Frogtown News November 25


Weekend Visitors
Weekend visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were: Mitch Harpster of Jackson, MO and his brother in law, Brandon Spitzmiller of Peoria, IL; and Amanda, Madison, and Dru Eller of Jackson, MO. Belinda, Amanda and Madison enjoyed Christmas shopping in Tuscola on Saturday, while the men deer hunted.

Ruth Wasmuth of St. Peter, died on Monday of last week. Her funeral was held on Friday.

Sybil Elise Henderson, daughter of Dave and Corrine (Oswald) Henderson was baptized on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Sybil’s Godparents are Cassie Bosomworth and Thomas Oswald.

Shawn Lotz Benefit Account
Shawn is still recovering at home, and has a long road ahead of him. The Benefit Account is still open at First State Bank of St. Peter. If you would like to contribute, make your deposit at the bank, or contact Belinda Harpster or Amy Greer. Shawn and his family appreciate all the support they have been receiving.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church News
Worship attendance on Saturday evening was
Worship attendance on Sunday morning was .
The organist was Rev. Alan Holtz.
Attending Elders were Allen Magnus and Mark Wollin.
Gaige Phillips served as Acolyte.

Remember in Your Prayers
Those with health concerns:
Stefan Goolsby
Shawn Lotz
Ray Reed
Those with long term health concerns
Ann Dunaway
Mark Dunaway
Madison Lash
Dennis Lee
Carolyn Maske
Ed Morton
Donna Oertwig
Maria Oswald
Charlotte VanWinkle
Those serving our Country
Our Shut ins

Lauren Lotz
Kyle Bray
Larry Magnus
Doris Strullmyer
Kristi Kraemer


Frogtown News November 19


Visits Parents

Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, MO spent Friday through Sunday with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.

Turkey Supper

The annual Turkey Supper hosted by St. Peter Lutheran Church & School will be held on Sunday, November 22 in the St. Peter Lutheran School Gym.  Serving will begin at 5:00 p.m.  Cost will be Adults: $10.00 Children $5.00 Under 3: Free.  Carry Outs will be available. Supported by Thrivent Action Team.

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Kaskaskia College to Host Food Service Sanitation Class in December

The Kaskaskia College Department and Industrial and Continuing Education will be offering a “Food Service Sanitation” Class on Saturday, December 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the KC Main Campus.

This course is designed to provide students with vital sanitary information. The focus will be on sanitation, health, personal hygiene, safe food handling and the sanitation regulations of the state of Illinois. Upon completion of this course students will be prepared to take the Illinois food sanitation exam. The exam fee is included in the cost of the class, and will be taken at the end of the day. Cost of this course is $140.00, and advanced registration is required. Registration number for the class is BSC 9409 BI01W.

For more information or to register, please call the Kaskaskia College Industrial and Continuing Education Department at 618-545-3400.


SC girls win over Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City

South Central opened its season by downing Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 38-26.

The Cougars edged out to a 7-6 opening quarter lead then jumped on the scoring train witrh a 17-3 tally for a 24-9 halftime lead.

“We played in spurts with this being our first game of the year,” said South Central Coach Gary Kapper. “We did not play all that well in the first quarter. I think it was due to being hyped up about playing. In the second and third quarters we played very well, running our offense better and played defense with more intensity.”

The Cougars’ Abby Hahn finished with 11 points to lead the way. CHBC was led by Timber Gates and Felicia Johnson with six points each.

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City won the junior varsity contest 32-25.

CHBC (26)

Gates 2-0 — 6, K. Johnson 0-0 — 0, Miller 0-0 — 0, Persinger 0-0 — 0, Wehrle 2-0 — 4, Lorton 0-1 — 1, Berg 0-0 — 0, Smith 1-0 — 2, Endsley 2-1 — 5, F. Johnson 2-2 — 6, Oldham 1-0 — 2. TOTALS 10 FG, 4 FT.


Hahn 5-1 — 11, Smith 3-2 — 9, Lee 0-0 — -0, Slater 2-1 — 5, Wilkins 1-2 — 4, McCoy 0-3 — 3, Sigrist 3-0 — 6. TOTALS 14 FG, 9 FT.

CHBC 6 3 11 6 — 26

South Central 7 17 12 2 — 38

3-point FG — Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 2 (Gates 2), South Central 1 (Smith 1).

