedding was reported: Desi Durbin to Kendal Henschen on Sept. 28, 2012.
    Two deaths were reported: David Cearlock and Helen “Pat” Doyle.
    One birth was reported: Kayla Michelle Wright on July 16, 2013, to Michelle and Marc Wright.
    Those attending were:
    • From Greenville-Betty Smail, Cindy and Kenny Burge, Dennis and Judy Widger, and Teresa, Cody and Nathan Heckman.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    From the Chicken Roost
    Blackie and Rhonda hens seem to be working on a split shift, each laying an egg every other day. Otherwise, they seem fine, eating, bugging and drinking their water. We are working on planning a new enclosure for them at our new home site. We want them to have room to bug, but we want to make them a covered pen as we see and hear an occasional chicken hawk flying over, so (for us) that limits the size of the pen.  
    We also want to fix the bottom of the pen to discourage any varmints from digging under to threaten them.

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with her daughter, Mahala Harpster of Village Ridge, Mo.
    They spent the weekend finalizing wedding plans. Norman (Mahala’s Dalmatian) returned home with Belinda to spend a couple of weeks.
    Birth
    Matthew and Erica (Oertwig) Gallina of Ozark, Mo., are the parents of a boy, born on Sept. 2, 2013. He has been named Kasen Matthew.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Don and Marsha Oertwig, Loye and Denise Antley, and Paul and Alice Gallina.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, September 12
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library,
    • Effingham Chapter #110, Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, September 13
    • Starting this Friday, Happy Hollow Farms will be open from 4-7 p.m. on Fridays, in addition to being open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.
    Saturday, September 14

  • Reunion

    Willis
    Fifty people were present for the Willis reunion held on Sunday, Sept. 1, at Rogier Park in Vandalia.
    Those present were:
    • From Vandalia-Patrick Ambuehl; Shianne Ambuehl; Mark Ambuehl; Kayla Ambuehl; Ricky, Ethan and Leland Arroyo; Breanna Junior; Donna Blankenship; Jerry Willis; Trever, Audra and Landon Kious; Paula Kious; Jamie, Avery and Addey Cearlock; Ember Lipsey; Ryne Lipsey and friend Moriah DePew; Janet Bell; George and Shirley Little; Kay Ambuehl; Hayden Smith and Della McCormick.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mahala Harpster of Village Ridge, Mo., spent from Friday to Tuesday with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    On Friday evening, Mahala and Belinda joined Amy Reiss, Stacey Bergmann and Sue Urban for dinner at Applebees in Salem.
    On Saturday, they attended a fish fry at the home of Leland and Amy Reiss of St. Peter.  Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., joined the family on Sunday evening.
    Attends Bachelor Party

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Settling In & Settling Down
    Josie, the going-on-14-year-old “puppy” is becoming accustomed to her new home (as we humans also are), and often just goes and naps on her little bed under the kitchen window and near the AC vent. She has also reclaimed her couch corner, which had not been moved here for a few days. With the furniture here, she seems to be more contented and “at home.”

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, September 5
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Friday, September 6

  • Reunion

    Niehaus
    The annual reunion of the Louis and t Niehaus family was held Saturday, July 20, at Holy Cross Lutheran Parish Hall.
    Thirty-three family members  attended the noon potluck.
    The family members who attended were: Elden and  

  • VCHS class of '43 holds reunion

    Members of the 1943 graduating class of Vandalia Community High School met for their 70th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 17.