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Milestones

  • Engagement

    Brandi Sheraden and Jeff Storey, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • In Uniform

    Airman Jordan Evans
    Air Force Airman Jordan R. Evans graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Schaal of Shobonier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 17, with a family luncheon.

    Eugene Schaal and Nancy Miller were married on Feb. 24, 1963, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier.
    The Schaals have lived in rural Shobonier all of their married life. They have four sons: Kevin and his wife Lori of San Antonio, Texas, Tim and his wife Lori of Decatur, Jeff and his wife Kelly of Des Peres, Mo., and Joe and his wife Rachel of Vandalia. They have 10 grandchildren.

  • Wedding

    Carolyn Faye Taylor of Vandalia and Gordon Ray Thacker of Mulberry Grove were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Temple Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating.

  • Birthday

    Earl Hovious
    An open house celebration in observance of the 91st birthday of Earl Hovious will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at First Christian Church in Brownstown.

    All family members and friends are invited to attend the open house.
    Those who are unable to attend and wish to send cards should send them to: Earl Hovious, P.O. Box 57, Brownstown, Ill. 62418.
     

  • Delicath-Houghtaling

    Kelly Delicath and Blake Houghtaling, both of Indianapolis, Ind., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Chappel-Miller

    Megan Chappel of Aurora and Kyle Miller of Naperville have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Taylor-Thacker

    Carolyn Faye Taylor of Vandalia and Gordon Ray Thacker of Mulberry Grove were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Temple Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating.

  • VES Pick of the Litter

    Vandalia Elementary School students who received "Pick of the Litter" honors for January are shown above.

  • LaGrove HS Class of 1951

    Members of the class of 1951 at LaGrove Community High School in Farina gathered recently at the home of Charles and Ann Leonard in Greenville.

    Above, from left to right, are Ernie Furrow, Marilyn Mueller Frederickson, Ann Baumann Leonard, Mary deWerff Hemphill, Dorothy Stock Finch, Merle Aukamp and Howard Blomberg.