• McDonald – Slightom

    Lucia M. McDonald and Shane R. Slightom, both of Fillmore, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Births

    Colten Michael Garrison
    Michael and Jennifer Garrison of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 8:34 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

  • Larimer-40 years

    A 40th wedding anniversary celebration for David and Sheila Larimer was held on Oct. 5 at the couple’s home, with the Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating.

    The couple’s daughters, Becky and Elisabeth, decorated with fall decorations, and son Adam was the photographer.
    After the anniversary ceremony, all of the couple’s grandkids threw corn kernels at them.

  • Portz-Davison

    Heather Portz and Kyle Davison, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Kaiser-25 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kaiser of Vandalia celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 1.

  • DePaolo-60 years

    Robert and Carol DePaolo will celebrate 60 years of marriage this Sunday.

    The celebration will be a family dinner at the home of their daughter, Dee and her husband Carl DePew, with their other children also present: Bob DePaolo and his wife Gail, Barb and her husband Tim Henna, and Toni and her husband Jeff Mefford.
    The DePaolos also have 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • In Uniform

    Aaron L. Harre
    Platoon Sgt. Aaron L, Harre of Ft. Drum in New York has returned home from Afghanistan.

  • Logan Maddox Sandschafer

    Logan Maddox Sandschafer
    Jason and Natasha Sandschafer of Effingham are the parents of a boy born at 7:07 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    Logan Maddox weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
    Grandparents are Dave and Sue Westemeier of Effingham, and Dennis and Debbie Sandschafer of Effingham.
    Great-grandparents are Ron and Nancy Westemeier of Effingham, Glenda Hamblin of Vandalia, and Oka Mae Dasenbrock of Effingham.

  • Hipsher-Roberts

    Keli Hipsher and Kelly Roberts, both of Kinmundy, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Birth

    Knox David Wehrle
    Michael and Angelica Wehrle of Brownstown are the parents of a boy born at 6:29 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.

    Knox David weighed 7.4 pounds and was 20 inches long.
    Grandparents are JoEllen and Mike Wehrle of Vandalia, Gail Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Paulo Azzolini of Paraná, Brazil.
    Great-grandparents are Ed and Lela Themig of Vandalia, Cotton and Judy Wehrle of Vandalia, and Dorothy Trippel of Cincinnati, Ohio.