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Milestones

  • Kramer-Lane

    Bethany Kramer and Blake Lane were united in marriage on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Salem, with the Rev. Robert Zwilling officiating.

  • Opfer-Doehring

    Nicole Opfer and Blake Doehring were united in marriage on July 30, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier.

  • Birth

    Cameron Parker Hummel
    John and Emily Hummel of Chatham are the parents of a boy born at 8:14 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield.


    He weighed 9 pounds, 11½ ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was named Cameron Parker.
    He has one brother, 20-month-old Ashton.
    Grandparents are Rich and Debby Frailey of Altamont. Great-grandparents are Dennis and Evelyn Meseke, and Mary Frailey, all of Shobonier.

  • Birthday

    Lucille Smith
    Lucille Smith of Vandalia will celebrate her 95th birthday on Monday, Oct. 3.


    She has three children: Jon Smith of Sherman, Pat Frost of Gainesville, Fla., and Pam Sapp of Livermoore, Colo.
    She has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     

  • Engagement

    Jancye Paine of Vandalia and Nathan Hortenstine of Ramsey have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Devall - 55 Years

    Lester and Jean Devall of Vandalia will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 30.

  • Engagement

    Sarah Kash and Shawn Meyer have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Katie Schumacher and Mitch Casey, both of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Card Showers

    Leola Lange
    The family of Leola Lange of Vandalia will celebrate her 90th birthday this Saturday.

  • Celebrates 107th Birthday

    Helen Ray of Vandalia celebrated her 107th birthday this Wednesday.

    She was born on Sept. 21, 1904, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Charles and Ann Gibbons Kupferer Sr. She has two daughters: Donna Fessler (deceased) and Carole White. Helen lives at home with her daughter, Carole. She is the oldest living member of the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia and is believed to be the oldest living resident of Fayette County. A celebration will be held on the weekend of Sept. 23 with family and friends.