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Milestones

  • Birthday Open House

    Erma Atwood
    An open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Erma Atwood will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.
    Cards may be sent to her at: 650 W. Taylor St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Fisher – 70 years

    An open house will be held this Saturday for a couple formerly from Brownstown who will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary later this month.

  • Seaton – 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Seaton of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12.
    An open house to celebrate the anniversary will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. The Seatons request no gifts.

  • Births

    Emmet Alan Reents
    Matt and Afthan Reents of Hillsboro are the parents of a boy born at 9:17 a.m. on May 3, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital.

  • Meyer picked for Boys State

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia has announced that Ethan Meyer has been chosen to attend the annual session of Boys’ State.

  • Adermann-Hackney

    Katie Adermann and Nicholas Adam Hackney, both of Taylorville, were married in a ceremony at 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2014, in the backyard of their home, with Jeff Benton officiating.

  • Smith-Rauch

    Debra Smith and Ron Rauch Jr., both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Birth

    Brenley Mae Clay
    Jason and Jackie Clay of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 1:49 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

    Brenley Mae weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Johnny Thiele and the late Brenda Thiele of Vandalia, and Paul and Jackie Clay of Vandalia.
    Great-grandparents are Louie and Betty Thiele of Vandalia, Bill Dothager of Mulberry Grove and Betty Eyman of Greenville.

  • In Uniform

    Tara Jean Harre
    Tara Jean Harre of the Army Reserves was recently promoted to major.

  • Birthday Open House

    Kay Dothager
    An open house will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. this Sunday at the Mulberry Grove Community Building to celebrate the 75th birthday of Kay Dothager.
    The family requests no gifts.