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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Believe It or Not
    We can hardly believe it, but it sounds like Tarzan, the little tree frog, and it looks like Tarzan, and we don’t really think it is him. But the past few days, a little green tree frog has taken up residence on our back porch. He hides in the daytime behind my lawn chair, but sometimes we catch a glimpse of him. One day, there were two of the little creatures on our porch.
    One day, he was sitting on our storm door, so up high and close to the edge,

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Tony and Julie (Roberts) Farthing of Farina were blessed with a son on Thursday, June 9. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Bryant John was welcomed by his brother, Evan. Grandparents are John and Sue Roberts.  
    Death
    Lifelong St. Peter resident Melvin Graumenz died on June 14. The funeral was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Saturday.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Pastor Emrick returned to the pulpit after a two-week vacation.
    Worship attendance on Saturday evening was 110.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 23
    • Art shows in Fayette County Museum, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Friday, June 24
    • Art shows in Fayette County Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Saturday, June 25
    • Wheatland Township Cleanup Day 8 a.m.-3 p.m. See info following the Announcements.
    • Fayette County Fair Cleanup Day, 9 a.m.-noon at the Brownstown fairgrounds.
    • Art shows in Fayette County Museum, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Reunions

    Libell
    The descendants of John Frank and Pearl (Leininger) Libell and his sister, Lela Ellen (Libell) Linton, met on June 5 at Vandalia City Park.
    Thirty-four people attended, enjoying food, family and visiting.

  • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club was invited to Mike and Laura Mulhern’s home on Lake Yaeger in Litchfield for a picnic lunch and a tour of Lake Yaeger on pontoon boats on Thursday, May 26, with 20 members and three guests attending.
    After everyone arrived and the food was ready, Dean Black asked for a moment of silence for Marty Gorman, a member who died recently. He always enjoyed coming to the meetings when he was able.
    Black then gave the meal prayer. Club members enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs, and all of the trimmings.

  • Frogtown News

    Farewell to Little Josie
    As we have shared with our readers, the health of our little dog, Josie, has been deteriorating for some time. She was 16years old on Mother’s Day.
    Josie was special in that she was so tiny when she was born. She was half the size of her three siblings and she was not breathing, nor was her heart beating when she was born.   
    Bill gently thumped her heart, then massaged it with one finger until she started breathing.
    She had been healthy, affectionate, happy and playful until the signs of age began showing.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Farewell to Little Josie
    As we have shared with our readers, the health of our little dog, Josie, has been deteriorating for some time. She was 16years old on Mother’s Day.
    Josie was special in that she was so tiny when she was born. She was half the size of her three siblings and she was not breathing, nor was her heart beating when she was born.   
    Bill gently thumped her heart, then massaged it with one finger until she started breathing.
    She had been healthy, affectionate, happy and playful until the signs of age began showing.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, June 18
    • Fayette County Amateur Town & Country Art Show and Professional Art Show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., upstairs in Fayette County Museum, Vandalia. It will continue through June 26. No admission charge.
    • Le Mar Marchman’s 90th birthday open house, 1-3 p.m., St. Elmo First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The family requests no gifts.

  • Mobile Food Pantry
  • Frogtown News

    Celebrating Birthday
    Mary Harpster, formerly of St. Peter, will be celebrating her 85 birthday on May 16. Cards may be sent to: Mary Harpster, c/o Lutheran Care Center, 702 W.Cumberland Road, Altamont, Ill. 62411.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 183.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Acolyte was Dennis Wollin.
    Attending elders were Brien
    Guy and Paul Reynolds.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Melvin Graumenz
    -Kathy Hassebrock