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Milestones

  • Births

    Philip Charles Taylor
    Shane and Kelly Taylor of Augsburg are the parents of a boy born at 10:01 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Turner-Hoover

    Mary Turner of Ramsey and Andrew Hoover of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The future bride is the daughter of Louie and Martha Turner of Ramsey. She is pursuing her degree in business administration through Argosy University.
    The future groom is the son of the late Bob and Virginia Hoover of Bingham. He is employed at Octochem in Vandalia, and is a volunteer fireman with the Smithboro Fire Protection District.

  • 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.