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Today's News

  • Reunions

    Ragel
    The Ragel family reunion will be held this Sunday in the Centennial Building at St. Elmo Park. A potluck will be held at noon, with drinks provided.

    Torbeck
    The Torbeck reunion will be held on Sunday, July 17, at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. Dinner begins at 12:30 p.m.

  • Church Briefs

    Holy Cross VBS is July 17-21

    Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 726 W. Fillmore St. in Vandalia, will hold Vacation Bible School from July 17-21, 6-8 p.m. The VBS, with the theme of “Barnyard Roundup,” is open to children age 3 to sixth-grade age.

    'Sincerity' at Ramsey church

    “Sincerity,” a gospel group from the Decatur area, will perform in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Fellowship will follow the concert. There is no admission fee, and the public is invited.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

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    You can submit them by phone or email or put them in the box underneath our pink mailbox on U.S. Route 40.
    We need them by early Monday afternoon for that week’s publications. Thank you for sharing.
    Frog(s) Saga Update

  • Modern Woodmen Donation
  • Frogtown News

    Visit Lake of the Ozarks
    Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin spent the weekend at the Jacquin Family lake house at Lake of the Ozarks.
    VBS
    Registration is under way for Vacation Bible School at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The VBS will be held July 25-29, from 6-8 p.m. Forms may be picked up in the church narthex.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 142.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Acolyte was Jacob Hawkey.
    Attending elders were Darrell Wollin and Allen Magnus.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 7
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Saturday, July 9
    • Start of the Fayette County Fair.
    • See HCE fair participation info in an article following these announcements.
    • Fayette County 4-H & Junior Horse and Pony Show, 9 a.m. and 4-H and Junior Rabbit Show, 3 p.m.
    Sunday, July 10
    • 4-H and Junior Poultry Show, noon; 4-H Goat Show, 4 p.m.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1996 – Citing “immediate family concerns,” Republican candidate Marsha Sidwell Combs pulled out of the November state’s attorney’s race in Fayette County.
    Lorraine and Andy White of Vandalia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Jeanne and Ivan Witbracht were also celebrating their golden anniversary.
    Tom Turner, who had served as principal of South Central Elementary School, was chosen for the principal’s job at Patoka Elementary School.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: This little girl's family moved to Vandalia when she was a high school freshman. She worked as a school secretary for 48 years and has been retired for 22 years.

  • Celebrating the 4th in olden days

    To celebrate the Fourth, I thought it might be interesting to learn how the early settlers of days past celebrated this day.