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Milestones

  • 50-Year Masonic Member

    Don Adams of Vandalia (center) receives a certificate and pin from Temperance Lodge No. 16 Worshipful Master Tim McMillan (left) and Chaplain Winfred "Bud" Morrison in recognition of his 50 years of membership in the Masonic fraternity. As a 50-year member, Adams is now exempt from any further dues payments.

  • Engagement

    Gretchen Schaible and Mitchell Smith, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Births

    Carissa Grace Myers
    Chad and Sarah Myers of Edinburg are the parents of a girl born at 6:33 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

  • Wedding

    Amanda DuFaux and Jeff Burnam were united in marriage on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

  • Anniversary

    Philip and Rosalie Hart will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 2.
    Philip Hart and the former Roaslie Washburn were married on July 2, 1946, in Vandalia.

  • Anniversary

    Danny and Barbara Oberlink of Vandalia will celebrate their 55th anniversary on Thursday, June 30.

  • Anniversary

    Allen and Jeanette Sasse of Augsburg, rural Shobonier, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, July 17.

  • Engagement

    Kristin Bachula and Zachary Stombaugh, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Breann Sidwell of Brownstown and Kennard Milano of Salem have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.


    The future bride is the daughter of Brad and Nikki Sidwell of Brownstown.
    The future groom is the son of James and Mary Ann Milano of Salem.
    The couple are planning a 3:30 p.m. wedding on Saturday, July 23, at Liberty Christian Church in Brownstown.
    A reception will be held at 6 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.

  • Birth

    Lauren Joyanne Tompkins
    Bradley and Jill Tompkins of rural Smithboro are the parents of a girl born at 1:07 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.