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Milestones

  • Rine-Roberts

    Danielle Nicole Rine and Ira James Roberts III, both of Coffeen, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Holaday-Graumenz

    Mackenzie Holaday and Mitch Graumenz, both of Ballwin, Mo., and formerly of Vandalia, were united in marriage in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony on May 25, 2013, at Copper Dock Winery, with Matthew Holaday officiating.

  • Meseke-25 years

    Wade and Loretta Meseke will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on June 25.

    Wade Meseke and Loretta Thomas were married on June 25, 1988, at Fillmore Baptist Church, with the Rev. Houston Jackson officiating.
    They are the parents of four children: Heather, Erin, Waylin and Kylee.
     

  • Hoffman-50 years

    William and Thelma Hoffman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 30.

  • Smith – Runge

    Jessica Hope Smith and Andrew B. Runge, both of Sheridan, Wyo., have announced their engagement.

  • Heischmidt – Maricle

    Lauren Heischmidt of St. Elmo and Carson Maricle of Bluford have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Strobel – Shurtz

    Tiffany Strobel and Chad Shurtz, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Deem – 50 years

    Rod and Sharon Deem of Vandalia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday.
    The Deems, who met while Rod was teaching in Altamont, were married on June 2, 1963, in Altamont.

  • Howard – 50 years

    Ronnie and Mary Howard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15.
    A special, early celebration was held at the Wisconsin Dells.

    Ronnie and Mary were married on June 15, 1963, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Elmo.
    They are the parents of two sons: Matthew and his wife Rhonda, and Jeffery and his wife Chris.
    They have six grandchildren: Brady, Madison, Maisie, Courtney, Brandi, and Jacqulyn and her husband Jordan Grace.

  • In Uniform

    Kenneth England
    Air Force Airman Kenneth R. England graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.