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Area News

  • St. Elmo Alumni Banquet

    “Basket of Memories” was the theme of the St. Elmo Alumni Banquet held the evening of May 28 in the high school gym, with more than 200 alumni and guests attending. More than 160 had made reservations. The alumni came from 16 states, 43 towns and cities in Illinois and 33 from St. Elmo.
    A retired agriculture teacher, Richard Lowe of St. Elmo, attended. Following are the alumni, and if a state isn’t listed, the town is in Illinois.
    1934-Jennie Alice Logue Harner of St. Elmo.
    1938-Gilbert Wright and Millard Mills, both of St. Elmo.

  • Woodmen Help Main Street

    On Saturday afternoon, May 7, Dan and Barb Oberlink of Modern Woodmen (above) bought and brought the mulch to Main Street’s Lincoln Park, and spread the mulch.\

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    On May 26, the ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met for its monthly meeting and luncheon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 23 members and four guests present.
    After the pledge to the flag, a moment of silence was held for Karl Jesgarz, a member of the club who died May 22.
    Brock Fisher gave the meal blessing.
    After the meal, President Dean Black opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and introducing the special guest, John Nestleroad, a supervisor at the Patoka ExxonMobil Tank Farm.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Freedom-What a Beautiful Word…
    …and what a terrible, great cost to be able to enjoy our freedom in America.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Grandparents
    Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., spent Friday through Monday with their grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 1
    • A reminder that youth age 8 and older may enroll in a three-day photography workshop that will be given at the Vandalia Extension Office from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, June 6; Wednesday, June 8; and Friday, June 10. Reservations have to be made by this Wednesday. There is no cost for 4-H members, and the cost is $10 for non-4-H youth. Call 283-2753 to register.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First Of All
    Please Attend the
    Brownstown Memorial Day Program…
    …which will be given by the Brownstown VFW Post 9770 on Monday at the Memorial Wall in the Brownstown City Park, at 11 a.m.

  • Frogtown News

    Auxiliary News
    The St. Peter American Legion Auxiliary Unit #380 met at the Legion home at 7:30 p.m. on May 17, with 15 members present.
    President Patti Taylor called the meeting to order and proceeded with the opening rituals. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by the secretary, and also the treasurer’s report, since the Treasurer Arlene Lee was not present due to illness. Both reports were approved. A note from Lee was also read.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, May 25
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784, 1 p.m., Phillips Building.

  • Cub Scout Pack 315 Day

    Mayor Rick Gottman signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, June 11, as Cub Scout Pack 315 Day in Vandalia.

    The proclamation recognizes the benefits of Cub Scouting and the work of volunteers in Scouting. Gottman is shown Cub Scout Pack Leader Roy Garrett and his sons, Boy Scout Dylan Garrett and Cub Scout Drew Garrett.