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Milestones

  • Card Shower

    Miles Filer
    A card shower has been requested for Miles Filer, who will celebrate his 95th birthday this Friday.
    Those who wish to send him cards, his address is: Sweetbriar Retirement Home, 410 Sunset Drive, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Borntreger – 25 years

    Scott and Michelle Borntreger of Auburn celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 4.

    Scott Borntreger and the former Michelle Moreland were united in marriage on May 4, 1991, at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Louis Frick officiating.
    The Borntregers moved to Auburn in November 1991 and are the owners of Harry’s Pharmacy in Auburn.
    Michelle also works for Dr. Russell Wangen as a registered hygienist.
    They are the parents of two daughters, Leah, 17, and Erin, 13.
     

  • Davison-Robbins

    Tessa Davison and Cody Robbins have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Lester-Trower

    Jenna Lee Lester and Derek Lyn Trower have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Card Shower

    Carol Koester
    A card shower has been requested for Carol Koester, a resident and homemaker of the Brownstown area who will celebrate her 80th birthday on Thursday, April 28.

    Cards may be sent to her at: 2320 N. 1450 St., Brownstown, Ill. 62418.

  • Koester – 55 years

    Howard and Carol Koester will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary this Saturday.

    For those who wish to send them a card, their address is: 2320 N. 1450 St., Brownstown, Ill. 62418.

  • Births

    Maliyah Grayce Carroll
    Rick “JR” and Cinde Carroll are the parents of a girl born at 3:20 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Birthday

    Marie Benefiel
    Marie Benefiel will celebrate her 98th birthday on Saturday, April 23.

    Family and friends are invited to join her for lunch at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia at 11 a.m. on her birthday to celebrate the occasion.

  • Birthday

    Lucille Taylor
    Lucille Evelyn (Devall) Taylor celebrated her 90th birthday on March 12 with family and friends at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia, where she is a member.

    She was born on March 1, 1926.
    She is the mother of Linda {deceased) (Carl) Neely, Sue (Gary) Grounds, Gerry Taylor (deceased), Chuck (Deanna) Taylor and Diane (Don) Little.  She also has 18 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.

  • Birth

    Abigail Jane DeCloedt
    Jonathon and Aubrea DeCloedt of Carmel, Ind., are the parents of a girl born at 9:31 a.m. on March 10, 2016.

    Abigail Jane weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Jay and Sayona Perry of Vandalia, and Kim Scott of Beverly Hills, Fla., is the paternal grandmother.
    Great-grandparents are Jane Hall, the late Art and Betty Perry, and Carol Youngblood.