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Milestones

  • 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.

  • Anniversary

    Don and Berniece Etcheson of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Engagement

    Crystal Wallace and Larry W. England Jr., both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Julianne Zimny and Jonathan Morton, both of Chicago, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Carroll Wayne and Ruth Ann Beck of Herrick will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Sunday, June 17.
    A celebration with family, including dinner, will be held in Effingham at Lone Star Steakhouse.

    Carroll Wayne Beck and Ruth Ann Barnes were united in marriage on Sunday June 17, 1962, in the Herrick Christian Church. Dennis Corley officiated the double-ring ceremony.
    The maid of honor was Joyce (Brown) Nance, and Bob Barnes served as best man. The other attendants were Linda Kay (Austin) Bumgardner and Roger Henderson.

  • Birthday

    Evelyn Probst
    Evelyn Probst will be celebrating her 90th birthday with a reception for family and friends from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the Ramsey American Legion Home.


    The public is invited. The family requests no gifts.
    Cards may be sent to: Evelyn Probst, RR 1, Box 93, Ramsey, Ill. 62080.

  • Birth

    Kara Ann Stone
    Katie Lape and Jeff Stone of rural Brownstown are the parents of a girl born at 7:37 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Miley Worker crowned Miss Illinois Princess

    Miley Worker of Vandalia was recently crowned the Miss Illinois Princess at the International Junior Miss Pageant in Chicago.