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Milestones

  • Beck-Carter

    Chasity Nicole Beck and Jedidiah James Carter, both of Ramsey, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia.

  • Hutchison-Kinkead

    Sarah Hutchison and TK Kinkead were married in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony on May 31, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Dan Laack and Denny Hutchison officiating.

  • Birthday

    Betty Snyder
    A card shower has been requested for Betty Snyder of Vandalia, who will celebrate her 90th birthday this Saturday.

    She was born on Aug. 16, 1924, in Fayette County. She married Ivan “Jim” Snyder; he is now deceased.
    She is the mother of Bonnie Hall and Doris Kelly of Pana; Leroy Snyder, Shirley Ray and Lary Snyder of Vandalia; and Carolyn Burrus of Bingham. A son, Kenneth Snyder, is deceased.
    Cards may be sent to: 1607 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Births

    Adrian Kenneth Towler
    Chad and Ashley Towler of rural Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 4:38 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Reunions

    Niehaus
    The descendents of Louis and Alma Niehaus met for the annual Niehaus reunion at Holy Cross Lutheran Church Parish Hall for a noon meal and fellowship on Saturday, July 19.

  • VonBehren – Gash

    Sara VonBehren and Ryan Gash, both of Wapella, were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony on June 14, 2014, in Panama City Beach, Fla., with Sammie Stewart officiating.

  • VCHS class of '52 holds 62-year reunion

    The Vandalia Community High School graduating class of 1952 celebrated its 62nd anniversary the weekend of June 20-22.

  • Bradley completes his Eagle Scout project

    A Vandalia resident who has been in Scouting since first grade chose to help his church for his Eagle Scout project.

  • Gould-Mumm

    Tiffany Gould and Jesse Mumm have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Runkel – 50 years

    Carl and Edith Runkel of Vandalia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, on July 19, with a private family celebration.

    The Runkels were married on July 19, 1964, at the Christian Church in Tower Hill.
    The couple has three children: Carla Vasquez, Steven Runkel and his wife Kena, and Shawn Runkel and his wife Naomi, all of Vandalia. They have nine grandchildren – Rob Fox of Vandalia; Samantha Fox of Arvada, Colo.; and Christopher, Levi, Megan, C.J., A.J., Terry and Macie, all of Vandalia – and three great-grandchildren.