Area News

  • Frogtown News

    Return from Trip
    Melvin and Gladys Graumenz of St. Peter returned to their home after visiting the Milwaukee, Wis., area.
    On Dec. 6, they attended the Christmas at Concordia held in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon.
    Their granddaughter, Kristin Komnick, participated in the concert as a member of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Flute Choir.

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, December 11
    • St. Elmo Christian Church Reverb Sweet Treat Surprise Cookie Delivery, 6-8 p.m.
    • Kids Klub, 6:30 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D.
    Thursday, December 12
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, December 13

  • Tea Party elects officers



    At a recent meeting of the Effingham Area Tea Party, President Todd Slingerland reminded attendees that the monthly meeting dates have been changed to the second Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. at Culvers in Effingham.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants


    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Nov. 21 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 23 members and four guests present. 

    President Dean Black welcomed all members and guests, followed by the pledge to the flag. Brock Fisher gave the blessing for the meal. 

  • St. Elmo News



    Wednesday, December 4

    • For the Saturday free giveaway, clothing, etc., can be taken to Freedom Reigns in Christ Church from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 

  • Frogtown News

     Weekend Visitors

    Thanksgiving Day guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were: Nathan and Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., Helen Limes of St. Peter, Renee Key of Edgewood and the Rev. William Emrick of St. Peter.

  • Frogtown News

    Celebrate Anniversaries
    Keith and Michelle Perkins of Effingham celebrated their 25th anniversary the weekend of Nov. 16, and Keith’s parents, Kenneth and Juanita Perkins, also of Effingham, celebrated their 55th anniversary as well.
    They celebrated with a special Mass, then met with relatives at Ryan’s in Effingham for brunch. Michelle is the daughter of Duane and Betty Pontious of St. Peter.
    Adam and Cassie Jahraus of Decatur are the parents of their first child, Audrey Kay, born on Nov. 15, 2013.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    NOTE-Thank you for getting news, bulletins and items in earlier on Mondays- necessary due to the Postal Service change in schedules.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, November 28
    • Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Saturday, November 30
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet will not be open.
    Sunday, December 1

  • Frogtown News

    Casey and Ashley Feller of St. Elmo are the parents of a daughter, Nora Belle, born on Nov. 11, 2013.  She weighed 7½ pounds and was 22 inches long.
    Grandparents are Kirk and Brenda Feller of St. Elmo and Marlen and Annie Harnish of Altamont. Great-grandmother is Doris Strullmyer of St. Peter.
    Andrew Kannon Martin, son of Kenny and Shannon (Jenne) Martin, was baptized on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. His godparents are Lance Jenne and Carla Wells.
    Attends Birthday Party