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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Dog’s Life (On the Homestead, That Is)
    Bertha, the Great Pyrnese and her daughter, Pricey, are much more comfortable in the snow, ice, sleet and bitterly cold weather because their coats are so thick and long.

  • Frogtown News

    Visiting Aunt
    On Wednesday of last week, Belinda Harpster and Helen Limes of St. Peter traveled to New Paris, Ohio, to pick up Belinda’s cousin, Diana Rowland. She will be spending a couple of weeks with Helen.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 8
    • The Avena Township Park Board, 7 p.m., in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.

  • 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.