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Milestones

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Larry England of Vandalia will celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary with a family dinner hosted by their children at their daughter’s home.

  • Birthday

    Clarence Freeman
    Clarence Freeman, a former Vandalia resident now living in a rural suburb of San Diego, will be honored this Sunday as he observes his 105th birthday.
    In 1910, when Freeman was 3 years old, his family moved to Vandalia. He worked for Vandalia Lumber Co. for more than 15 years, beginning in about 1930, rising to the position of assistant manager.
    He also served four years as an alderman for the city of Vandalia.

  • Engagement

    Hailey Carson of St. Elmo and Trey Wright of Beecher City have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Alan Harrison of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • Birthdays

    Betty Abendroth
    An open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of Betty Abendroth will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at the Phillips Building in St. Elmo. The open house is being held by her children.
    The family requests that those attending not take gifts.
    Cards may be sent to: Betty Abendroth, RR 2, Box 66, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.

    Margaret Adermann

    A card shower has been requested for Margaret Adermann of Vandalia, who will celebrate her 90th birthday next Monday.

  • In Uniform

    PFC Kristin R. Davison
    PFC Kristin R. Davison entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 8, 2011, and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. on Oct. 20, 2011.

  • Four Generations

    Four generations of the Brazle family are shown.

    From left to right are: Virgil Brazle of Florissant, Mo., grandfather; Vernon Brazle of rural Brownstown, son of the late Milas “Bud” and Lilly Brazle, great-grandfather; 2-week-old Olivia Bay Brazle of Moberly, Mo.; and Gabriel “Gabe” Brazle, also of Moberly.

  • Anniversary

    Jerry and Karen Little of Hewitt, Texas, formerly of Vandalia, were surprised with a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on May 20 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    Fifty family members and friends were present for the celebration, which was organized by the couple’s children, Debbie Little Smith and David Little.
    The Littles were married on June 16, 1962, in Vandalia.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pryor of Vandalia celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. John Truitt of rural Shobonier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    John Truitt and Marilyn Meseke were married on June 17, 1962, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.