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Today's Features

  • Five generations of the Smith family are shown in a photo taken recently.

    In front are: Robin Hobler, grandmother; and Lenore Parkison, great-great-grandmother, holding Raygan Marie Hobler. In back are: Anna Hobler, Raygan's mother; and Carolyn Grames, great-grandmother.

  • Hopper
    The annual Hopper family reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the North Loudon Townhouse, just north of Wright’s Corner, with a potluck dinner at noon.
    Those attending are asked to take a covered dish to share. Drinks and tableware will be provided.
    If you have any questions, call 217-821-8202.

    Garrison

    The Garrison family reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the St. Elmo City Park, with 35 present.

  • Norman and Mary Ann Rhoades of Ramsey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Vandalia Days Inn.

  • Norman Clough, who is 83 years old, has a very clear memory of the days that are referred to as the “Oil Boom” in the St. Elmo area.

  • Possum Dog Needed
    As our doggie population has decreased, the wild critter invasion has increased. Some of our past doggie friends were real guardians of the Homestead, always on the lookout for unwelcome varmints.

  • Upcoming Reunion
    The annual Fred J. Meyer and Magnus reunion will be held Sunday at noon at St. Peter City Hall. All family and friends are welcome to attend.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Aug. 17
    • Teacher in-service – no student attendance.

  • Kleinik
    The annual Kleinik family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, at Greenville Patriot’s Park with a potluck dinner at noon.
    Take a covered dish and a lawn chair.

    Cole-Neucome

    The annual Cole-Neucome reunion will be held at noon on Sunday, Sept. 4, with a basket lunch at Bingham townhouse.
    All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • Merle Caylor
    Merle Caylor of Ramsey celebrated his 90th birthday this Wednesday.
    Cards may be sent to him at: RR 2, Box 255, Ramsey, Ill. 62080.

  • Grace Elaine Boatman
    Frank and Sarah Boatman of St. Charles, Mo., are the parents of a girl born at 3:37 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.


    She weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces. She was named Grace Elaine.
    She has three brothers, 18-year-old Dylan, 13-year-old Jakob and 2-year-old Jack.
    Grandparents are Joyce Carman of Vandalia, and Van and Sharon Boatman of Mulberry Grove.