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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Settling In & Settling Down
    Josie, the going-on-14-year-old “puppy” is becoming accustomed to her new home (as we humans also are), and often just goes and naps on her little bed under the kitchen window and near the AC vent. She has also reclaimed her couch corner, which had not been moved here for a few days. With the furniture here, she seems to be more contented and “at home.”

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, September 5
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Friday, September 6

  • Reunion

    Niehaus
    The annual reunion of the Louis and t Niehaus family was held Saturday, July 20, at Holy Cross Lutheran Parish Hall.
    Thirty-three family members  attended the noon potluck.
    The family members who attended were: Elden and  

  • VCHS class of '43 holds reunion

    Members of the 1943 graduating class of Vandalia Community High School met for their 70th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • Reunion

    Garrison
    The Garrison family reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Phillips Building in St. Elmo.
    Ervin Garrison gave the blessing before the noon meal. A short business meeting was held, with the treasurer’s report given.
    One birth was reported: Rylee Jean Elmore, on Dec. 1, 2012, to Justin and Natasha Elmore.
    One death was reported: Clyde Tharp, on May 11, 2013.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Adjusting to Move
    The big move north (fourth of a mile to north end of lane) is almost completed and, hopefully, the Homestead inhabitants will get back to normal soon.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Children
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their daughter, Amanda Eller and family of Jackson, Mo. On Sunday, they all met Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., for lunch.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 173. Cameron Brandt served as Acolyte. The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Elders were Mark Wollin and Allen Magnus.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Harold Baldock
    -Jake Connor
    -Lavern Magnus
    -Bill Norman

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 29
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants are to go to the Laux home at New Baden.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Reunions

    Lilly-Wright
    The annual Lilly-Wright reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the First Church of God SHED in St. Elmo.
    A potluck dinner is at noon, with fried chicken, drinks and tableware being provided. Those attending are asked to take side dishes, main dishes, vegetables or desserts to share.
    After the potluck, a short business meeting and white elephant sale will be held.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critter Corner
    Josie is going with us now as we work at the new-to-us home, and is very quiet once she gets in the car and knows she is going with us. She has trouble getting up the steps sometimes, so I think when we build the deck and steps, we will put up a little ramp to help her. She goes directly to her little bed (her own choice) when she goes in and seems content just to be there with us.