• Promoted to Captain

    During a ceremony at last Monday's meeting of the Taylorville City Council, Matthew Adermann was promoted to captain on the Taylorville Fire Department.

  • Births

    Hollace Kamille Chandler
    Mandy Woolsey and Stewart Chandler of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 1:02 a.m. on Aug. 23, 2013, at Greenville Regional Hospital.

  • Austin-50 Years

    Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Austin of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday.

  • 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.