• Engagement

    Amy Marie Palecek and Zachary James Jachino, both of Coffeen, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Birth

    Cali Jo Ruffner
    Jesse and Michelle Ruffner of Altamont are the parents of a girl born at 1:36 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Birthday

    Frank Emerick
    An open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of Frank Emerick will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Friends and relatives are invited to attend, as he would like to see old friends and recall memories.

  • Wedding

    Kalei Day and Nicholas Vaughn, both of Herrick, were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony on June 8, 2013, at Cowden Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Steve Neville officiating.

  • Birthday

    Rella Salmons
    Rella Salmons of Quincy, formerly of Brownstown, recently celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house at the Quincy Family Resource Center.

    Those attending included all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as many friends.

  • Evans Library adds tutorials for computers, Internet

    Now it’s easier than ever to learn computer and Internet basics from the convenience of your home, library or any Internet-enabled computer.
    This resource is now available free to patrons of Evans Public Library and can be accessed at Evans Public Library or by going to the library website, www.epl.lib.il.us.
    Patrons can take advantage of 18 beginner-level tutorials that cover computer and Internet basics, including using email, web browsing and social networking.

  • Meyer – Kelsheimer

    Cassie Meyer and Troy Kelsheimer, both of Clearwater, Fla., and formerly of this area, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Fogler – Kesterson

    Jessica Ann Fogler and Jason Michael Kesterson, both of St. Louis, Mo., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • BHS class of '53 holds 60-year reunion

    The Brownstown High School class of 1953 held its 60-year reunion recently with a noon luncheon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

  • Births

    Miranda Jane Harner
    Andrew and Elizabeth Harner of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 2:40 p.m. on July 25, 2013, at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.