• Cantrell-50 Years

    Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cantrell of Vandalia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Dec. 6.

  • McCarty-60 Years

    Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy McCarty of Vandalia celebrated their 60th anniversary on May 24.

    Jimmy McCarty and Joann Tackett were married on May 24, 1953, at First Christian Church in Brownstown, with the Rev. Jack Busby officiating.
    Their attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Fogler.
    The McCartys are the parents of two children: Thomas L. McCarty and his wife Marcie; and Edwin A. McCarty and his wife Kathy.
    They have four grandchildren: Joshua McCarty, Kari McCarty, Megan McCarty and Dana McCarty.

  • Brown-50 Years

    Darrel and Ruth Ann Brown of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 22, with a private celebration.

  • Births

    Grace Iris Kruenegel

    Tyler and Karlee Kruenegel of Shobonier are the parents of a girl born at 7:09 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Birthday


    Helen Jasper

    A card shower has been requested for the 80th birthday of Helen Jasper.

    Cards may be sent to her at: Box 157, St. Peter, Ill. 62880.

  • In Uniform

    Bryant F. Schneider

    Bryant F. Schneider of Smithboro graduated from Army basic training with E Co., 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry, at Ft. Jackson, S.C., on Oct. 31.

  • Laue-Kramer

     Brittney Leila Laue and Brady Joseph Kramer have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The future bride is the daughter of Dale and Carol Laue of Altamont.

  • Miller-25 years


    Charles and Deb Miller of Vandalia recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

    The couple renewed their vows and hosted a reception at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia, and in honor of their anniversary, they also took a trip to Branson, Mo.

  • Durbin-50 years

     Mr. and Mrs. Billy E. Durbin of St. Elmo will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 15, with an open house from 2-4 p.m. at the Phillips Building in St. Elmo.

    Billy Durbin and Lois Dial were married on Dec. 15, 1963, at Locust Grove Church in rural St. Elmo.

  • Birthday

    Gladys Ruth Reeter
    An open house will be held this Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 100th birthday of Gladys Ruth Reeter.
    The open house will be held from 1-3 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia.