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Milestones

  • In Uniform

    Joseph M. Dunn
    Air Force Airman Joseph M. Dunn graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Birth

    Alayna Elizabeth Mars
    Kelcey and John Mars III of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 3:31 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.
    Alayna weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21½ inches long. She has a brother, Aiden, age 6.
    Grandparents are Michael and Lisa Elder of Vandalia, and Michael and the late Chris Mars of Vandalia.

  • In Uniform

    Joseph M. Dunn
    Air Force Airman Joseph M. Dunn graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Birthday

    Robbi Phillips
    A celebration for Robbi Phillips’ 50th birthday will be held on Friday, May 16, at The Copper Penny.
    An open reception will be held from 6-8 p.m., and “Twisted Road” will perform at 8:30 p.m.
    Phillips hopes to see many of her former customers at Jay’s and Bunyard’s.
     

  • Births

    Levi David Montgomery
    Tyler and Stefanie Montgomery of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 2:18 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Sefton-Ramsey

    Marjorie Sefton and Jerod Ramsey, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Lay – 70 years

    Carl and Mabel Lay of Vandalia will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this Saturday.

  • Little Miss USA Winner

    The daughter of a former Vandalia resident and granddaughter of local residents was crowned Little Miss United States on April 13.

  • Compton – Finley

    Kendra Compton and Christopher Finley, both of Ramsey, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Births

    Case Raymond Diekemper
    Michael and Megan Diekemper of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 11:54 a.m. on March 22, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.
    Case Raymond weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 22 inches long.
    Grandparents are Craig and Donna Roper of Centralia, and Raymond and Marilyn Diekemper of Carlyle.