Today's Features

    Saturday, September 19
    • The First Church of God Women’s Bible Study, 9 a.m., S.H.E.D.

  • Weekend Visitor
    Mitch Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent Friday through Sunday with parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Mitch came home to help his dad with some odd jobs around the house.  
    Village-Wide Garage Sales
    Village-wide garage sales will be held in St. Peter on Saturday. There will be a cookout in front of the school from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 219.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Erin Schroeder served as acolyte.

  • Critters Seem Calm & Comfortable …
    … in these “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” As we humans turn our man-made temperature gauges up and down to control our artificial environment, and change constantly to and from summer clothes to sweaters and jackets, the critters keep on the appropriate apparel given them by their creator.

  • The story begins 25 years ago, when Henry “Hank” and Clara Voss came from Villa Park with their dream to start a Christian radio station in this area.

  • “I traveled all over the world to get to Vandalia” were the words spoken by the Rev. Joshua Miller as he shared his story of his journey with the Lord, which led him to First Pentecostal Church in Vandalia.

  • The third kiosk placed in Fayette County by the National Road Association of Illinois bears the words “End Of The Road” and is located in Vandalia, about a block west of the Vandalia Statehouse and the silent, strong sentry of the Old National Road, the Madonna of the Trail.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    In the beginning, the Lord led Dale and Susan Worthington to have seven talented children, ages 6-17, who share His grace and love by playing music at His beck and call.  Their large van and covered trailer contains instruments, speakers, microphones, stands and, I bet, a mile of electrical cords.

  • The Historic National Road Association of Illinois has placed 20 attractive, commemorative Kiosks in 19 communities along the National Road, all containing interesting historical information about the villages and towns, and the road. Fayette County has three of them in St. Elmo, Brownstown and Vandalia.

    Thursday, August 20
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • The St. Elmo Education Foundation will hold its annual meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the unit office. Directors and officers will be elected, and there will be discussion of fundraising activities and accomplishments.
    Monday, August 24
    • The Fayette County Home and Community Education, 10 a.m., Vandalia Extension Office.