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Today's Features

  • Looking In on the LongHorn Cow-Girls
    No, these are not representatives of an Old West “Longhorn Saloon”-type clientele, but these are the Homestead cow-girls, Betsy, the head cow; Geneva, also known as the Bartels Girl (she originally came from the Gary Bartels’ ranch); “Red,” the rebel; and the red Homestead Heifers, Minny and Mosie.

  • Birth
    Ryan and Kristi Kraemer are the parents of a daughter born on Jan. 25, 2013.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was named Zoey Rylynn. She has two brothers, Liam and Kolby.
    Grandparents are Greg and Angie Rinkel, Penny Donaldson and Fritz Kraemer.
    Birth
    Clint and Erica Storck are the parents of a daughter born on Jan. 29, 2013.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She was named Zoey Michaele.
    Grandparents are Keith and Jody Storck, and Denton and Darletta Brasel.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, February 7
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Regina Darlene Moeller and Christofer Brandon Albert have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The future bride, formerly of Vandalia, is the daughter of Keith and Lori Moeller of Kinmundy, and Cheryl and Randy Pollard of Vandalia.
    The future groom is the son of Kenny and Janice Albert of Petersburg.
    An April wedding is planned.

  • Katelyn Carpenter and Cody Ennen, both of St. Peter, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo., and Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Mackenzie Holaday and Mitchell Graumenz have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Sarah Ehrat of Vandalia and Nick Schulze of Effingham have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Robin Lovett was originally born in New York and lived in different places during her young years, because her dad was in the military. They settled down here when she was young, and she graduated from Brownstown High School.

  • “Sneaky Pete,” the Wily Wolf is back!!!
    Sneaky Pete, the wily wolf, is back! Last Tuesday (Jan. 22), early morning, Katy, the black Lab/blue heeler mix, was barking ferociously, which I ignored as I was writing.
    When Rhonda and Blackie (hens) began squawking loudly, I went to check and saw the wolf, Sneaky Pete, coming up in the back yard, toward the house, evidently interested in the chickens.