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Milestones

  • Freeman – Mellen

    Rose Freeman and Adam Mellen have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Marchman – 65 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Grady LeMar Marchman of St. Elmo will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary next Wednesday.

  • Births

    William Scott Maher
    Megan and Greg Maher of O’Fallon are the parents of a boy born at 10:09 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Birthdays

    Mardell Carpenter
    An open house to honor Mardell Carpenter of Vandalia for her 75th birthday will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, in the First Pentecostal Church Educational Building, 1009 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia.
    For those unable to attend, cards may be sent to: 113 Woodland Hills Court, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Brian Willenborg added to state's 4-H Hall of Fame

    The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winner, and Fayette County’s nominee this year is Brian Willenborg.

  • Fayette County 4-H'ers show well at state fair

    Fayette County 4-H’ers competed against exhibitors from throughout the state in the Junior Livestock Shows at the Illinois State Fair, Aug. 7-17.  
    Seth Purcell placed third with his Hereford/Polled Hereford steer 1,275-1,345 pounds in the Junior Show.
    Purcell placed second in the Land of Lincoln Cattle Show with his Hereford/Polled Hereford steer 1,365-1,407 pounds, and placed second in the Livestock Show with his Hereford/Polled Hereford steer 1,365-1,407 pounds

  • Doyle – Burrow

    Erin Doyle of Ramsey and Nicholas Burrow of Altamont have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Tally – Knebel

    Emily Elizabeth Tally of Vandalia and Travis Mitchell Knebel of Smithboro were married in a ceremony at 4 p.m. on June 7, 2014, at Steve Knebel’s farm in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.

  • Ericksen-50 years

    John and Sandy Ericksen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Jenne-40 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Curtis (Lotz) Jenne of St. Peter will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at St. Peter Village Hall.