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Milestones

  • Completes Youth Police Program

    Iris Daiber of Vandalia graduated from the American Legion Youth Police Program on June 29. Daiber was sent to the program by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 of Vandalia.

  • Five Generations

    Five generations of the Hayes family are shown. From left to right are Lisa Radliff, Jessica Peyton, Mary Hayes, Brittney Radliff and Abigail Radliff.

  • Births

    Ella Karyne & Kaly Grace Benning
    Matthew and Tina Benning of St. Peter are the parents of twin daughters born on Aug. 1, 2012.
    Ella Karyne weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 18 inches long, and Kaly Grace weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 17½ inches long.
    They have a brother, Marcus, age 3½.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Al Niemeyer of St. Elmo will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 2, with an open house from 2-4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Elmo.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Newburn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7.


    Ronald Newburn and Barbara Young were married on Sept. 7, 1962, at Macedonia Christian Church in rural St. Elmo. Their attendants were Edwin Mattix of St. Elmo and Marjorie (Young) Daugherty of Louisville, Ill.
    The couple will celebrate their anniversary at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, at Macedonia Christian Church.
    Family members, friends and neighbors are invited to attend.
     

  • Card Shower

    Helen Stine
    A card shower is being requested for Helen Stine of Brownstown, who will celebrate her 90th birthday.
    Cards may be sent to: 1667 N. 1625th St., Brownstown, Ill. 62418.
     

  • 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.