Today's News

  • Minister's Forum

    One of the things that my wife and I enjoy doing is going to antique stores and looking for antiques.
    There is something that is very intriguing to me about sitting in a 110-year-old chair and thinking about the people, the conversations, the laughter and the tears that may have happened while sitting in this chair.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Sad Farewell to “Pricey”…
    …our beloved and sweet great pyrnese. “Pricey,” was beautiful in appearance, with her thick and long white coat, her baby seal-like large dark eyes, and in her sweet and lovable disposition.
    She was 9 years old, and still acted much like a younger dog.

  • Frogtown News

    Family Weekend
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter met their family in Carbondale and spent Friday and Saturday at “Cabin by the Pond.”

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, July 21
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

  • Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. David Belden of St. Elmo have announced the approaching marriage of their son, Zane Eric, to Bethany Grant.

  • Engagement

    Kate Doll and Ben Timmermann, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Gordon and Diana Finley of Ramsey will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary with a wedding vow renewal at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at the Christian Church in Ramsey.

  • Anniversary

    Earl and Deanna Hovious of Brownstown will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at First Christian Church in Brownstown.

  • sheriff's arrest log-july 21, 2011

    • Marlon E. Cooper, 59, Dupo, was arrested on July 18 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol and improper lane usage. Bond was $5,000.
    • Omar N. Garcia, 25, Columbus, Ohio, was arrested on July 18 on a charge of driving without a valid license and lights/lamps violation. Bond was $1,500.

  • Community Calendar-July 21, 2011

    Thursday, July 21

    ✔ The village of Brownstown will be flushing fire hydrants this Thursday and Friday. The flushing may cause temporary discoloration of water, and residents are advised to check the water before doing laundry.
    ✔ The Summer Lunches for Kids program is under way. The lunches are available from 11-11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Home and in Rogier Park in Vandalia, at the township building in Shobonier and at the township garage in Vera.