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Milestones

  • Wedding

    Denise Renee Fornoff and Eric Michael Telger, both of Collinsville, were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Sept. 10, 2011, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, with the Revs. Michael Walther and Doug Meyer officiating.

  • Births

    Isla Christine McConkey
    Matthew and Kathy McConkey of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.

  • Card Shower

    Edna Ilene Sidwell
    A card shower has been requested for Edna Ilene Sidwell, who will celebrate her 89th birthday on April 3.
    She would appreciate cards from family and friends. Cards may be sent to: Edna Ilene Sidwell, c/o Friendship Manor, 221 E. Cumberland Road, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.

  • Anniversary

    Bill and Cheryl Edwards of Patoka will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary.

  • Card Shower

    Edna Irene Sidwell
    A card shower has been requested for Edna Irene Sidwell, who will celebrate her 89th birthday on April 3.
    She would appreciate cards from family and friends. Cards may be sent to: Edna Irene Sidwell, c/o Friendship Manor, 221 E. Cumberland Road, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.

  • Anniversary

    Jim and Erma Budlove of San Diego, Calif., and St. Elmo celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on Jan. 7, with dinner in the Fireside Room.
    While they had a long waiting list of friends, they were able to invite only 88 because of the size of the room.
    The dinner was a time for them to thank those attending for their love and friendship for the past 28 years, and to thank God that their paths in life had crossed.
    Fresh flowers adorned the fireplace, mantel and other areas of the room. Rose bouquets adorned each linen-covered table

  • Births

    Isla Christine McConkey
    Matthew and Kathy McConkey of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.

  • Card Shower

    An open house and card shower are planned for Fred Willms Sr., who will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Sunday.


    The open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, located northwest of Vandalia on Ill. Route 185.
    He is retired from Marathon Oil Co.
    His great-grandson, Tyson Edwards, was born on Fred's birthday, and Tyson will be with celebrating his second birthday with him.
    Cards may be sent to: 817 W. Taylor St., Apt. 1, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.
     

  • Birth

    Evan Robert Peyton
    John and Danielle Peyton of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 2:29 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21½ inches long. He was named Evan Robert.
    Grandparents are Danny and Dianne Neathery of Mulberry Grove, and Larry and Sandy Peyton of Vandalia.
    Great-grandparents are Wayne and Joyce Ennen of Greenville.

  • Wedding

    Larry Gebke and Mary Jo Moran were united in marriage on Oct. 8, 2011, in Effingham, with the Rev. Henry Dabney officiating.