• Donation from fuNFest

    Brian and Amanda Walk of Vandalia and their daughters, Jordan (front) and Isabella, recently presented to Dr. David Gutmann, director of the Washington University NF Center, a check for $18,248.43.

    he donation represents the amount raised at the third annual Jordan fuNFest at Gatch Lake.

  • Births

    Haydyn Rahnee Buatte
    Phil and Jessica Buatte of Mulberry Grove are the parents of a girl born at 12:26 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Birthday

    Paul Fisher
    Paul Fisher of Brownstown will celebrate his 80th birthday this Sunday.

    A surprise celebration is planned for 3:30 p.m. at The Hitchin’ Post on U.S. Route 40 in Brownstown.
    Friends and family members are invited to attend, and are asked to try to keep it as a surprise celebration.

  • Cantrell-50 Years

    Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cantrell of Vandalia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Dec. 6.

  • McCarty-60 Years

    Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy McCarty of Vandalia celebrated their 60th anniversary on May 24.

    Jimmy McCarty and Joann Tackett were married on May 24, 1953, at First Christian Church in Brownstown, with the Rev. Jack Busby officiating.
    Their attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Fogler.
    The McCartys are the parents of two children: Thomas L. McCarty and his wife Marcie; and Edwin A. McCarty and his wife Kathy.
    They have four grandchildren: Joshua McCarty, Kari McCarty, Megan McCarty and Dana McCarty.

  • Brown-50 Years

    Darrel and Ruth Ann Brown of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 22, with a private celebration.

  • Births

    Grace Iris Kruenegel

    Tyler and Karlee Kruenegel of Shobonier are the parents of a girl born at 7:09 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Birthday


    Helen Jasper

    A card shower has been requested for the 80th birthday of Helen Jasper.

    Cards may be sent to her at: Box 157, St. Peter, Ill. 62880.

  • In Uniform

    Bryant F. Schneider

    Bryant F. Schneider of Smithboro graduated from Army basic training with E Co., 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry, at Ft. Jackson, S.C., on Oct. 31.

  • Laue-Kramer

     Brittney Leila Laue and Brady Joseph Kramer have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The future bride is the daughter of Dale and Carol Laue of Altamont.