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Area News

  • FCH Auxiliary Scholarships

    The Fayette County Hospital Auxiliary awarded two scholarships at its June meeting.

    Samantha Stefanski of Vandalia, left, is pictured receiving a $500 scholarship to Lakeview College in Danville from Sayona Perry, president of the FCH Auxiliary. Stefanski is working toward a bachelor's degree in nursing. Also receiving a scholarship from the auxiliary was Julie Schilling of Brownstown, who will be attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to pursue a career in the medical field. Schilling was unable to attend the meeting.

  • Lawson reunion is planned

    Several months ago, two members of the Lawson family began researching their family history on ancestry.com from different areas in the United States.
    Through the wonders of the Internet and Facebook, they have connected and would like to connect with more of the extended family.
    Based on what family members have learned, they probably have relatives in each of the 50 states.
    Therefore, there will be a Lawson family reunion, on Saturday, July 28, at St. James Lutheran Church, located at 727 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Awww, a Cute, Little, New puppy…

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Daughter
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their daughter, Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo.
    On Saturday, they took a tour of Purina Farms and finished the day shopping in Chesterfield.
    On Sunday, they attended a fish fry hosted by the uncle of Nathan Jacquin to celebrate Mahala’s birthday.
    St. Peter Church
    Saturday evening worship attendance was 121. Acolyte was Logan Lotz.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 20
    • The Artworks Gallery Amateur Town and Country Art and Professional Art Show that started June 16 will continue through this Sunday at the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays.
    • The St. Elmo Board of Education regular meeting, 7:30 p.m., unit office.
    Thursday, June 21
    • The Vit-Em-In Sunday school Class potluck, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church.

  • Thompson story included in book

    Virginia “Ginny” Wilbur recently received word that her sister, Alice (Fisher) Thompson had been honored for one of her short stories.

  • Family Reunion

    Libell
    The descendants of John Frank and Pearl (Leininger) Libell, and his sister, Isaac Noah and Lela Ellen (Libell) Linton, gathered in Vandalia City Park on Sunday, June 3.

  • HCE Collects Tabs

    The Brownstown School District joined with the Sefton Unit Home and Community Education to collect pop top tabs for the St. Louis Ronald McDonald House.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Barn Critters Doing Well…
    …in spite of the hot, dry temperatures.
    Smoky, the (adorable) little donkey, and his buddies, Lady, the mini-mare, and Sugarfoot, the little beautiful black stallion, do not seem to be bothered by the heat.
    In the past, if they showed signs of being too hot, we put a fan in their window, which helped. However, it hasn’t been necessary yet this year.

  • Frogtown News

    Story Worth Telling
    Some of you may remember a story published a few years ago, about my Godson, Seth Bergmann, who saved his grandfather’s life by running several blocks and getting help.
    Well, he again has done something worth telling. He turned 5 back in November, and he received money (from myself and several others) instead of a gift.
    After several failed promises to take him shopping (myself included), he told his mother he wanted to go shopping with his birthday money – grocery shopping.