Junior Varsity Game

CHBC 2 6 15 9 — 32

South Central 4 6 10 5 — 25

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City — Johnson 0, Miller 2, Persinger 6, Wehrle 5, Lorton 7, Berg 0, Smith 2, Endsley 2, Oldham 8

South Central — Bergmann 2, Hilmes 0, Lee 2, Hatfill 0, Kollman 6, Hall 0, Culver 15


South Central Elementary School Open House

The South Central Elementary School in Kinmundy will be hosting an open house for the new addition Thursday from 6-7 p.m.

They will be showing the 8 new classrooms as well as the new multi-purpose room with the public welcomed.

Earlier the district decided to hold off moving their 5th graders to the newly renovated school until next year.

The final project should be completed by the end of November to the early part of December. At that point, the school will be moving the Kindergarten through 2nd grades and the PE classes to the new gym.


“Arsenic and Old Lace” to be Performed by KC Theatre Guild November 20, 21, and 22

The Kaskaskia College Theatre Guild will be performing “Arsenic and Old Lace” in the Jane Knight Auditorium November 20, 21 and 22.

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring is the dark comedy play that was made popular by the 1944 Frank Capra movie starring Cary Grant! The story revolves around the Brewster family – Mortimer, the drama critic, his brother Jonathan that looks like Boris Karloff, and his brother Teddy who thinks he is Theodore Roosevelt, and their two seemingly sweet aunts, Abby and Martha.

Arsenic and Old Lace will have a free special matinee performance for any interested high school groups on Thursday, November 19 at 9:30 a.m. Please contact Professor David Quinn for reservations for the special performance by emailing

The play will also be performed in the Jane Knight Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21 at 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are free and no reservations are needed.


Lake Land College announces instructions for closings and cancellations

With winter weather right around the corner, Lake Land College has taken steps to ensure that students, staff and faculty are aware of college closings and class and event cancellations.

There are several ways to receive the most up-to-date information on closings and cancellations. Every effort will be made to keep the college open, and in many cases, Lake Land College will remain open when elementary and secondary schools are closed.

In the event of inclement weather, mechanical or power failure, or other emergencies, the following procedures will be implemented. Closings will be communicated to the college community via area media outlets, emails, announcements on the home page, social media, text alerts and the Lake Land College student Hub. Since these methods are dependent on the cooperation of third parties and technology, the college encourages people to check multiple sources if it is anticipated that the college will be closed.

If the college is closed, the closing applies to all off-campus locations including the Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology in Effingham, extension centers in Marshall and Pana and other locations hosting Lake Land College classes. If there is a need to specifically close only one location, that information will be specifically communicated. Classes held at area high schools will follow the individual high school’s procedures for closing.
The decision to close classes that begin at 4 p.m. or later will be made by early afternoon, when possible. When weather conditions prevent the opening of the college or cause a delayed opening of the college, every effort will be made to make announcements on the following radio stations and TV stations by 6 a.m. for that day: WLKL – Mattoon, 89.9 FM; WEIU – Charleston, 88.9 FM; WKJT – Effingham, 102.3 FM; WCRA – Effingham, 1090 AM; WPMB – Vandalia, 1500 AM/ 107 FM; WCRC – Effingham, 1090AM/95.7 FM; WBOW – Paris, 1400 AM/98.5 FM; WDWQ – Terre Haute, 102.7 FM; MIX-FM – Terre Haute, 100.7 FM; Duke-FM – Terre Haute, 95.9 FM; WXEF – Effingham, 97.9 FM; WLRW – Champaign, 94.5 FM; WMCI – Mattoon, 101.3 FM; WEJT – Decatur, 105.1 FM; WIKK – Newton, 103.5 FM; WZNX – Decatur, 106.7 FM; WHQQ – Mattoon, 98.9 FM; WWGO – Mattoon, 92.1 FM; WRAN – Shelbyville, 98.3 FM; WCBH – Effingham, 104.3 FM; WEIU-TV – Charleston (Channel 6); WAND-TV – Decatur (Channel 17) ABC; WICD-TV – Champaign (Channel 15) NBC; WTWO-TV – Terre Haute (Channel 2) NBC; WCIA TV – Champaign (Channel 3) CBS; and WTHI TV – Terre Haute (Channel 10) CBS.
For students, staff and faculty to receive text alerts and email messages, they must log on to the Laker Hub, click on IRIS and select “Opt-In/Opt-Out” under the profile tab. Here, students, staff and faculty can personalize what alerts they wish to receive.
For more information about Lake Land College, visit