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Milestones

  • Births

    Koda Leah Ennen
    Cody and Katelyn Ennen of St. Peter are the parents of a girl born at 5:08 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Good Crop of Spuds

    Andy Hoover of Mulberry Grove shows the unusually large potatoes he has grown this summer. Some of the red potatoes weigh as much as 2 1/2 pounds.

    In the second photo, Dallis Patterson, the 11-month-old daughter of Joe and Kerry Patterson, is shown with one of the large spuds (photo contributed).

  • Birth

    Grady Douglas Laack
    Jason and Alison Laack of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 5:37 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Rybacki – Thomas

    Chloe Rybacki of Vandalia and Christopher Thomas of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Bowen – 40 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bowen will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this Saturday.

    Bob and Ann Bowen were married on Sept. 13, 1974, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia.
    They have two children: Shane Bowen and his wife, Kristen, of Ballwin, Mo., and Cheri and her husband Eric Lux of Effingham. They have three grandchildren: Ellie Bowen, and Macy and Ryann Lux.
    The Bowens, formerly of Vandalia, currently reside in Keyesport.

  • Sporleder – 60 years

    Melvin and Lillian Sporleder of Altamont, formerly of St. Peter, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Birthdays

    LaVelle Henry
    A card shower has been requested for LaVelle Henry, a former resident of Vandalia, who will celebrate her 99th birthday this Friday.
    While she was a resident of Vandalia, she and her husband, Lee, were members of First Baptist Church in Vandalia.
    For those wishing to send cards, her address is: Parkway Manor, Room 319, 3113 Williamson County Parkway, Marion, Ill. 62959.

    Mardell Carpenter

  • Ledbetter – Pryor

    Jade Lynn Ledbetter and Charles Braiden Pryor have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Freeman – Mellen

    Rose Freeman and Adam Mellen have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Marchman – 65 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Grady LeMar Marchman of St. Elmo will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary next Wednesday.