• 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.

  • American Legion Auxiliary Officers

    The new officers of Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary were installed recently.

    In front, from left to right, are: Sue Shadwell, treasurer; Sabrina Lineberry, president; Mary Horsthemke, installing officer; and Katie Schukar, first vice president. In back are: Sandy Branham, installing chaplain; Jo Ann Corry, sergeant-at-arms; Alvena Noffsinger, installing sergeant-at-arms; Sharon Harris, secretary; Judy Varga, chaplain; and Evelyn Schmollinger, historian.

  • Proud-50 years

    Theodore and Camille Proud of Springfield celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 27.

  • Births

    Winston Xavier Hall
    Brandon and Cindy Hall of O’Fallon, Mo., are the parents of a boy born at 1:50 p.m. on May 10, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.

  • Hill - 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hill of Ramsey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Ramsey American Legion Home.

  • McNeel – McElheney

    Revis Dean McElheney and Anna Beth McNeel, both of Alpine, Wyo., were married beachside during a sunset ceremony in Isla Vista, Calif., on June 29, 2013. The groom is formerly of Brownstown.

  • Birth

    Ruby Nicole Lay
    David and Julie Lay of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    Ruby Nicole weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She has a sister, Hayden Claire, age 3.
    Grandparents are Bob and Susan Culbertson of Vandalia, and Brad and Julie Lay of Ramsey.
    Great-grandparents are Velda Merriman of Vandalia, Helen Culbertson of Vandalia, Shirley Lay of Ramsey, and Howard and Corinne Mathre of Newark, Ill.

  • Taylor-Reents

    Afthan Renee Taylor of Greenville and Matthew Alan Reents of Litchfield were united in marriage at 6 p.m. on April 27, 2013, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Edwardsville, with Pastor Sheryl Palmer officiating.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Larry England of Vandalia will celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary with a family dinner hosted by their daughter.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Dorwin Julius of St. Elmo celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

    Dorwin Julius and Wanda Haslett were married on June 29, 1948, at the Assembly of God Church in St. Elmo, with the Rev. D.B. Jaggers officiating.
    Parents of the couple are the late Jacob and Hazel (Clayton) Julius and the late Robert and Maude (Hobson) Haslett.
    They have five children: Marion, Bob, Randy, Brian and Darin.