• Strobel-Cripe

    Emily Strobel and Jake Cripe have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Birth

    Jaxson Timothy Dale Wilkerson
    Heather Mechel Beck and Timothy Andrew Moeller of Hillsboro are the parents of a boy born at 5:31 p.m. on June 3, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.
    Jaxson Timothy Dale Wilkerson weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Cindy and Dale Whitford of Litchfield, and Scott Beck of Vandalia. Paternal grandparents are Patrick and Rhonda Wilkerson of Muskegon, Mich., Bruce and Cheryl Richards of Carlinville, and Regina Albert of Oakford.

  • Birthdays

    Cleo Smith
    Cleo Smith of Hagarstown will celebrate his 92nd birthday on Thursday, June 26.

  • New Lions Members

    The Vandalia Lions Club welcomed five new members at its meeting last Monday night.

    Above, from left, are Vandalia Lions President Bill Haselhorst; Jim Strange of Altamont, a past Lions district governor; and new members Vicky Conder, Jennifer Richards, John Mason and Brandon Garrett. Not present for the photo was new member Ashley Metzger.

  • Ritchey - 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Jesse “Jack” Ritchey of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 30.
    To honor the Ritcheys, their family members and friends will hold a potluck picnic at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the Lions Pavilion at the Vandalia Lake Marina.

  • Davison-Osorio

    Kristin Davison of Vandalia and Matthew Osorio of Horseshoe Bend, Ind., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Shields-Janssen

    Emily Shields of Vandalia and Aaron Janssen of Fillmore have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Brannon is IDOC district Employee of the Year

    Brad Brannon, horticulture instructor at Vandalia Correctional Center, has been selected as “Employee of the Year” for the Central District of the Illinois Department of Corrections. Brannon was presented with his award in April at the Central District inservice held at Decatur Correctional Center.
    The announcement was made by IDOC Vocational Coordinator Kathleen Mattingly.
    “Brad has always demonstrated a daily positive demeanor with his students, fellow staff and administration, as well within the Vandalia community as well.

  • Card Shower

    Donna Strobel Davis
    A card shower has been requested for Donna Strobel Davis, who will celebrate her 85th birthday on June 20.

  • Births

    Cambree Danielle Stone
    Justin and Danielle Stone of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:12 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.