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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Celebration for Arnolds’ 45th Anniversary
    The traffic was heavy on the road to the Golden Years building on Saturday, and the parking lot was filled as friends and family gathered to help David and Nancy Arnold celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary.
    Their daughters, Tina Wolfe and Cindy Hall, planned the event, which drew the gathering of wellwishers (at the last count) to the excess of 100.
    Nancy, looking like a pretty bride, sat at a table that held their wedding picture, on a large poster, on which the guests registered their names.

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Friday, August 24
    • Men’s summer Bible study, 6:30-7:30 a.m., St. Elmo Golf Course.
    Sunday, August 26
    • Registration deadline for entering the Junior Mayor Contest. See info below.
    Monday, August 27
    • Fayette County Home and Community Education, 10 a.m., Fayette County Extension Office.
    • St. Elmo Lions Club, 6 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Fayette County Republican Women, 7 p.m., National Road Interpretative Center, Vandalia.

  • Frogtown

    Baptism
    Anderson William Jones was baptized on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He is the son of Nick and Mallory Jones. Anderson’s godparents are Reid Drewes and Danielle Chasteen.
    Death
    Merle Storck, 90, of Farina, died on Sunday, Aug. 12.
    The funeral was held on Thursday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    Prairie Days
    Prairie Days is almost here and the committee is again asking for donations of cakes for the cake walk.

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Nick and Mallory Jones of Pensacola, Fla., are the parents of a son, born on July 15, 2018.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20¾ inches long.
    He has been named Anderson William.
    Grandparents are Andy and Karla Drewes of St. Peter, and Curt and Gene Jones of Kinmundy.
    VBS
    Vacation Bible School at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church has been set for the week of Aug. 6-10, from 6-8 p.m.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Quiet on the Homestead
    All is quiet on the Homestead at present. The Critters all seem content and relaxed, since we all pretty much ignore Rooster Cogburn’s wake-up call at odd and various times of the morning, daytime and nighttime.
    We haven’t noticed any wild critters coming around recently, and we think Cogburn’s crow is the cause of that. We don’t seem to have any mosquitoes and very few other flying or   ambulatory frogs, bugs, snakes, critters, etc.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 26
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Maverick Restaurant in Litchfield.
    Friday, July 27
    • Men’s Bible study, 6:30-7:30 a.m., St. Elmo Gold Course.
    Sunday, July 29
    • A pie and ice cream social will be held at 5:30 p.m. in a tent next to St. Elmo Christian Church, with music by Marly and Heather from 6-8 p.m.
    Tuesday, July 31
    • School registration from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the St. Elmo Elementary and Junior-Senior High schools.
    Wednesday, August 1

  • Frogtown News

    Reception
    A cake and punch reception was held on Sunday immediately following the church service in honor of the Rev. Alan Holtz’s 55th year in the ministry.
    He was presented a plaque, letters from the Central Illinois District president and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod president, and received many cards and well wishes.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 160.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Olivia Brauer served as acolyte.
    Curtis Jenne and Jeff Wasmuth were attending elders.

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Thursday, July 5
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo City Council, 6 p.m., city hall.
    Friday, July 6
    • Men’s Bible study, 6:30-7:30 a.m., St. Elmo Golf Course.
    Saturday, July 7
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 10 a.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Sunday, July 8
    • Ragel Reunion, 12:30 p.m. potluck, St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.
    • Tiffany Dunaway benefit, 3-6 p.m., Carriage House in Altamont.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    New Friend & New Critter Story
    Many of our faithful readers will remember the Homestead turkey, Fred P. Turkey (the “P” stood for pilgrim). He looked like the pilgrims’ Thanksgiving turkeys that we used to draw and color in elementary school.
    He was brought to the Homestead by Lola Gehle many years ago as a baby turkey, along with baby SnowWhite Goose, for  Cora. 
    He grew to be a very large bird and looked just like a wild turkey. He was a big pet and roamed the grounds free as … a bird.

  • Frogtown

    Marriage
    Kent Clark and Jill Schilling were married on June 9 at Vevay Park in Casey. Kent is the son of Warren and Lucretia Schroeder, and Jill is the daughter of Joe and Jennifer Schilling. The couple resides in Charleston.
    Blood Drive
    Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont will hold an American Red Cross blood drive in their Parish Hall on Wednesday, June 27, from 3-7 p.m.
    Installation