Today's Features

  • The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. will begin the 2016 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program on Thursday Oct. 1. That is the first day that appointments can be made for the program.
    October and November are priority months reserved for those households that have either a member aged 60 and above or disabled. Appointments can be made by contacting the local C.E.F.S. County Outreach offices.  
    Starting on Nov. 2, applications will also be accepted from households that at the time of application have a child under age 6; proof of age will be required.

  • Critters Enjoying Cooler Weather
    Baby Bucky Burro, for one, has been kicking up his heels, running to get to the carrots before “Mom” and just seems to be generally enjoying life.
    They have been enjoying just lying and napping in the warm sunshine, but they come to their gate to watch us drive in now, and are being more attentive when anything is going on.

  • Lutheran Care Center Hosts Family Day
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended Family Day at Lutheran Care Center on Sunday. There was a band, food stand, bake sale, popcorn ice cream and lots of entertainment. They had a bounce house and horse rides for the kids.  Belinda even decided to take a ride on the horse. Gert Garrett helped the band sing “You are My Sunshine.”
    Several familiar faces were there from St. Peter.

    Thursday, September 24
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Friday, September 25
    • Preregistration for “Health Insurance for People 65+” is required by this Friday. See the info in the Sept. 30 announcement.
    Saturday, September 26

  • The northeast corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Main Street holds a treasury of history and memories. The building and the very ground on which it srands are a part of history.

    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.