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Milestones

  • 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.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. David Hill of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house this Sunday.

  • Birth

    Kelby Rai Knebel
    Ty and Jessica Knebel of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 10:28 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. David Hill of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, Oct. 28.

    The open house, hosted by their children, will be held from 2-4 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, located northwest of Vandalia on Ill. Route 185. The couple requests no gifts.
    David Hill, son of the late Orville and Goldie Hill, and Esther Murphy, daughter of the late Willie and Mabel Murphy, were married on Oct. 20, 1962, at First Baptist Church in Ramsey.

  • Engagement

    Amber McNeely and Gabe Boatman have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.


    The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McNelly.
    She is a 2008 graduate of Vandalia Community High School and is employed at United Stationers in Greenville.
    The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Boatman.
    He is a 2004 graduate of Vandalia Community High School and is employed at VanSeal in Vandalia.
    The couple will be married in a 4 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Crown Point Church in rural Vandalia.
     

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nave of Ramsey will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering.


    Joe Nave and Vivian Ulbricht were married on Oct. 19, 1947.
    He is an Army veteran and is retired from Ramsey National Bank in Ramsey. She is a homemaker.
    They are the parents of two daughters, Judy Roberts and Sharon Stanbery, both of Vandalia.
    They have four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

  • CEFS honors Arlene Rosenberger for volunteer work

    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation recently held its 2012 annual meeting, and individuals that volunteered this year to help the agency achieve its mission were honored.

  • Anniversary

    Myron and Della Pontious recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.


    Myron Pontious and Della Brooks were married on July 27, 1952, near Bible Grove, in her parents’ yard.
    They celebrated their anniversary with a dinner at Old Capitol View Restaurant in Vandalia, attended by their children and grandchildren, and their spouses; friends; and one great-grandchild.