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Milestones

  • Wedding

    Krista Suzanne Kukowski of Greenville and Capt. Adam Ward Cole of Vandalia were united in marriage at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at First Christian Church in Greenville, with Darryl Bolen officiating.

  • Reserve Grand Champion at State Fair

    Cole Horner of Vandalia is pictured with his reserve grand champion Land of Lincoln wether at the 2012 Illinois State Fair.

    Shown with Cole are Dick and Brenda Horner, and Sarah, Maverik and Brad Horner, all of Vandalia. The lamb was raised by Horner Show Lambs of rural Vandalia.

  • Births

    Jonas Michael Baker
    Marcus and Ashley Baker of St. Louis, Mo., are the parents of a son born at 12:24 p.m. on May 1, 2012, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Tom Clark Sr. of Ramsey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday.


    Tom (Keltel) and the former Sharon Shevlin were married on Nov. 10, 1962, in Centerville.
    The Clarks have two sons: Tom Clark Jr. and his wife Betty, and Ron Clark and his wife Kim.
    They have five grandchildren: Angela and her husband Juan Arroyo, William “Billy” Clark, Tasha Clark, Ashley and her husband James Koonce, and Levi Clark.
    They have three great-grandchildren: Jon Ivey, Trent Clark and Kaiden Arroyo.

  • Wedding

    Karen Willms of Vandalia and Steve Storm of Brownstown were united in marriage in an 11 a.m. ceremony on July 4, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Brownstown, with the Rev. Jim Dann officiating.

  • Births

    Philip Charles Taylor
    Shane and Kelly Taylor of Augsburg are the parents of a boy born at 10:01 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Turner-Hoover

    Mary Turner of Ramsey and Andrew Hoover of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The future bride is the daughter of Louie and Martha Turner of Ramsey. She is pursuing her degree in business administration through Argosy University.
    The future groom is the son of the late Bob and Virginia Hoover of Bingham. He is employed at Octochem in Vandalia, and is a volunteer fireman with the Smithboro Fire Protection District.

  • Pryor-50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Brad Pryor of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11.


    Brad Pryor and the former Linda Blunt were married on Nov. 11, 1962, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, with Dr. Archie Brown officiating.
    Their attendants were Sharon McDonald Hoover, the late Sue Rogier Hicks, Larry Blunt and Tom Metzger.
    The Pryors are the parents of a daughter, Stacy Kruenegel.
    They have two grandchildren, Tyler and Jamie Kruenegel.

  • Wasser-60 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wasser of Vandalia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 19.

  • Honor Flight

    The 20th Central Illinois Honor Flight, taking World War II veterans to see their memorial in Washington, D.C., left Marion at 5 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.