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Today's News

  • The meaning of 'transformational discipleship'

    Throughout 2014, I have been encouraging both of the churches I pastor to focus on discipleship. And I’ve been using the term “transformational discipleship.”  Let’s take a look at what those two words mean.

  • KC Dental Assisting Graduates
  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Ryan and Kristi (Rinkel) Kraemer of St. Peter are the parents of a daughter, Drew Riann, born on Sept. 13, 2014.  She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
     She is welcomed home by her brothers, Liam and Kolby, and a sister, Zoey. Grandparents are Greg and Angie Rinkel, Penny Donaldson and Fritz Kraemer. Great-grandparents are Olga Michel, Janet Thompson, and Ted and Joyce Rinkel.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 193.
    Rita Yagow was the organist.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Rufus and Alice (Hummingbirds)
    Our little Hummingbird couple, Rufus and Alice, has been visiting their feeder frequently lately, probably in preparation for the long trek (or
    flight) to their winter home.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, September 20
    • Wolf Creek Cluster of United Methodist Churches picnic, 4 p.m., Brownstown Park. In case of rain, it will be held at the Methodist Church, just across from the park. Those attending are to take dishes to pass and lawn chairs.
    Sunday, September 21
    • The new superintendent of the Embarras River District of United Methodist Churches, Scott Grulke of Effingham, will be installed at a 3 p.m. service in the Effingham Centenary United Methodist Church.

  • Good Crop of Spuds

    Andy Hoover of Mulberry Grove shows the unusually large potatoes he has grown this summer. Some of the red potatoes weigh as much as 2 1/2 pounds.

    In the second photo, Dallis Patterson, the 11-month-old daughter of Joe and Kerry Patterson, is shown with one of the large spuds (photo contributed).

  • Kaskaskia College

    ‘Feeding Your Family for Less’
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education, in partnership with the University of Illinois Extension, will present the class “More Bang for Your Buck: Feeding Your Family for Less” through the KC Vandalia Campus.
    The class will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the U of I Extension office at 118 N Sixth St. in Vandalia.
    The registration number for the class is COED-8098-VA01E.

  • Birth

    Grady Douglas Laack
    Jason and Alison Laack of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 5:37 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • VYO Action
  • Tennis Action