The Hoffman family reunion was held on June 15 in Rogier Park in Vandalia, with five families represented, those of Leonard, Harry, Edmund, Arnold and Raymond.
Member of Albert’s family present were: Evelyn Probst of Ramsey; Connie Weller of Bethalto; Gail Greer of O’Fallon and Gary Probst of Long Beach, Calif.; May Della Probst of Bingham; and Bill and Rhonda Jacobs of Chatham.
The national online publication CNN Money recently recognized Lake Land College among the nation’s best 100 community colleges in preparing students for graduation.
Lake Land College’s 54 percent success rate is also in the top 25 in the state, tied for seventh.
The study, conducted by a joint venture between CNN Money and College Measures, is based on the success rate of graduating students within three years or students transferring to a four-year university.
Summertime means baseball, picnics and pooltime – and the kickoff to school and sports physical season. Yet, in the midst of the fun, physicals are often forgotten until school is right around the corner.
And if a child doesn’t have a physical on record by the start of the school year, he or she could miss out on the upcoming fall sports season or even be subject to exclusion from school if an exam is not completed by Oct. 15.
• John A. Fairbanks, 33, 3146 N. 1450, Herrick, was arrested on July 8 on a charge of failure of a sex offender to register a new address. No bond information was listed.
• Patrick M. Lawson, 19, Fairview Heights, was arrested on July 7 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
• A 17-year-old youth was arrested on July 7 on a charge of battery. The youth was released on a notice to appear in court.
Associate Pastor Bernard Ross was installed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont on Sunday.
Ross and his wife, Katie, have a 2-year-old son, Daniel. He is a 2014 graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. A reception was held at the parish hall following the installation. The Rev. Bill Emrick was the preacher for the installation.
Word was received that Sharon Mosley died last Thursday.
Critters Keeping Cool
Well, maybe not as cool as the proverbial cucumbers, but as they have plenty of water, shady areas to rest in and regular meals, they don’t seem to be feeling any stress weather-wise.
Lady, the mini-horse, has a nice canopy (which was originally meant for the picnic table). It has a high center roof, so she gets the breeze flowing through it. We plan to build her a winter quarters before the snow flies, but the temporary shelter seems to be satisfying her.
A party to celebrate Delila Beckman’s 80th birthday will be held on Saturday, July 19, at the Vandalia Eagles Club, 112 N. Sixth St., Vandalia.
The celebration will include a meet and greet from 4-5 p.m.; food and refreshments from 5-6 p.m.; cake and punch from 6-7 p.m.; and music by “Heartland Express.”
The public is invited to attend. No gifts, please.
The Elam family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
A potluck lunch is at noon, and those attending are asked to take a covered dish and table service.