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Milestones

  • 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.

  • Engagement

    Heather Amanda Meseke and John R. Wilson have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.


    The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Meseke of Shobonier, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Meseke of Shobonier.
    The future groom is the son of John Wilson of Amarillo, Texas, Hazel Willshire of Austin, Texas,  and Mr. and Mrs. Shane Pinnell of Greenville.
    The couple are planning a Sept. 2 wedding at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.

  • Engagement

    Kayla VonBehren and Jacob Etcheson have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.