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Milestones

  • Births

    Isabella Grace Edwards
    Tim and Jamie Edwards of Hanoi, Vietnam, are the parents of a girl born at 5:36 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Lanna Hospital in Chiangmai, Thailand.

  • Wedding

    Bethany Gabrielle Stuemke and Lee Anthony Doyle were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Wallace pond and gazebo of Bethany’s grandparents.

  • Engagement

    Stephanie Henna of Vandalia and Mitch Ashbaugh of Effingham have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Koontz of rural St. Elmo will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14.

  • Births

    Joslyn Dean Stephens
    Stephanie and Jade Stephens are the parents of a girl born at 10:59 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2011, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Birth

    Adelynn Mae Bowling
    Jake and Kristen Bowling of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Anniversary

    The Rev. Ernest and Joyce Flowers will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.
    Their children will be joining them for their anniversary weekend.

  • Anniversary

    Larry and Sue Keyes of Brownstown will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary this Thursday.

  • Birthday

    Russell 'Burwin' Merriman
    Family members and friends are invited to an open house on Saturday, Jan. 28, to celebrate the 90th birthday of Russell "Burwin" Merriman.
    The open house will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. at St. Agnes Parish Center in Hillsboro. The parish center is located next to St. Agnes Catholic Church.
    The family requests no gifts, though cards are welcome and may be sent to: 509 N. Main St., Fillmore Ill. 62032.

  • Birth

    Ellery Kate Laue
    Jen and Jay Laue of Shrewsbury, Mo., are the parents of a girl born on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.