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Area News

  • Hoviouses' grandson plays on traveling baseball team

    Justyn Allen, son of Jeff and Michele (Hovious) Allen of Paris, Ill., and grandson of Earl and Deanna Hovious of Brownstown, played on a traveling team in Paris this summer.

  • Frogtown News

    Melvin and Gladys Graumenz of St. Peter attended the installation service for their granddaughter, Carmen Yagow, as a teacher at Our Savior Lutheran School in Springfield on Sunday.
    Elijah and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., returned home on Sunday after spending the week with their grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    Florence Lange, 84, of Altamont, died on Sunday, Aug. 19. The funeral was held on Wednesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Name That (Wild) Bird!
    The last few days, we have noticed tiny little birds flying around the Homestead and the lane. They are small, like wild canaries, are in flocks, as canaries fly. But they don’t seem to have the bright colors. They don’t come close enough to get a really good look at them, but seem very tiny.
    The little hummingbirds (all two of them), Rufus and Alice, are hitting the feeder pretty hard. We wonder if they are preparing to go back home early this year.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 23
    • The Illinois Home and Community Education Districts 6-7’s annual meeting will be held at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn. Registration will be from 9-9:30 a.m.
    Friday, August 24
    • St. Elmo Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. in the home of Mark and Jennie Ann Heischmidt. Anyone interested in helping save the Elmo Theater is welcome to attend. Those attending can take a dish to share; meat will be provided.

  • Reunion

    Elam
    The 74th annual Elam reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building. There were approximately 52 in attendance.  

  • Frogtown News

    Callie,  the Kitty…
    …seems to be feeling the heat now. She has insisted on going out on these hot days, even running  out between our feet on occasion.
    She seemed to prefer relaxing on the shed roof or on the deck, often in the sun. When we tried to get her in the cool house, she refused.
    However, yesterday, she came in looking like she had burrowed in the dirt, something she had never done before. Her face, chest, and both front legs and feet were dirty.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Callie,  the Kitty…
    …seems to be feeling the heat now. She has insisted on going out on these hot days, even running  out between our feet on occasion.
    She seemed to prefer relaxing on the shed roof or on the deck, often in the sun. When we tried to get her in the cool house, she refused.
    However, yesterday, she came in looking like she had burrowed in the dirt, something she had never done before. Her face, chest, and both front legs and feet were dirty.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 16
    • First day of school. Early dismissal will be at 11:30 a.m.
    • The Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck will be held at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church.
    • The Friendship Quilt Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, August 18
    • The Lions Club-sponsored hearing screening will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at the Phillips Building.
    Sunday, Aug. 19

  • Soroptimist Officers

    The new officers of Soroptimist International of Vandalia for 2012-14 were recently installed.

    In front, from left to right, are: Terri Braun, president; Debra Morecraft, recording secretary; Joanna Helm, director; Jan Rosborough, director; and Judy Wasmuth, director. In back are: Lyn Gartke, vice-president; Leigh Hedgpeth, parliamentarian/director; Melissa Elam, treasurer; Angela Graves, corresponding secretary; and Marion Shroyer, director. Not present for the photo was Cheryl England, president-elect.

  • Reunions

    Owen-Miller
    The Owen-Miller reunion will  be held at noon on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Phillips Building on U.S. Route 40 in St. Elmo.
    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

    Meyer and Magnus
    The annual Fred J. Meyer and Magnus reunion will be held at noon on Sunday, Aug. 19, at St. Peter Village Hall.
    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

    Brazle-Grandfield