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Area News

  • Finding an ancestor's tombstone

    This summer marks the 150th anniversary of some of the most decisive battles of the Civil War.

  • Reunions

    Grandfield/Brazle

  • Frogtown News

    Mini-Vacation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter traveled to Shipshewana, Ind. on Monday of last week. They attended the flea market there on Tuesday and Wednesday, and returned home on Thursday.
    Visit Daughter
    Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter attended the flea market at Shipshewana, Ind., on Tuesday of last week. On Wednesday, they went on to Chase, Mich., to spend a few days with their daughter, Keri Latin and her family.
    School Registration

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Don’t Forget – Free Summer Sack Lunches for Kids …
    …Wednesdays, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., dispensed from the Brownstown United Methodist Church east door. It is sponsored by the Sefton Unit HCE and First United Methodist Church.
    From the Chicken Roost
    Blackie and Rhonda (hens) are taking the hot, chilly, hot, chilly weather changes right in stride, with no noticeable change in the egg production, which has been 100 percent of late (two eggs a day).

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, July 26
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, 214 N. Walnut.
    Monday, July 28
    • The Fayette County Home and Community Education Board, 10 a.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    • The St. Elmo Lions Club, 6 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Ragle/Ragel Reunion
    The 39th Ragle/Ragel reunion was held July 13 in the St. Elmo Centennial Building.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critter Corner
    Lady, the Mini-Mare, Now in Section #1 of New Pen
    Lady, the mini-mare, came to the Homestead to live in 2002 and was estimated to be approximately 5 years old at the time.  
    Earlier in her life, she had foundered on fresh, new, spring grass and, as a result, her hooves were misshapen (like rockers) to the point that she could hardly walk. The family that had her were wanting to find a home for her, and the friend to all critters, John Beck, (who is also our friend) called us with the sad story of the little horse needing a good home.

  • Frogtown News

    Reunion
    The Grandt cousin reunion was held Saturday. Six guests of those attending were from Germany.
    VBS
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be holding Vacation Bible School next week, July 21-25, from 6-8 p.m. daily.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 214.
    Rita Yagow was the organist.
    Madyson Magnus served as acolyte.
    Charles Wachholz and Paul Reynolds were attending elders.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Michael Jordon

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Wednesday, July 16
    Thursday, July 17
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Saturday, July 19
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet at 214 N. Walnut, 9 a.m.-noon.
    • 4-H show at Fayette County Fair – Dairy cattle at 9 a.m.
    Monday, July 21

  • Reunion

    Elam
    The Elam family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck lunch is at noon, and those attending are asked to take a covered dish and table service.

  • Fireworks Contribution

    Terry Yarbrough (left), representing the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association Area 51, presents a $500 donation for the Vandalia fireworks, sponsored by the Vandalia Lions Club, represented by fireworks chairman Jerry Schukar.