Today's Features

  • Katy, the Irrepressible Puppy
    Katy, the black Lab/blue heeler mix (Bill’s dog), is now 28 weeks old (not sure how old that is in dog months), and hasn’t made it to Tammie & Robert Rogers yet for her much-needed “act-like-a-lady” training.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent the weekend with Mitch’s parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    The family enjoyed Saturday evening dinner at the home of Doug and Pam Stein of Loogootee.
    Rita Siemer, 66, of St. Peter, formerly of Teutopolis, died on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Amy Reiss of St. Peter.
    The funeral was held on Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sigel.
    St. Peter Church

    Wednesday, October 31
    • Friendship Manor is having a Halloween Costume Party for kids through the fifth grade. Festivities will start at 6 p.m. with room visits to participating residents handing out candy to the costumed visitor. At 7 p.m., there will be a costume contest, with prizes for the best costumes in three age groups. In between other things, refreshments will be available in the form of punch, hot chocolate and cookies.
    • Reverb Youth Group (grades 6-12) 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.

  • Twenty-four members and three guests traveled to the Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield for the monthly ExxonMobil Annuitants luncheon and meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25.
    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal blessing.
    After the buffet, Dean Black opened the meeting with the announcement of two new members, Karl and Diane Kozak of Gillespie. Guests present were Millie Brooks, and Kenneth and Angie Hagan.
    The secretary and treasurer report was given and approved as read.

  • Philip Charles Taylor
    Shane and Kelly Taylor of Augsburg are the parents of a boy born at 10:01 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Mary Turner of Ramsey and Andrew Hoover of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The future bride is the daughter of Louie and Martha Turner of Ramsey. She is pursuing her degree in business administration through Argosy University.
    The future groom is the son of the late Bob and Virginia Hoover of Bingham. He is employed at Octochem in Vandalia, and is a volunteer fireman with the Smithboro Fire Protection District.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Brad Pryor of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11.

    Brad Pryor and the former Linda Blunt were married on Nov. 11, 1962, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, with Dr. Archie Brown officiating.
    Their attendants were Sharon McDonald Hoover, the late Sue Rogier Hicks, Larry Blunt and Tom Metzger.
    The Pryors are the parents of a daughter, Stacy Kruenegel.
    They have two grandchildren, Tyler and Jamie Kruenegel.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wasser of Vandalia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 19.

  • This is the third in a series of introductions to the children’s day care and learning centers located in the area.

  • Marriage
    Pastor William, Roxanne and Clara Emrick of St. Peter attended the wedding of Joseph Emrick and Carissa Brown in Vine Grove, Ky., on Saturday. The Rev. David Tannahill officiated, with Pastor Emrick assisting.
    Turkey Supper News
    All good things must come to an end – the LWML regretfully retired its annual turkey supper this year.
    However, the PTL and other church and school members are having a turkey supper on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m., in the school gym.
    St. Peter Church