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Milestones

  • Births

    Gavin Charles Pryor
    Braiden and Jade Pryor of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 8:39 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Birthday

    Lucille Taylor
    Lucille Evelyn (Devall) Taylor celebrated her 90th birthday on March 12 with family and friends at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia, where she is a member.

    She was born on March 1, 1926.
    She is the mother of Linda {deceased) (Carl) Neely, Sue (Gary) Grounds, Gerry Taylor (deceased), Chuck (Deanna) Taylor and Diane (Don) Little.  She also has 18 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.

  • Birth

    Abigail Jane DeCloedt
    Jonathon and Aubrea DeCloedt of Carmel, Ind., are the parents of a girl born at 9:31 a.m. on March 10, 2016.

    Abigail Jane weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Jay and Sayona Perry of Vandalia, and Kim Scott of Beverly Hills, Fla., is the paternal grandmother.
    Great-grandparents are Jane Hall, the late Art and Betty Perry, and Carol Youngblood.

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  • Births

    McKenna Lynn Wallace
    Ben and Charli Wallace of Shelton, Wash., was the parents of a girl born at 5:19 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2016, at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash.

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  • Vandalia native Paul Stroble publishes two more books

    Vandalia native Paul Stroble recently published his 17th and 18th  books.
    “Walking with Jesus through the Old Testament” is published by Westminster John Knox Press in Louisville, Ky.
    Drawing on the New Testament story of the Walk to Emmaus, where Jesus explains the scriptures to two travelers, Stroble selects scriptures that Jesus might have explained to his companions on the road.

  • Camilla Diveley celebrates 100th birthday

    Camilla Diveley celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 13.

    A lifetime resident of Vandalia, she was born to Mr. and Mrs. John (Julia) Diveley on a farm in Sefton Township.
    She had four sisters: Genevieve, now 98; Vodithe (Reavis, deceased); and twin sisters Beatrice (Davis), now 92, and Bernice (Scraper, deceased).
    Camilla grew up on the farm with her sisters, and she attended a one-room school that housed eight grades.  She graduated from Vandalia High School, where she was a member of an award-winning debate team.

  • Camilla Diveley

    Camilla Diveley
    A card shower has been requested for Camilla Diveley of Vandalia, who will celebrate her 100th birthday on Monday, Dec. 13.
    Cards may be sent to her at: 1204 W. Tower St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.
     

  • Births

    Iris Paige Smith
    Tyson and Lara Smith of Vandalia are the parents of girl adopted on Nov. 6, 2015.
    Iris Paige has a brother, Eli Smith, age 7.

    Grandparents are Cindy and Melvin Smith of Vandalia, and Dennie and Janet Barnick of St. Elmo.
    Great-grandparents are Darrel and Bonnie Sharp of Patoka.