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Milestones

  • Wedding

    Blythe McKay Smith and Nathaniel Alan Bergstrom, both of Florissant, Mo., were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony on June 2, 2012, at North County Community Church in Hazelwood, Mo., with the Rev. Jimmie Montaigne officiating.

  • Anniversary

    Bill and Iris Rademacher of Vandalia will observe their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.

    Bill Rademacher and the former Iris Brooks were married on Aug. 17, 1952, at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia, with the late Rev. Bill Henderson officiating.
    They are the parents of three children: Steve Rademacher and his wife Barb of Imperial, Mo.; David Rademacher and his wife Leann of Centralia; and Lea Ann and her husband Bruce Rubin of St. Peter.
    They have 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Maurice D. Trexler of Vandalia will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Birth

    Alayna Sue VonBehren
    Seth and Meredith VonBehren of Troy are the parents of a girl born at 2:48 a.m. on June 28, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
    She weighed 7 pounds, and was 20 inches long. She was named Alayna Sue.
    Grandparents are Allan and Sheri VonBehren of Shobonier, Kenny and Kristy Arnold of Shobonier, and Sonny Banal of Vandalia.
    Great-grandparents are Carrol Dugan of Shobonier, and Julius and Mary Ellen Banal of Vandalia.
     

  • Engagement

    Dana Kirk and Craig Kern, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Anniversary

    Dean and Pat Roberts of Vandalia recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo.

  • Engagement

    Jo Carruthers and Travis Towler, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.


    The future bride is the daughter of Dan and Debbie Carruthers of Ramsey.
    She is a 2006 graduate of Ramsey High School.
    The future groom is the son of Marcia Barringer of Brownstown and Dudley Gathe of Effingham.
    He is a 2003 graduate of Brownstown High School.
    The couple are planning an Aug. 25 wedding at Oak Terrace in rural Pana. A reception will follow at the American Legion Home in Vandalia, with food served at 5:30 p.m.

  • Card Shower

    Merle Caylor
    A card shower has been requested for Merle Caylor, who will celebrate his 91st birthday on Aug. 17.
    Cards may be sent to: RR 2, Box 255, Ramsey, Ill. 62080.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Doug Veteto of St. Elmo will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the First Church of God SHED in St. Elmo.

  • 'The Blacksmith King'

    The daughter of Vandalia natives Barry and Mindy Barenfanger has released her first novel at the age of 15.