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Milestones

  • Engagement

    Ashley Nicole Crabtree and Stephen Lee Harre, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Engagement

    Sue Ann Kistler and Jacob Louis Holliday have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Wedding

    Jennifer Lovett of Brownstown and Troy Martinz of Cerro Gordo were united in marriage in a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on April 6, 2013, at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown, with Rondell Ramsey of Lincoln officiating.

  • Anniversary

    Fifty years ago, one day after his honorable discharge from the Marines Corps air base in Beaufort, S.C., Nick Alton met Diane Steiner at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Walterboro, S.C., for their Sept. 1 wedding ceremony at 2 p.m.

  • Birthdays

    Betty Hill
    Betty Hill of Vandalia, will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 8, and her family is having an open house with cake and punch at her home.
    The fourth daughter of the late Nelson and Evelyn O’Dell, she was born and reared near Loogootee. She is one of seven children, all deceased except for her sister, Jerri Hadley of Ramsey.
    She is the wife of the late Victory Hill.

  • Births

    Jase Allen Largent
    Tim and Tracee Largent of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 5:37 p.m. on July 12, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Wedding

    Chelsey Rae Stewart and Jacob Andrew Joliff were united in marriage in a ceremony at 5 p.m. on May 25, 2013, at Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston, with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Russell and Julie Stewart of Vandalia.
    She was given in marriage by her parents.

  • Engagement

    Amy Marie Palecek and Zachary James Jachino, both of Coffeen, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Birth

    Cali Jo Ruffner
    Jesse and Michelle Ruffner of Altamont are the parents of a girl born at 1:36 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Birthday

    Frank Emerick
    An open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of Frank Emerick will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Friends and relatives are invited to attend, as he would like to see old friends and recall memories.