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Milestones

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Jones of Ramsey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 6.

  • Births

    Ella Elizabeth Morrison
    Jared and Natalie Morrison of Beecher in Northern Illinois are the parents of a girl born at 1:24 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Provena St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

  • Anniversary

    Edward M. and Deanna Kulesza will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • Birthday

    Marie Benefiel
    Marie Benefiel will celebrate her 94th birthday at 11:30 a.m. next Tuesday at the House of Plenty restaurant in Highland.
    There is an open invitation for the celebration.

  • Birth

    Alexandria Laine Conant
    Scott and Alison Conant of Effingham are the parents of a girl born at 3:39 p.m. on March 28, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She was named Alexandria Laine.
    Grandparents are Mikel Jahraus of Farina, Diane Jahraus of Altamont, and Gary and Janet Conant of Alma.

  • Engagement

    Holly Childers of Vandalia and Aaron Newcom of Wood River have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Leslie and Daisy Hipsher of Brownstown are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

  • Engagement

    The parents of Becca Dawn Sprague and William Lee Barth have announced the couple’s engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Wedding

    Mary Beth Riedle and David Adam Knoche, both of Alton, were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Nov. 19, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier, with the Revs. Doug Meyer and David Hoehler officiating.

  • Engagement

    Amanda Lynn Martie and Bartley Christian Hass, both of Troy, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.