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Today's News

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Grandchildren
    Helen Limes of St. Peter returned home on Friday from a week’s visit to Hobbs, N.M.
    She spent the week with her grandson, Dustin Kizziar and family.
    It was a surprise for her daughter, Sandy Kizziar of Gruver, Texas, who was also visiting Dustin for the week.
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 194. Sunday’s organist was Scott Gercken.
    Elders were Curtis Jenne and Charles Wachholz.
    Advent services will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and conclude on Dec. 21.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Rhonda, the Red Hen, New Girl on the Roost
    As Blackie, the hen seemed to still be in depression over the loss of her buddy, Anita, we decided she needed a new friend.
    Sharon, who works in the Rural King, volunteered to send one of her chickens to the Homestead to help Blackie adjust.
    Rhonda is an  “eyes-are-brown” hen and seems friendly and, we hope, will be a buddy to Blackie. However, at the present time, they have a chicken wire divider between them.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Dec. 15
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, 12 noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • Friendship Quilt Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Friday, Dec. 16
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education Christmas party, 11:30 a.m., Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 3-7 p.m. at the St. Elmo Elementary School.
    Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a complimentary T-shirt, while supplies last.

  • Births

    Chase Michael Herderhorst
    Trevor and Tiffany Herderhorst of Belleville are the parents of a boy born at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Smith-Bergstrom

    Alan and Cindy Laramee of Vandalia have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Blythe Smith, to Nathaniel Bergstrom, the son of Glen and Penny Bergstrom of Florissant, Mo.

  • Mad Dogs Donate to Toys for Tots

    The Mad Dogs Motorcycle Club presented on Friday its annual donation to the Toys for Tots program at Arthur Young Inc.

  • YMCA kicks off Strong Kids Campaign

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County has received help from Ameren Illinois in kicking off this year’s Strong Kids Campaign.

  • Banks of the Okaw-Dec. 15, 2011

    In last week’s Mystery Banks Photo was: Yvonne "Shorty" Clanton.
    Identifying her were: Lowell and Marilyn Wells, Heather Osborne, Tina Benning, and Melvin and Janet Kern.
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    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.

  • The Way We Were-Dec. 15, 2011

    15 Years Ago

    1996 – The Fayette County Board was considering a resolution that would require inmates in the county jail to help pay their own medical expenses.
    The Vandalia wrestling team captured the title of the Civic Memorial Tournament for the second straight year.
    Everett and Paula Sasse were planning to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, and Forrest “Shaner” and Cleta Lutz of Mulberry Grove were celebrating their 65th anniversary.

  • Statehouse Christmas always exciting

    This past Saturday evening, visitors to the Vandalia Statehouse participated in an annual tradition – the Christmas open-house at Illinois’ oldest capitol.