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Milestones

  • 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.

  • 50-year Mason
  • Pennington recognized at Girl Scout meeting

    Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois held its sixth annual meeting on April 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn in O’Fallon.
    During the meeting, approximately 300 Girl Scout members (adults and girls) from throughout Southern Illinois elected Board of Directors members and received a “State of the Council” report from Dixie Travelstead, GSSI Board of Director chair, and Villie M. Appoo, GSSI chief executive officer.

  • Soroptimist Awards Banquet
  • Anniversary

    Clarence and Jeanette Wodtka will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary next Friday.

  • Card Shower

    Murl Williams
    Murl Williams of Collegedale, Tenn., formerly of the St. Elmo-Brownstown area, celebrated his 95th birthday this Wednesday.

    His family is requesting a card shower in his honor.
    Cards may be sent to: Box 229, Collegedale, Tenn. 37315.