Today's Features

  • The parents of Becca Dawn Sprague and William Lee Barth have announced the couple’s engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Mary Beth Riedle and David Adam Knoche, both of Alton, were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Nov. 19, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier, with the Revs. Doug Meyer and David Hoehler officiating.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo., spent the weekend with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Belinda and Mahala attended the baby shower of Dawn Urban of St. Peter on Saturday afternoon.
    Saturday evening dinner guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster were: Mahala Harpster, Mary Harpster of St. Peter and Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.
    Visits Grandparents
    Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., spent the week with her grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.

    Wednesday, April 11
    Thursday, April 12
    • The Fayette County Home and Community Education Get-Acquainted Day will be held at the Brownstown Golden Years Club building. Registration will be at 9 a.m. and a brunch potluck at 9:30 a.m. Following the brunch, the Sefton Unit will present a skit, and there will be a Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It auction. All interested in this county activity are invited to attend.

  • Star, the Little White Dove & the Little Woods Birds…
    …were cooing and singing songs, beginning at dawn Saturday morning and continuing all day long.
    When I stepped out onto the deck very early Saturday morning with little Josie, the 12-year-old “puppy”, the wildwoods birds were just singing their hearts out.
    It sounded like wild bird songs recordings I have heard, only more full, sweeter, and fresher. It was delightful in the fresh morning air.

  • Twelve years ago, Vicky Blackerby,  decided to give up teaching school for two very good reasons – her and husband Rob’s new twin babies.  

  • Easter events set at Augsburg Lutheran

    Immanuel Lutheran Augsburg Church will have an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. this Sunday, with breakfast to follow at 7 a.m. in the church's fellowship hall.
    Also planned is an Easter egg hunt for children at 8 a.m. and a church service with Communion at 10 a.m.
    An Easter egg coloring contest for all ages through high school is planned for this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church.

  • By Joyce Mueller
    April is officially the lawn and garden month, and many of us are delighted to be outside, enjoying the displays of flowers and trees.
    We also enjoy seeing all those who attend EO every Monday afternoon. This week, we met in the Fayette County Hospital LTC dining area.
    Arriving early, Pam Childers, our pianist, started the program with a variety of favorite tunes.
    Refreshments of cookies, iced tea and coffee were provided by the Evergreen volunteers group.

  •  By Panzi Blackwell
    The sanctuary pews at Temple Baptist Church were filled as the Fourgiven Quartet delivered a 90-minute musical program recently.

  • This Sunday, we will celebrate Easter. It is really the main holiday for Christians, or at least it should be.