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Milestones

  • Birthdays

    Mary Naber
    A card shower has been planned for Mary Naber of St. Peter, who will celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday, July 20.

  • Birth

    Ian Noah Zenker
    Jon and Andrea Zenker of West Chicago are the parents of a boy born at 9:06 p.m. on April 4, 2012, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.


    He weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was named Ian Noah, and he has a brother, Evan, age 2.
    Grandparents are Dannie and Patty Donaldson of Vandalia, and Steve and Arlene Zenker of Hampshire.
    Great-grandparents are Herschel and Barb Ambuehl of Farina.

  • Rameses Host Bridal Shower

    On June 15-16, Dr. Don and Phyllis Rames of Vandalia hosted a bridal shower in honor of Christopher Orr and Stellena Caudill of Winston-Salem, N.C. Those attending the shower included all members of the Rames family, Joy Orr, and David and Twilla Orr and son David.

  • Engagement

    Lauren Radliff of Chatham and Aaron Sczurko of O’Fallon have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Honor Long-Time Legion Members

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia honored four long-time members this spring.

    Those honored included 60-year members Lester Arnold (left) and David Crye (center). Post 95 Commander John Blythe (right) presented the awards. Not present were 60-year member Wendell L. Hoffman and 50-year member Louie Warner.

  • Engagement

    Lacey Durbin and Jacob Nalley, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Engagement

    Allison Jo Brunk and Sheldon Sean Satterthwaite Jr., both of Brownstown, have announced their upcoming marriage.

  • Anniversary

    Clarence and Mary Alender of Gillespie, formerly of Vandalia, celebrated their 60th anniversary this week with family dinners on Sunday and Wednesday.

  • Births

    Logan Matthew Sasse
    Matthew and Sarah Sasse of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 10:12 a.m. on Monday, May 28, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Engagement

    Crystal N. Stevenson of Greenville and Matthew E. Blankenship of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.