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Milestones

  • Births Nov. 24, 2011

    Gia Claire Durbin
    Angie and Bryan Durbin are the parents of a girl born at 6:32 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.

  • Wehrle-50 years

    An open house to honor Kenneth and Jean (LaDuke) Wehrle will be held at 4 p.m. this Saturday at Los Amigos Restaurant on Veterans Avenue in Vandalia.

  • Adermann-Conrath

    Samantha Jo Conrath and Matthew Tyler Adermann, both of Taylorville, were joined in marriage at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in a double-ring ceremony at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Peter Kolb officiating.

  • Births

    Trenton Allen Dunahee
    Tim Allen Dunahee Jr. and Amanda Jean Dunahee of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 1:55 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Barker-Elmore

    Natasha Nicole Barker and Justin Eugene Elmore were united in marriage on July 9, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia.

  • Card Shower

    Clarence Wodtka
    A card shower has been requested for Clarence Wodtka of Farina, who will celebrate his 80th birthday this Friday.
    Cards may be sent to him at: RR 2, Box 46, Farina, Ill. 62838.

  • Patterson-Pommer

    Amanda Kay Patterson and Shaye Michael Pommer, both of Mulberry Grove, were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Hazlet State Park in Carlyle, with Haron Denton of Vandalia officiating.

  • Births

    Brailee Lynn Lockart
    Sean Lockart and April Tackett of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 4:24 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Richards-Jones

    Marcy Richards of Vandalia and Aaron Jones of Effingham have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Barker-Elmore

    Natasha Nicole Barker and Justin Eugene Elmore were united in marriage on July 9, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia.

    The bride is the daughter of Steve and Michele Barker of Vandalia.
    She chose her sister, Jessica Levanti, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ember Barnhart, Kristin Charlesworth and Jamie Elmore.
    The groom chose Jeff Ray, Ty Freeland, Clint Brown and Brandt Summers as his best men. Ushers were Kyle Barker and Egan McClary.
    Libby Watson was the flower girl, and Parker Ray was the ring bearer.