Area News

  • Shamrocks Donate Book

    The Vandalia Shamrocks 4-H Club donated a book, “I Survived – The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863,” to Evans Public Library to thank the staff for allowing the club to hold its meetings in the Lincoln Room

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and his brother-in-law, Brandon Spitzmiller of Peoria, spent Thursday night at the home of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. They attended the NRA show in Indianapolis, Ind., on Friday. They returned on Saturday and went mushroom hunting with Dane.
    They returned to their homes on Sunday.
    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent Friday and Saturday nights with her daughter, Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo. They enjoyed shopping in Chesterfield on Saturday.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 1
    • 4-H deadlines enrollments are due by this Thursday at the Fayette County Extension Office – enrollments and projects selections, dog and ownership forms and 4-H Memorial Camp registration.

  • Proclamations
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critter Corner
    Callie, The Kitty Adjusting to Move
    Callie, the Kitty, is adjusting to “The Move” (from the south end of the lane to the north end). She goes to the back door when she wants out, but she goes no farther than down the steps, under the small-for-now-porch, down to the east end of the home and, rather hurriedly, back under the porch.
    Conveniently (for her), the strong wind broke out the bottom half of our storm door and she can jump back into the house at will if the main door is open.
    Betsy & the Longhorn Family …

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Saturday afternoon visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Ben, Amanda, Madison and DruEller of Jackson, Mo. They visited Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center later that evening.
    Shayla Branham was confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the Maundy Thursday service.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Attendance for the Easter sunrise service was 139. Attendance at the 9 a.m. Easter service was 194.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Lady Longhorns…
    ... are casting coquettish glances and flirtatious tossing of their heads toward neighbor Scott’s pasture, as there are a couple of handsome-looking young male longhorns living there at present.
    The Homestead gals have even been heard vocally expressing their interest in the neighboring longhorn boys, sounding an awful like they are saying that they are in the “mooood” for love.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 24
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, April 26
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
    • Boy Scout Troop #444 will have the annual garage sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Elmo Christian Church. Donations from the garage sale will go toward boys attending summer camp.

  • Frogtown News

    70th Confirmation
    Class Reunion
    The Confirmation class of St. Peter Lutheran Church of 1944 attended church service on Sunday morning, April 6, for their 70th anniversary.
    Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Daris Knauer of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. Hilmer Rothe of Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bernhardt of Vandalia; Elmer Meyer of St. Peter; and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Graumenz of St. Peter.  Other guests attending were Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Knauer.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 17
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
    Friday, April 18
    • The Fayette County Schools Children Art Show starts in the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Ministerial Alliance Good Friday service, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church.
    Saturday, April 19