Wilhour Leads Streaking Bombers to Third Straight Win

Junior Claire Wilhour continues to dominate for the Brownstown/St. Elmo Lady Bombers basketball team. She scored 17 points last Monday to lead the Bombers to a 50-37 win over the Martinsville Blue Streaks, keeping the Bombers home record perfect on the season. The Bombers defense was outstanding to start the game. They limited Martinsville to…

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Citizens Observe Modest Christmas Celebration in St. Elmo

Though relatively few locals turned out for the festivities, the City of St. Elmo still observed its annual Christmas in St. Elmo event on Sunday, Dec. 2. Vendor booths, including Altamont’s Craft’n Couple (Jennifer and Rob Gentry) and Ray and Tina Scott of Tina Scott’s Gourds and More of St. Elmo, set up wares inside…

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Big Plans Upcoming for 2019 Effingham County Fair

The Effingham County Fair held its annual meeting at the Carriage House Event Center in Altamont todiscuss a number of plans and improvements in the works for the 75th annual Effingham County Fair in the summer of 2019. 2018 Effingham County Fair Queen Serena Strullmyer was given the honors of drawing names from the fair board’s list of schools entered in the annual…

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Lloyd R. Crawford

Lloyd R. Crawford, 59, of Altamont, died at 10:58 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. Lloyd was born on Wednesday, Nov.1, 1961 in Seminole, Texas to Emmett W. and Cora L. (Hodge)…

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Randal C. “Randy” Dorr

Randal C. “Randy” Dorr, 59, of Altamont, passed away peacefully at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Christ’s Church in Effingham, with Rev. Jeff Michael officiating. Burial followed at Union Cemetery in Altamont,…

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Eulagean P. ‘Jean’ Anderson

Eulagean P. ‘Jean’ Anderson, 85, of Effingham, died at 10:51 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at HSHS St. Johns Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont with Dail Schonschack officiating. Burial followed at Union Cemetery in Altamont. Visitation was held for two hours…

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Gladys “Vontella” McEndollar

Gladys “Vontella” McEndollar, age 95, of Neoga, passed away at 8:10 a.m. on Nov. 22, 2018, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga. A funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. at C&A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo on Sunday, Nov. 25, Rev. Terry Sapp officiating. Visitation was held from 12:30 to 2:30 on Nov. 25…

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Bernard W. Garrison

Bernard W. Garrison, 55, of Manvel, Texas, died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at his home. As per his wishes, he will be cremated and a family service will be held at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Avena township. Gieseking Funeral Home of Brownstown is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memorials may…

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Sheryl L. Brazle

Sheryl L. Brazle, 73, of Brownstown, died at 3:07 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Gieseking Funeral Home in Brownstown with Mike Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Visitation was held from…

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Thomas Morland Whiston

Thomas Morland Whiston, 83, of Sun City, Ariz. passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 22, 2018. He was born on August 17, 1935 in Oak Park to Leona and Joseph Whiston. His family moved to St. Elmo, where Tom grew up and attended school. Tom was particularly proud of his accomplishments as part…

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