Area News

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Weekend guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were: Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo.; and Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Other visitors over the weekend were: Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.; Rollie and Trieva Henson; and Amy Reiss.
    Bridal Shower
    Andria Urban Cavaletto and Sue Urban hosted a bridal shower for Mahala Harpster on Saturday at Orchard View Winery in Alma.
    Mahala received many nice gifts and enjoyed visiting with approximately 30 women in attendance.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Sudden Silence Along the North lane
    In the past, when we human inhabitants of the Homestead have sat down along Cora’s Corner, we have been serenaded (or fussed at, if we were mowing) by the little wild birds.
    We have also enjoyed seeing the little birds taking baths in the rain puddles and watching the little wild rabbits sitting in the lane, then scurrying to the sides as we came along.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, July 25
    • St. Elmo Home and Community Education will go to Tuscola to the Flesor’s Candy Kitchen. They will leave no later than 9 a.m., because their appointment is 10:30 p.m. They also will eat lunch there.
    • Exxon/Mobil annuitants will eat lunch at noon at the Litchfield Chinese Restaurant.
    Saturday, July 27

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Betsy Longhorn at Bedtime
    Betsy, the Longhorn, is the head of the Homestead herd.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, July 18
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

  • Rotary Club banquet
  • Lions Club Officers

    The Vandalia Lions Club recently installed its officers for the coming year.

    In front, from left to right, are: Kevin Budny, director; Bill Brown, treasurer; Bill Haselhorst, president; Bette Stolte, secretary; Tony Flowers, director; and Rich Walker, director. In back are: Robert Weidenhoeft, installing officer; Jerry Schukar, vice president; John Dotray, vice president; Les Smith, tail twister; and Bobby Kissiar, director.

  • Reunions

    The Herman Dothager family reunion was held on Thursday, July 4, at Vandalia City Park.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    In Response to Several Inquiries
    No, we haven’t figured out what kind of critter chewed the end of the spout off our good gas can.

  • Frogtown News

    Recovering from Surgery
    Larry Urban of St. Peter underwent double knee replacement surgery on July 2 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.
    Dane and Belinda Harpster, and Mahala Harpster and fiancé Nathan Jacquin visited him on July 4.
    Sue Urban spent a few nights with Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo., while awaiting his release. Larry is now recovering at home.
    Birthday Celebration
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter celebrated her birthday on Sunday by attending the Cardinals game at St. Louis.