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Area News

  • Woodmen Donate Flag to Griffith Cemetery

    On behalf of the Modern Woodmen of the World Lodge 561 of Effingham members Morgan and Phyllis Pryor presented a large U.S. flag to Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown.

    Accepting the flag were Griffith Cemetery representatives Joe Kelly and Donald Smail. The presentation was during the Golden Years Club meeting in Brownstown on Feb. 12. Pictured, from left to right, are Kelly, Smail, Phyllis Pryor and Morgan Pryor.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, February 28
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Fayette County Extension Foundation, 7 p.m., Vandalia Extension office. At 6 p.m., the trophy Committee will meet at the Extension office. Both meetings are open to anyone interested.
    Saturday, March 2

  • Brownstown quilt drawing some comments about local residents

    Last week’s story about the mysterious quilt found in a bag in a closet of Brownstown house has stirred up some interest, answers, more questions and more interesting stories to follow up on.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    ‘Cow Eyes’ Being Made in the Homestead Pasture
    One of the  heifer youngsters, Minny, and neighbor Scott’s bull (which we now call “Romeo”) are making cow eyes at each other, but unfortunately (for them) they are separated by the lane and two electric fences. They were also communicating verbally with forlorn-sounding calls.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Grandchildren
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their grandchildren, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., while their parents were out of town.
    On Saturday, they attended Madison’s basketball game.
    On Sunday, they all visited with Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
    Birth
    Ryan and Donna Gullion of Effingham are the parents of twin boys born on Feb. 10, 2013.
    Jaxson Reece weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and Jayden Dean weighed 6 pounds, 5.5 ounces. Both were 19 inches long.

  • 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.