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Today's Features

  • “It is more blessed to give than receive.”
                    Acts 20:35
    Those are words that Don Thomas, pastor of the Brownstown United Methodist and Emmanuel United Methodist churches has always lived by.

  • Marie Benefiel
    Marie Benefiel will celebrate her 94th birthday at 11:30 a.m. next Tuesday at the House of Plenty restaurant in Highland.
    There is an open invitation for the celebration.

  • Alexandria Laine Conant
    Scott and Alison Conant of Effingham are the parents of a girl born at 3:39 p.m. on March 28, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She was named Alexandria Laine.
    Grandparents are Mikel Jahraus of Farina, Diane Jahraus of Altamont, and Gary and Janet Conant of Alma.

  • Holly Childers of Vandalia and Aaron Newcom of Wood River have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Leslie and Daisy Hipsher of Brownstown are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

  • Continuing on visiting along Gallatin Street, we stop in at Lia’s Gift Shop & Home Décor.

  • Twenty-one members of the Golden Years Club were present for the potluck meeting on Tuesday, April 10, and welcomed 13 guests.

  • All seven of the Fayette County Home and Community Education units were represented as the annual Get-Acquainted Day potluck, program and auction fundraiser was held Thursday, April 12, at the Golden Years building in Brownstown.

  • Birth
    Wyatt and Terra (Swick) Schnarre of St. Peter are the parents of a son, Gavin Wade, born on April 5, 2012. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 22 inches long.
    Deaths
    Our community is saddened by the deaths of several lifelong residents:
    • Leroy Hartmann, 85, died on April 11. His funeral was held on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    • Beaty Grandt, 82, died on April 15. Her funeral will be held on Friday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

  • Our Critter Neighbors, “Straight” & “Flash”
    “Straight” and “Flash” are the two beautiful horses that live in the pasture along our lane and yard, along with our neighbor’s longhorn cattle. We enjoy watching them and enjoy their visits much.
    They seem happy and are high-spirited much of the time. They sometimes act like mischievous boys, as they will suddenly chase the cows for a few minutes, as if they talked about it and said, “Let’s do it!”