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Today's Features

  • Spends Night with Grandparents
    Harper Jacquin spent the night with her grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, on Friday.  
    On Sunday, Dane, Belinda, Mahala and Harper went to see Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont and ate lunch in Altamont.
    On Saturday, Seth and Konrad Bergmann spent the afternoon with Belinda Harpster. Later, they went for McDonald’s and ice cream.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 154.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 11
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Monday, August 15
    • Historical Vandalia Inc, 6:30 p.m., Fayette County Museum, Vandalia.
    • St. Elmo Board of Education, 7:30 p.m., Unit Office.    
    Thursday, August 18

  • Katie Ledbetter and Wade Nevergall, both of Vandalia, were united in marriage in a private ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on July 20, 2016, in Destin, Fla., with the Rev. Samuel Blowes officiating.

  • Nichole Koonce and Curt Renschen, both of Carlyle, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Heather Brown and Matthew Filer have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Durbin of Pekin, formerly of Vandalia, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Monday.

  • Cowgirls enjoying lush pasture
    Although we kind of bemoan the fact sometimes when the frequent rains make the grass grow faster and it is difficult to keep up with, the four Homestead “cowgirls” (namely Bill’s longhorns-Geneva, the Bartels girl; “Red,” the mother of one of the two kids, Minnie and Moo-na-Lisa) seem to like it.

  • Spends Weekend with Grandparents
    Henry Harpster, age 5 months, of Jackson, Mo., spent the weekend with grandparents Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Those who came to visit Henry were Mahala and Harper Jacquin, Stacey and JoHanna Bergmann, and Sue Adams.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 168.
    The organist was Rita Yagow
    Acolyte was Mitchell Brauer.
    Attending elders were Darrell Wollin and Allen Magnus.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns: