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Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Moon has Waned …
    … but the indoor critters seem to have stepped up their” full moon activities,” or maybe they are having pre-mature cabin fever.
    When I am really busy, getting caught up in the house and going from room to room, Josie, the little doggie, follows me …from room to room.
    Callie, whose greatest enjoyment in life seems to be acting as an impediment in Josie’s progress, follows us and lies down across the doorways so Josie can’t get past. Josie barks until we tell Callie to move.

  • Frogtown News

    Week of Dec. 3
    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent Thursday evening through Sunday with her daughter, Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo. They attended a jewelry party on Thursday night.
    On Friday, Belinda joined Mahala and her co-workers for lunch at Hawthorne House in Labadie, Mo.  On Saturday, they shopped in St. Charles, Mo.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 194.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Ellijah Bahde served as acolyte.
    Elders were Charlie Wachholz and Paul Reynolds.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, December 13
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant. There will be no gift exchange.

  • Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Breakfast
    Monday, Dec. 17-Choice of cereal, Rice Krispie treat, milk and juice.
    Tuesday, Dec. 18-Choice of cereal, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, milk and juice.
    Wednesday, Dec. 19-Egg and cheese breakfast bagel, milk and juice.
    Thursday, Dec. 20-Choice of cereal, blueberry muffin, milk and juice.
    Friday, Dec. 21-Choice of cereal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Lunch
    Monday, Dec. 17-Oven-roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, bread and milk.

  • School Briefs

    Murrell performs at UE concert
    The University of Evansville announced that Ian Murrell performed at the Department of Music’s 33rd annual Holiday Pops concert.
    Murrell, a resident of Vandalia, is majoring in music performance.
    Holiday Pops took place on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Downtown Evansville’s Victory Theatre. The concert brings together ensembles and soloists, including the university’s choirs, orchestra, and wind and jazz ensembles to perform holiday favorites.

  • VES Pick of the Litter

    The latest group of Vandalia Elementary School students honored for such things as positive behavior and attitude are pictured.

    In front, from left to right, are Cayden Hipsher, Lane Fickes, Kobi Stokes, Dawsyn Evans and Ellika Whiteman. In back are Cassidy Anderson, Eli Beck, Isabella Eller, Nolan White, Hayley Wodtka, Macie Zumwalt and Isabelle Daiber.

  • BHS State Scholars

    Three of the four Illinois State Scholars at Brownstown High School are pictured.

    From left are Kaity Yorde, Matt Sefton and Kayla Black. Not present for the photo was Shelby Rine.

  • Students Help Load Donations
  • Wedding

    Michaela Tarr and Nathan Oldfield, both of Lansing, Mich., were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Grand Ledge Country Club in Grand Ledge, Mich., with Judge Stewart Newblatt officiating.

  • Card Shower

    Ruth Murfin
    Ruth Murfin of Vandalia will celebrate her 100th birthday on Dec. 21.
    She was born on Dec. 21, 1912, in Patoka, and she and the late Donald Murfin were married on Jan. 7, 1931, in Carlyle.