Today's News

  • Reunion

    The Garrison family reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Phillips Building in St. Elmo.
    Ervin Garrison gave the blessing before the noon meal. A short business meeting was held, with the treasurer’s report given.
    One birth was reported: Rylee Jean Elmore, on Dec. 1, 2012, to Justin and Natasha Elmore.
    One death was reported: Clyde Tharp, on May 11, 2013.

  • Wedding

    Jennifer Lovett of Brownstown and Troy Martinz of Cerro Gordo were united in marriage in a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on April 6, 2013, at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown, with Rondell Ramsey of Lincoln officiating.

  • Anniversary

    Fifty years ago, one day after his honorable discharge from the Marines Corps air base in Beaufort, S.C., Nick Alton met Diane Steiner at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Walterboro, S.C., for their Sept. 1 wedding ceremony at 2 p.m.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Adjusting to Move
    The big move north (fourth of a mile to north end of lane) is almost completed and, hopefully, the Homestead inhabitants will get back to normal soon.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Children
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their daughter, Amanda Eller and family of Jackson, Mo. On Sunday, they all met Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., for lunch.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 173. Cameron Brandt served as Acolyte. The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Elders were Mark Wollin and Allen Magnus.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Harold Baldock
    -Jake Connor
    -Lavern Magnus
    -Bill Norman

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 29
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants are to go to the Laux home at New Baden.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Lake House opens last Saturday

    A local couple whose plans for a restaurant on Vandalia Lake are being challenged by the city of Vandalia opened that restaurant on Saturday.

  • Fourth annual Vandalia Lions car, truck show held at lake

    The fourth annual Vandalia Lions Club Car and Truck Show was held over the weekend at the Vandalia Lake marina campgrounds.

  • St. Peter Prairie Days
  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: These two cousins were in a wedding that took place 50 years ago.