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Milestones

  • Howard – 50 years

    Ronnie and Mary Howard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15.
    A special, early celebration was held at the Wisconsin Dells.

    Ronnie and Mary were married on June 15, 1963, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Elmo.
    They are the parents of two sons: Matthew and his wife Rhonda, and Jeffery and his wife Chris.
    They have six grandchildren: Brady, Madison, Maisie, Courtney, Brandi, and Jacqulyn and her husband Jordan Grace.

  • In Uniform

    Kenneth England
    Air Force Airman Kenneth R. England graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Birthday

    Mary Crawford
    Mary A.E. (Flack) Crawford of Vandalia, formerly of Effingham, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday, June 7.

    She would appreciate hearing from family members and friends.

  • Brown-Hall

    Allison Patricia Brown and Troy Justin Hall, both of Ramsey, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Perkins-Miller

    Lexis Perkins and Michael Miller, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Bell – Rehkemper

    Stephanie Bell and Tim Rehkemper, both of St. Peter, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Stombaugh-Laack

    Alison Stombaugh and Jason Laack, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Birthdays

    Chris Henry
    An open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of Chris Henry will be held Sunday afternoon at the Jaycees Pavilion in the Vandalia Lake campgrounds.
    Friends and family members are invited to stop by from 2-4 p.m.

    Bobbie Payne
    An open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of Bobbie Payne will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, May 27, in the Fellowship Hall at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.

  • Sloan Marie Durbin

    Sloan Marie Durbin
    Chris and Amanda Durbin of Fillmore are the parents of a girl born at 12:05 p.m. on March 26, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Cole-Kloss

    Kimberly Cole and Kyle Kloss, both of Pocahontas, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.