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Milestones

  • Local Girl Scouts Honored

    Girl Scouts were shining stars during Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ (GSSI) All That Glitters Award ceremony on April 7 at the Lindenwood Auditorium in Belleville.

  • Day-Vaughn

    Kalei Briane Day and Nicholas Cleveland Vaughn, both of Herrick, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Johnson-Oberlink

    Jeanette Nichole Johnson and Kevin Lee Oberlink, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Hannah Ryann Stombaugh

    Hannah Ryann Stombaugh
    Zac and Kristin Stombaugh are the parents of a girl born at 4:54 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

    Hannah Ryann weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
    Grandparents are Karen Brooks, and Rick and Margie Bachula of Saginaw, Mich., and Steve and Sandy Stombaugh of Vandalia.

  • Meseke-70 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Meseke of Vandalia celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Gallatin Street Grille on March 30.

  • Birthday

    Beulah Brown
    A bright and cheerful 90th birthday celebration for Beulah Brown was held at the home of Phyllis Rames.
    More than 20 women came to wish Beulah happy birthday and many more.
    Those present reminisced about her many years in Brownstown and Vandalia, and there were a few stories about her growing up just west of Effingham. She shared stories about her hundreds of students and travels.

  • Card Shower

    Marie Benefiel
    Marie Benefiel of Vandalia will celebrate her 95th birthday on Wednesday, April 24.

    For those wishing to send cards, the address is: 211 N. Kennedy Blvd., Apt. 103, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Williams-Harrison

    Brittany Williams of St. Elmo and Eric Harrison of Shafter have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Drewes-Jones

    Mallory Jillian Drewes and Nicholas Curtis Jones have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • VonBehren - Etcheson

    Kayla VonBehren and Jacob Etcheson were united in marriage on Sept. 1, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier.