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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, February 14
    • Happy Valentine’s Day!
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • 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, February 15

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Looking In on the LongHorn Cow-Girls
    No, these are not representatives of an Old West “Longhorn Saloon”-type clientele, but these are the Homestead cow-girls, Betsy, the head cow; Geneva, also known as the Bartels Girl (she originally came from the Gary Bartels’ ranch); “Red,” the rebel; and the red Homestead Heifers, Minny and Mosie.

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Ryan and Kristi Kraemer are the parents of a daughter born on Jan. 25, 2013.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was named Zoey Rylynn. She has two brothers, Liam and Kolby.
    Grandparents are Greg and Angie Rinkel, Penny Donaldson and Fritz Kraemer.
    Birth
    Clint and Erica Storck are the parents of a daughter born on Jan. 29, 2013.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She was named Zoey Michaele.
    Grandparents are Keith and Jody Storck, and Denton and Darletta Brasel.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, February 7
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    “Sneaky Pete,” the Wily Wolf is back!!!
    Sneaky Pete, the wily wolf, is back! Last Tuesday (Jan. 22), early morning, Katy, the black Lab/blue heeler mix, was barking ferociously, which I ignored as I was writing.
    When Rhonda and Blackie (hens) began squawking loudly, I went to check and saw the wolf, Sneaky Pete, coming up in the back yard, toward the house, evidently interested in the chickens.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, February 2
    • St. Elmo Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
    Monday, February 4
    • The St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Tuesday, February 5
    • Friendly Neighbors potluck, noon, Phillips Building.
    • Council of Catholic Women, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.
    Wednesday, February 6
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, February 7

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Jan. 24 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 20 members and four guests present.
    Guests attending were Kenneth and Angie Hagan, Millie Brooks and Betty Cox. The pledge to the flag was followed by a moment of silence in memory of Dave Crye. Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer.
    President Dean Black welcomed everyone. Laura Mulhern acted as secretary and treasurer, since Elloise Black was unable to attend. The secretary and treasurer report was read and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries in January were also read.

  • VFW Competitions
  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Josie & Callie – Faithful Nurses?
    The malady that has been affecting so many people lately hit the Homestead feminine human (me) suddenly Friday evening, requiring close and unfettered access to the emesis basin, bathroom and bed, and continued on until later Sunday morning.

  • Frogtown News

    Sausage Supper
    The annual sausage supper, hosted by the Men of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. in the school gym.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Saturday night was 215. Attendance on Sunday was 79.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz. Luke Bergmann served as acolyte.
    Elders were Reggie Grandt and Jay Rothe.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Coleen Blomberg
    -Gladys Graumenz
    -Leann Hardiek
    -Clyde King