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Milestones

  • Engagement

    Capt. Adam W. Cole and Krista S. Kukowski have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Cole of Vandalia.
    He is a 2001 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, earned his undergraduate degree in history from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in diplomacy from Norwich University.
    He is a captain in the Illinois Army National Guard, serving as the commander of C Co. in Litchfield. He works at Camp Lincoln in Springfield.

  • Engagement

    Kari Jo McCarty and Aaron Nathan Boerema have announced their engagement.
    The future bride is the daughter of Ed and Kathy McCarty of Vandalia.

  • Birth

    Milli Marie Portz
    Brad and Lynn Portz of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 2:04 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

  • Durbin-50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. David Durbin of Farina will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.


    David and Lila Durbin were married on Sept. 16, 1962, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in St. Peter.
    They are the parents of three children: Sherri and her husband Don VonBehren of Summerville, S.C., Darren of Alma and Brady of Farina.
    They have four grandchildren: Kara VonBehren, Alec VonBehren, Kyle Durbin and Shelby Durbin.
    Cards and letters from family and friends may be sent to: 206 N. Mulberry St., Farina, Ill. 62838.
     

  • Smithson-50 years

    Joe and Ruth Smithson of Farina will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 28.

    The Smithsons were married at First Pentecostal Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. J.H. Reeter officiating.
    They are the parents of three sons: Brian and his wife Melodye, Darin and his wife Stephanie, and Brad and his wife Lori.
    They have 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    An open house reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the gym at St. Peter’s Lutheran School in St. Peter.

  • Schaal - 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schaal of St. Peter will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 23, with an open house.

  • Births

    Kiyah Beth Knoche
    Mary and David Knoche of Alton are the parents of a girl born at 4:10 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Engagement

    Courtney Carroll and Aaron Sapp, both of Vandalia have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Engagement

    Deidre King and Matthew Langston, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Birthdays

    Geraldine Mosley Hipsher
    A card shower is being requested for Geraldine Mosley Hipsher, who will celebrate her birthday on Sept. 2.