• In Uniform

    Joseph M. Dunn
    Air Force Airman Joseph M. Dunn graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Birthday

    Robbi Phillips
    A celebration for Robbi Phillips’ 50th birthday will be held on Friday, May 16, at The Copper Penny.
    An open reception will be held from 6-8 p.m., and “Twisted Road” will perform at 8:30 p.m.
    Phillips hopes to see many of her former customers at Jay’s and Bunyard’s.

  • Births

    Levi David Montgomery
    Tyler and Stefanie Montgomery of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 2:18 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Sefton-Ramsey

    Marjorie Sefton and Jerod Ramsey, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Lay – 70 years

    Carl and Mabel Lay of Vandalia will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this Saturday.

  • Little Miss USA Winner

    The daughter of a former Vandalia resident and granddaughter of local residents was crowned Little Miss United States on April 13.

  • Compton – Finley

    Kendra Compton and Christopher Finley, both of Ramsey, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Births

    Case Raymond Diekemper
    Michael and Megan Diekemper of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 11:54 a.m. on March 22, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.
    Case Raymond weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 22 inches long.
    Grandparents are Craig and Donna Roper of Centralia, and Raymond and Marilyn Diekemper of Carlyle.

  • Births

    Charlotte Marie Edwards
    Tim and Jamie Edwards of Hanoi, Vietnam, are the parents of a girl born on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Lanna Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Grandparents are Randy and Janis Edwards of Vandalia, Karolyn and Jule Boyer of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Tom and Becky Osnes of Chattanooga, Tenn.
    Great-grandparents are Helen Edwards of Vandalia, Deanna McColloch of Forest City, Iowa, and Marti and Hugh Townsend of Bradenton, Fla.

  • Vermeire – Goen

    Jairris Eileen Vermeire and Joshua Ryan Goen, both of Edwardsville, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.