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Milestones

  • 50-year Member

    John Blythe (left), commander of Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95, presents to Paul Hinrichs a certificate recognizing him as a 50-year member of the American Legion.

  • Vermeire – Goen

    Jairris Eileen Vermeire and Joshua Ryan Goen, both of Edwardsville, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Births

    Charlotte Marie Edwards
    Tim and Jamie Edwards of Hanoi, Vietnam, are the parents of a girl born on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Lanna Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Grandparents are Randy and Janis Edwards of Vandalia, Karolyn and Jule Boyer of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Tom and Becky Osnes of Chattanooga, Tenn.
    Great-grandparents are Helen Edwards of Vandalia, Deanna McColloch of Forest City, Iowa, and Marti and Hugh Townsend of Bradenton, Fla.

  • Miller – Whalen

    Crystal R. Miller and Jacob C. Whalen of Vandalia have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding plans.

  • Three local Girl Scouts receive GS Silver Award

    Girl Scouts were shining stars during Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ (GSSI) All That Glitters Award ceremony on April 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn’s Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon.
    Each year, the banquet recognizes Girl Scouts from across Southern Illinois who achieve significant accomplishments in community service and leadership.

  • Birthday

    Marie Benefiel
    Marie Benefiel of Vandalia will celebrate her 96th birthday on April 24.

    Cards may be sent to her at: 211 N. Kennedy Blvd., Apt. 103, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Laue-Kramer

    Brittney Leila Laue of Altamont and Brady Joseph Kramer of Farina were united in marriage in a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Salem, with the Rev. Robert Zwilling officiating.

  • Five Generations

    Five generations of the Huskey family are pictured above. Dorothy Huskey, seated, is holding Mariah Mahon-Jackson.

    In back are Tonja Wilkerson, Jeanne Thomas and Gaige Jackson.

  • Births

    Gunner Robert Miles
    Mark and Sheri Miles of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 10:53 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    Gunner Robert weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
    Grandparents are Alice Miles of Vandalia, and Gary and Jerri George of Centralia.

  • Ward is top cookie seller

    Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) has wrapped up the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program, and Riely Ward, a Girl Scout Junior from Vandalia, was the top cookie seller for the Fayette County area.
    “Our girls, their parents and our fantastic volunteers have put in a tremendous amount of hard work to ensure that our 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program was a success,” said Villie M. Appoo, GSSI chief executive officer.  “I’d like to thank each and every one of them for their dedication and commitment to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.”