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Today's News

  • Bibles help preserve our history

    One of the fun things I get to do as chair of the publications committee of the Fayette County Genealogical & Historical Society is come up with ideas of material that we can publish and, therein, earn money to support our programs.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Longhorn Cowgirls Enjoying Cooler Weather
    Longhorn cows are survivors. We have read that they can survive on the barest of necessities, such as poor food supply and eating briers and weeds, and have thrived on such poor nutrition.
    Our cowgirls’ survival skills have never been put to the test. Here on the Homestead, they have always had hay and grain supplied to supplement the pasture when the grass is brown and dry from lack of rain … and I have never seen them yet munching on weeds.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, Aaron and Henry Harpster spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of  St. Peter.
    The boys enjoyed riding in the combine with their Grandpa Dane.
    Installation
    The Rev. Ryan Meyer will be installed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, Oct. 22, in a 4 p.m. service.
    A potluck will be held immediately following in the school gym.
    Those who plan to attend the meal should contact Belinda Harpster by Oct. 16.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Thursday, October 12
    • The St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, October 13
    • Men’s outdoor Bible study, 6:30 a.m., St. Elmo Golf Course.
    Sunday, October 15
    • Wolf Creek Cluster Charge Conference, 2 p.m., St. Elmo First United Methodist Church, After the service, refreshments will be provided in the Fellowship Hall.
    Monday, October 16

  • KC Community Forum here Thursday

    Kaskaskia College is inviting resident of Vandalia and the surrounding areas to attend a Community Engagement Forum at the Vandalia Campus at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday at the KC Campus on West Fillmore Street.
    The meeting is provided to share information with the public, as well as seek public input.  
    Speaking on the current state of the college and new developments at the college will be: Mary Schulze, director of the Vandalia Campus; Dr. Penny Quinn, KC president; trustees of the board and other members of the college administrative team.

  • KC Theatre Scholarships
  • KC Instrumental Music Scholarships
  • KC Chorus Scholarships
  • FFA Section 19 Land Use Champs
  • Trapping permits

    The Illinois Dept of Natural Resources will conduct a public drawing at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017 for the allocation of trapping permits for Ramsey Lake State Park.
    Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the site office, located approximately two miles northwest of Ramsey.
    Trapping will be permitted in the designated areas from the statewide opening until Jan. 25 and include the extended spring season for mink and muskrat through Feb. 15 and beaver and otter trapping, which are allowed through March 31.