Area News

  • Reunions

    The Brown family reunion will be held this Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. A potluck dinner is at 12:30 p.m.
    All family members and friends are invited to attend.

    Meyer and Magnus

    The annual Meyer and Magnus reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, at St. Peter City Hall, with a potluck dinner at noon.
    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

  • Visiting Professor

    Steven C. Ricke, director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Center for Food Safety, has been named a visiting professor (international scholar) at Kyung Hee University in Suwon, South Korea.
    Ricke, the son of Clarence and Beverly Ricke of rural Bingham, also holds the Donald (Buddy) Wray chair in Food Safety and is a professor in the university’s Department of Food Science.
    The institute at Kyung Hee University has established its own food safety research center, which is staffed with Korean scientists.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Josie Attempts to be a Stowaway
    For the past two weeks or more, when we are “home,” we have been down the lane working at the new-to-us dream home, except when I am writing or trying to get caught up on the household duties here.
    Josie, the little 13-year-old “puppy,” does not like this situation, as it must seem to her that we are gone most of the time.
    I am too busy these days to sit by her or give her much personal, hands-on attention.
    When I am writing, sometimes she will get up on the arm of the couch to be close to me.

  • Frogtown News

    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter and grandchildren Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., spent Thursday through Sunday at the home of Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo.
    On Friday, they visited Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Mo., and on Saturday, they went to Six Flags.
    They all returned home on Sunday.
    Visits Grandparents
    Tyson Urban, of Fort Wayne, Ind., spent last week with his grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 165 . Luke Bergmann served as acolyte.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 8
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Frogtown News

    Bachelorette Party
    A bachelorette party was held for Mahala Harpster at the lake house of Harvey and Leona Jacquin at Lake of the Ozarks last weekend.
    Attending were: Belinda Harpster, Amy Reiss, Stacey and Haley Bergmann of St. Peter; Amanda Eller of Jackson, Mo.; Gretchen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and several other friends and family members. The ladies enjoyed shopping, a winery and relaxing at the lake.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Longhorns “Mooing” as We’re “Moving On”
    As we continue with the process of moving from the south end of the lane to the north end, the Longhorn family – Betsy, Geneva (the Bartels girl), Red and the two youngsters – are watching the “show” every day.
    They graze along the fence so they won’t miss anything. Betsy became quite vocal last week as she stood watching us working. She may have been complaining because we were tramping down the clover that was originally on their menu.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 1
    • Each St. Elmo school will have registration from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Goal for Tipsword tombstone reached

    The goal of raising $1,800 for a tombstone marking the gravesite of the first white settler in the Effingham/Fayette County area has been reached.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on July 25 at Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield, with 34 members and four guests present.
    Vice President Mike Mulhern welcomed all members and guests followed by the pledge to the flag.  Brock Fisher gave the blessing prior to the buffet meal. 
    After the meal, Mulhern called the meeting to order.  The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for July were also read.