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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Sept. 21
    • Breakthru Youth, 6:30-8 p.m., Freedom Reigns in Christ Church.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    On Aug. 25, the ExxonMobil Annuitants met for their monthly meeting and luncheon at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 28 members and four guests present.
    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer.
    President Dean Black opened the meeting with a welcome to all present.
    The secretary/treasurer reports were read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for August were read.
    Humorous readings were given by LaVerne Laux and Madelon Fisher.

  • Sizeable Squash

    Christine Yenny displays the 18-pound squash she grew at her rural Vandalia home.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Guests
    Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., spent Friday and Saturday night with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.  
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 182. Acolyte was Emily Chapman. Organist was Scott Gercken.
    Elders were Curtis Jenne and Kevin Wodtka.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Alvin Riedle
    -Sophie Wodtka
    -Vicky Wuehler
    • Those serving our country:
    -Penny Taylor Davis

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Sept. 14
    • Breakthru Youth for all ages, potty trained through high school, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Freedom Reigns in Christ Church.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

     ‘Possum Playing ‘Possum?...
    …not this time. The morning after the last big rain, an opossum’s body was found in the lane in a puddle. We believe it was a case of “hit and run,” as the body was found down toward U.S. Route 40.
    Also, we have not had a nightly visitor around the yard lately, and the girls’ eggs (Anita and Blackie hen) are now being accounted for. As we have no definite proof of identity, we refer to the body as “John O’Doe “ (but it was a ‘possum, not a deer doe).

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club held its Aug. 26 luncheon and meeting at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 23 members and five guests attending.
    Guests present were Marge Harre, Pam Orr, Kenneth Hagen, Jane Hammond and Stacey Langston. The pledge of allegiance was given and followed with Brock Fisher asking the meal prayer.
    After the meal, the meeting was opened with President Dean Black welcoming guests and members.

  • Walk raises $7,204

    The Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Rogier Park in Vandalia drew 197 participants and raised $7,204.

    The money raised will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. "The walk was a huge success," said event coordinator Nicolette Rikli. Sponsors of the walk included Walmart, County Market, McDonald's and Casey's.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

     “Kitten On The Keys”…
    …was a popular, lively, cute and entertaining piano composition years ago (when I was young).

  • Frogtown News

    Death
    Robert L. King died on Aug. 26, 2011, in his home in Alton.  A private family burial was held in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery on Thursday of this week.
    Mr. King was born April 17, 1945 in St. Peter, the son of Jesse and Vera (Niehaus) King.