William “Bill” Alan Tate

William “Bill” Alan Tate, age 80, of Lake Sherwood, Mo. passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. He was born in Sandoval on June 20, 1938 to the late Regis and Louise Tate (née Bundy). Bill grew up in St. Elmo where he met the love of his life Suzie Koeberlein, his wife of 60…

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Lyndle Golden

Lyndle Golden, 71, of St. Elmo, passed away at 11:24 a.m. on Monday Sept. 10, 2018 at his home in St. Elmo. According to his wishes, cremation rites were accorded, and no services were observed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to help offset funeral expenses. Online condolences may be…

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Lowe Named as 2018 St. Elmo Citizen of the Year

  Longtime St. Elmo Lion and WWII veteran Richard Lowe was presented as St. Elmo’s Citizen of the Year for 2018 during a 6 p.m. ceremony at Community Park on Labor Day. Mayor Ernie Myers gave a short speech in Lowe’s honor. Dozens of citizens were in attendance to hear of the award. The following…

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Marching Indians Prepare for Season of Crowd-Pleasing Parades

Gone are the years of pep band sets on the parade route: Altamont Community High School band director Sara Berg has bigger goals for her ensemble. This year, the Marching Indians are taking a medley of songs from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, as arranged by Paul Murtha and distributed…

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Louise A. Stoldt

Louise A. Stoldt, 95, of Altamont, died at 10:59 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at Aperion Care in St. Elmo. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shumway with Rev. Carol Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation was held for 2 hours…

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James R. Reynolds

James R. Reynolds, 82, of Beecher City, died at 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. As per his wishes, he will be cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date. Gieseking Funeral Home of Altamont is assisting the family. Memorials may be…

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Wilhour Memorial 5K to Honor Beloved Wife, Mother

Haley (Miller) Wilhour, the daughter of Bruce and Sandra Miller of rural Beecher City, lived what many could call a blessed life. She married her high school sweetheart, Jason Wilhour, the summer after her graduation, and happily raised four children with him. She loved her husband and her children, helping her church family at Church…

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Local Cheerleaders to Perform in Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade

In late June, the Altamont Junior High cheer team attended a Universal Cheer Association camp together in order to hone their skills as performers. At the camp, students from Altamont, Effingham, St. Anthony, Dieterich, Louisville, and New Athens schools auditioned for roles in UCA’s All-American squad, which will perform in Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, slated…

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Percel “Johnny” Robinson

Percel “Johnny” Robinson, 67, of Flora, passed away at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Flora Rehab and Health Care Center in Flora. Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at the Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Military rites were observed. Memorials may be made to…

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J.R. Bell

J.R. Bell, age 94, of Altamont, passed away at 5:25 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at C&A Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Elmo. There was a one-hour viewing prior to the service, Jay Bell officiating.…

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