Area News

  • Frogtown News

    Doris Mercier, 86, of St. Peter, died on Sunday.
    Children’s Christmas Service
    The Children’s Christmas service, presented by the students of St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Preschool, will be held on Sunday at 6 p.m.
    Christmas Eve Service
    The Christmas Eve candlelight service at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be held at 6:30 p.m.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 154. Ellijah Bahde served as acolyte.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, December 19
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 11 a.m., The Hitchin’ Post at Brownstown.
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Saturday, December 21
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage, weather permitting.
    Sunday, December 22
    • Christmas program, 9:30 a.m., St. Elmo Christian Church. This is the only morning service this Sunday.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    News is a Little Short …
    … this week, somewhat due to the weather and also to the scheduling of the clubs and the busy times. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and we will have some Christmas activities and club parties next week.
    Try to: Stay in, if possible; stay warm; and stay safe.
    And don’t forget about your pets and outside animals, and the little wild critters and birds.
    From the (new RK) Chicken Roost

  • 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.