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Area News

  • Trees Planted at Family YMCA

    On Saturday, May 7, the YMCA planted 35 trees. The trees were donated by Rural King Supply.

  • HCE 63rd annual meeting, dinner

    The Fayette County Home and Community Education held its 63rd annual dinner and meeting on Tuesday, June 14, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with 44 members and five guests signing the register.

  • Frogtown

    Oklahoma Houseguests
    Curtis and Betty Dowling from Chacotah, Okla., arrived at the home of Ed and Doris Young in St. Peter early Tuesday afternoon on June 14 and left early Friday morning, June 17.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 22
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784, 4:30 p.m., Altamont McDonald’s.

  • Reunion

    Libell
    The descendant’s of John Frank and Pearl (Leininger) Libell and his sister, Isaac Noah and Lela Ellen (Libell) Linton met on June 5 at Vandalia Park, with 43 in attendance.
    All enjoyed a day of food, family and visiting.
    Charles and Cayla (Alverson) Grandt added twin boys to the family on Jan. 5.

  • Rotary Honors Blood Drive Volunteers

    The Vandalia Rotary Club recently hosted to a lunch the volunteers who have helped at the club's quarterly blood drives for the past several years.

    Many of those volunteers are members of the American Legion Auxiliary. Pictured, from left, are Alvena Noffsinger, Linda Rhodes, Amy Meseke, George Meseke, Katie Schukar and Dolores Michel. (Not pictured is volunteer Carolyn Murray.) To the right of those volunteers are Rotary members Dale Freeman, Dr. Howard White and White's wife, Mary, who help coordinate the blood drives for the club. 

  • Three more Vandalia Idol finalists picked

    The Final three contestants have been chosen for the first annual Vandalia Idol competition, sponsored by Soroptimist of Vandalia.

  • Card Shower

    Betty Abendroth
    A card shower has been requested for Betty Abendroth, who will celebrate her 79th birthday on Monday, June 27.
    Cards should be sent to Betty at: RR 2, Box 66, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.
     

  • Reunion

    Grubaugh
    The annual Sam and Clara Grubaugh reunion will be held at noon on Sunday, July 3, at the Rogier Park pavilion in Vandalia.
    All family and friends are invited to attend.
     

  • Rotary honors Stortzum

    Winnie Stortzum of Vandalia was recently recognized by Rotary International District 6490 “with gratitude for leadership in service to Shelterbox USA.