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Milestones

  • Engagement

    Andrea Gathe and Mark Meadows, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Anniversary

    Gerald and Keiko Lockart will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • 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.

  • Ryan hired at NY university

    Dr. Ryan M. Jones has accepted a teaching position at State University of New York in Geneseo.

    Jones is teaching Latin American history and is part of a cluster interdisciplinary hiring initiative that includes faculty members intent on working together across departments for research projects and teaching.
    Jones is the son of Janice and Jerry Jones of Ramsey, and the grandson of Virda Forbus and Shirley Jones of Vandalia.

  • Births

    Aubree Elise Gaylord
    Mikayla Roach and Andrew Jordan Gaylord of Troy are the parents of a girl born at 7:08 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2014, at a St. Louis, Mo., hospital.

  • Stunkel – Summers

    Kristina Marie Stunkel and Trevor Scott Summers, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, and formerly of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Birthday

    Leila Dippold
    The family of Leila Dippold will host an open house on Saturday, Jan. 17, in honor of her 80th birthday.

    The open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the gym at Salem Lutheran Church, 1401 Hawthorn Road, Salem.
    The family requests no gifts, but cards are welcome.

  • Birth

    David Robert Oldfield
    Christopher and Candi Oldfield of Louisville, Ky., are the parents of a boy born at 2:22 a.m. on Nov. 10, 2014, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

  • Stunkel-Summers

    Kristina Marie Stunkel and Trevor Scott Summers, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, and formerly of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Bell – Parks

    Rachel Bell and Colby Parks, both of Madison, Wis., were united in marriage in a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on June 7, 2014, at First Lutheran Church in Middleton, Wis., with the Rev. Zach Nielsen of the Vine Church in Madison, Wis., officiating.